mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice spicey flavor. Yellow in color. Cinnamon and Nutmeg. Malty. Nice christmas beer.
monkeyman (57) - Alabama, USA - DEC 27, 2003
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Undated single bottle. Almost a drain pour, and a huge disappointment from Harpoon. Intense cloying cinnamon, destroys whatever else they were offering.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not sure what to make of this. Nice orange yellow color with a white head. Interesting spice aroma, that reminds me of cola more than anything else. A combination of wintergreen, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Glad I like cola. Nice spicey flavor, and you can pick out the hops! Malty as well. Emjoyable for a Christmas beer.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a smell of both cinnamon and nutmeg. The color is a middle amber. The taste is a bit muted, but the spices are very evident. The spices really make this beer as the background is a bit like a typical domestic.
HighlanderOne (1032) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Sometimes these winter brews tend to too overwhelming with flavor - almost gooey. Harpoon got it right. The cinnamon & nutmeg are right there in the aroma and taste, but not to the point that it makes you sick as you drink it. Good feel and finish all the way.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pretty interesting; like eating cinammon toast and drinking ale... Enjoyable but I found it very thin bodied.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2003
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cinamon and nutmeg spices are evident in aroma and aftertaste. This beer could make an intresting session beer.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very pretty amber color...nose was dominated the spices cinnamon,nutmeg maybe some cloves...Flavor was very frity hinting at cherry that was chased off the palate by the spices i was pleasantly surprised
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is NUTMEG!!!!!, allspice, cinnamon and oranges. A light bodied winter warmer. Malts are fruity and sweet with a touch of orange and citrus, Hops are slightly spicy, but are sort of overwhelmed but the nutmeg and cinnamon. Despite that ‘flaw’ this beer sort of works. It’s a nice light flavorful and spicy winter warmer. The spiciness goes away rather quickly and you are left drinking a nice light winter beer. It’s different for a winter beer, but it works. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is spicy and nutmeggy.
tidiaguy (168) - Hawley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I didn't care for this to much. Dark copper color with a near flat apperance, no head, no carbonation. Aroma is nice blend of spices, but I think it's a little over done in the flavor. I don't feel it's as full bodied as they advertised. A heavier mouth feel and a little less spice might make this a good ale.