beerme31 (433) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark red-brown thin tan head. Malt and spice aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, average carbonation, mild hop and spice finish. Doesn’t all come together quite right for me. Ok overall.
ryanscourt (470) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not much of aroma. Flavor is fairly bland. Not much in the way of spices but probably more palatable than other holiday ales. Simple and ok. Hint of chocolate finish.
Nightsky (174) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Ok, this is simple. It smells like grandmas soap dish and tastes like grandmas soap dish. It's appearance is very nice, thick head clear and dark brown. Smells and tastes like soap. The rest of us don't want Festivus.
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jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-roasty med malt-cocoa. T-roasty med malt-cocoa, 2nd earthy hops.
Nate (3464) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Dusty grain, roasted barley, chocolate, and mild spices. Much like a brown ale in nose. Dark coppery brown clear but with some haze, topped with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium dry with lots of roast, nutty and spicy bitterness. Some malty chocolate sweetness and light spicy character. Medium bitter hop finish with lasting bitter after.
Wileecoyote (33) - - JAN 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pleasant but mild aroma, perfect dark amber color, smooth brown malts with a slightly hoppy aftertaste, little or no head, a little too flat for palate, overall good beer, will drink again but not seek out
tcane7 (1363) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clean brown. Mostly roasted malts, some honey and faint spices.
MarkSachon (435) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle compliments of my neighbor Bob - Thanks! Disappointing in flavor and body. Thin and very weak overall. Not worth the effort.
fluffy (1056) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
not sure what is going on with this one. there is a weird freshly-mowed grass twang note that pops up once in the front, and then again on the palate after. bad hops, maybe? sort of a scottish ale, but with a herby note throughout. not a fan.
Buckeye780 (1) - - DEC 20, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle. Reviewed 12/20/12. 1/2 inch white/light brown head upon pouring down center of pint glass. Quickly dissipates. Malty nose with slight hint of cinnamon, vanilla, and mild hop. Malty flavor that quickly vanishes. Very dry mouth feel (maybe due the the cinnamon, or mace as the label says is included). Slight hop bitterness lingers. Overall, a very uninspiring beer. This beer is falling into the pattern of many Christmas beers of late. White Lightning and All In Amber are much better offerings.