lag91 (55) - Milton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Dark amber color with a short lived cream color head. Aroma was promising with Christmas spices prominent. The spices are the carrier of the beer, nutmeg is prominent, with a little cinnamon. Not much else in there though kind of a spiced water with a background of earthy hops….kind of blah in my opnion
DiarmaidBHK (3604) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours dark red with a thin white head that doesn’t last very long. Has a bit of nutmeg or some other Christmas spice on the nose. Doesn’t taste like very much. Not much malt or hop action and only a faint cinnamon. Watery finish. Meh!
Bulk_Carrier (2437) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance was a dark amber body with a small off white head that dissapates quickly with barely any lacing.
The smell had cinnamon and nutmeg, some clove in the background.
The taste was sweet yet becoming balanced to some light bitterness as it warms.
The palate sat about a medium; slightly sessionable; slightly bitter aftertaste; clean, dry finish.
Overall, a decent winter warmer, nothing spectacular but would have it again.
rumproasts (3553) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. reddish amber with small head. moderate malt body and quite a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. not bad.
lawman834 (239) - Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet and spicy. Cinnamon and Nutmeg obviously. Hint of banana. In fact, it reminds me of banana nut bread. Not my style perse, but quite enjoyable as on a cold gloomy evening.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
Creedence (282) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the very brewery. Pours a very murky brownish red, very thin beige head, patchy. Aroma is all spice, nutmeg, clove, ginger and cinnamon. Taste is quite sweet, very heavily spiced, a lot of nutmeg and a very slightly sour character from the spice. Smooth, a little thin, but with a great nutmeg and cinnamon aftertaste that lasts and lasts. Quite a delicious brew, and an interesting choice for cask.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like the spice notes of this beer. It’s nothing amazing, but it’s certainly enjoyable.
ads135 (3200) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very nice winter warmer. Has a ton of spices, especially cinnamon. Medium bodied and rich.
ArtMac (3) - Hop Bottom, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Would buy again. Holds up nicely with steak and ribs. Spices are up front and pleasant.
bellco33 (426) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JAN 15, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured from bottle into pint glass: Pours red / amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove...lots of spices. Taste is malt and a hit in the face with a spiced sledgehammer. There is nothing subtle about this beer. Cloyingly sweet, over spiced, gross beer. Took a sip just for the tick. This is one of my least favorite beers from an otherwise pretty good brewery. They need a new winter seasonal.