3fourths (8480) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 1, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bright ruby red and clear. Smells like sweet candy, such as cherry jolly ranchers. Artificial and detached smell of raspberries and cherries I guess. Slightly spicey as well. Very soda-like on the tongue, light and thin, bland and soft on the tongue as well... almost numbing the tongue, with a flavor mixture of cinnamon, cherries, apples, and some wood. But overall it's just too artificial.
DocLock (8341) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to npdempse for this. Pours light copper with a medium, creamy white head. Aroma of malt, spices, hops, some caramel and citrus. Tastes caramel-malty, with finishing hops, citrus, and spices. Smooth palate with solid complexity.
jercraigs (8294) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 December 2007. Bottle. Dark amber body with a small foamy beige head. (3+) Strong ginger aroma, mild fruit and malt character. (6+) Moderate spice throughout the flavour, ginger, underlying sweet malt. (6+) Average palate. Pleasant but just okay, lightly lingering spice. 6+/3+/6+/3/13 - 3.3
<P>November 2000. Bottle. Strong,and you can taste the alcohol a bit. The spices (cinnamon and ginger) are very mellow, not overpowering.. hints of it in the aroma. Nice, but on the bland side. Could handle more cinnamon, or more malty flavor I think without become too overpowering. 7/3/6/3/13 - 3.2
Fin (8130) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle that was kindly passed on in a trade by the marvellous Miketd when we met in NYC in Nov 08, cheers me old china. Pours copper in colour with great clarity and an off white head. The aroma is a little sweet, malty, bit boozy. Cinnamon and allspice reveal themselves in the mouth there is also a slight metallic edge to this. Soft on the palate, easy drinking for its strength and whilst a nice beer it seemed to lack a certain something. Glad that I got to try this and once again big thumbs up to Mike. A6 A5 F6 P3 OV13 3.3
arminjewell (7999) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/red, with white head. Aroma is some nutmeg, cinnamon, honey, some caramel, and some ginger. Taste is nice balanced of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, leading into sweet honey with a slightly bitter finish. Nice christmas brew, not over the top, but nice, balanced.
DrSilverworm (7997) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Clear orange color, minimal off-white head. A few spots of lace. Pronounced carbonation, some dryness. Taste is a bit bitter, with alcohol warmth, and spice in the aftertaste. Honey aroma is nice but masked by the stronger carbonation. I can see why people like this, but it’s not for me...... Some hops. Getting better as it warms! Some sweetness with the malts. Now significantly better, since it’s warmed up a bit. Make sure to respect that 55F recommended serving temperature to best enjoy this brew. Nice sweet cinnamon spice is evident, now. Pretty good aftertaste.
BMan1113VR (7897) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to beervirgin72. Bottle marked best by 03/11/08, so this has some age on it. Pours with a smallish, light brown head with a slightly hazed copper body and good lace. Aroma of maple syrup, cereal, wet dog and light spices. Taste is maple syrup, caramel, cinnamon, and cereal. Pleasant. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, light carbonation.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2011 Bottle thanks to my Uncle. Poured a hazy earthy brown with a tan head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was a combination of bread, hay, biscuits and a good amount of spice (cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.) Flavor began with some spice by gave to smooth bread and biscuit.
BVery (7472) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Clear gold pour with a clingy white head. Aroma and taste of malt, cinnamon, ginger, and sweet berries. Pretty darn good stuff.
j12601 (7395) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Crizay. Pours a clear pale brown with a medium lightly tanned beige head. Honey and candied ginger on the nose, with a background of malt, and a touch of chocolate. Medium body, slightly medicinal. Light bitter finish with even more of that medicinal quality.