TheKegergator (241) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a little darker than medium amber, slightly hazy. Smell is a little lax, but ok. Taste is solid.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2011
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Reddish-brown with quite the large. Smells of strong caramel and roasty malts.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Surprisingly pleasant, smooth, beautiful deep red, creamy head, lightly chocolate and cinnamon, toasty-nutty, do I hear sleigh-bells?
Juancho (239) - Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Goose Island pub - linconln park. Clean, non-hazy look, very faint/delicate aroma, delicate foam/head, and slight carbonation. i’ts a little less substantial than i would expect in a holiday ale., but nonetheless a nice beer.
DJC (238) - USA - DEC 1, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wonderful, deep brown/amber color, and a respectable, but mostly diminishing head. Nice lacing. Delightful, inviting aroma. Flavor is of roasted nuts, coffee, and very bitter chocolate. Actually, I think this one is maybe a little too bitter. As one rater before me noted, it might be interesting to put a bottle in storage and see what it’s like in a year or so.
Moggman (235) - Columbus, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours amber/copper with a tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, malty toffee. Flavor is a decent balance of malts and hops with a bit of spices thrown in. Finishes slightly bitter.
drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Nice deep brown color with a medium white head served in a goblet. Aroma was nothing to speak of, however, and flavor was unremarkable. I tasted some malt and some spice notes, but not much to differentiate it from the decent but unremarkable flagship Goose Island Beer, Honkers Ale.
BazookaJoe (232) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light brown with a thin white head. An ordinary brown with a little extra spice.
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sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a medium brown with a small tan head. This the 2012 edition. This beer is sweet and has a roasted malt taste, there is a bit of a smokey and bitter taste. There are also sour dark fruit flavors and this beer has a medium spicyness to it.
TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a festive dark cider into a Guinness pint. Not much retaining off-white head. Light, crisp hoppy aroma, some malty sweetness, spices, faint citrus. Very nice combination of malts, ever so faint presence of hops, spices (nutmeg), a little bit like gingerbread. Medium-soft carbonation with a pleasant mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Could easily throw back a bit too much of this brew. Does its warming job wonderfully for such a low abv beverage. Overall, pretty pleased with this.