garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful brown with thick beige head Smell is bread with sweet molases. Taste is malty spice notes. The sweetness of up front but turns to a bitter aftertaste with hint of hops. Spicey aftenotes make this a great beer
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty slight fruitcake aroma. Dark crimsom appearance with full tan head. Mallty coffee flavors with medium hop bitternessand some fruity peach apricot flavors toward the finish.
CMUBEERMAN (426) - - JAN 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I actually liked this beer. The extra spice is good when compared to other GIís, and they didnít mess it up by making it to sweet. For the price of a six pack, Iíd be more than happy to have this around.
mrjaxson (417) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
It pours to a pretty reddish brown with a fluffy head that lingers. It has a scent that is part bakery and part fruity. I expected mostly sweetness but got a sweet-bitter combo--very different and certainly not typical for a brown ale. No real spice presence as found in many Christmas concoctions. Worth the investment. This was the 2011 maltage-hoppage of the ale.
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one day expired but its still delicious. There is almost and oaked flavor with is great. Nice feel on the palate.
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vmilaxer29 (412) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 12oz bottle poured into a goblet. Hazy deep brown ruby-ish color with "floaties" and small tan head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, nuts and sweet malt. Taste is roasty caramel malt, dark fruit, spices and some hop bitterness. Medium body and creamy mouthfeel. Nice.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2004
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Seemed along the lines of a brown ale. Wasn't much to look at, brownish color with a small bubbly head. Too watery without much body. Nothing exciting.
temporrari (395) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2008 Itís a deep amber pour, itís clearly filtered. We had no idea what the alcohol % was when we drank it. The bottle claims the flavor will continue to develop over 5 years. Not sure about that. Generic malty flavor, kind of reminds me of tea. Strange. Not something Iíd really seek out.
TerryR (389) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with mahogany highlights. Small white head. Aroma of spices and a bit of malt. Sweet malty body with more spices coming through. Short hoppy finish. Very drinkable.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is a wonderful blend of holiday cheer and malty goodness. I saved this one until after the holidaze and wish I would have bought more. Great smoothness.