Johnsense (920) - - FEB 4, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Collor coloured pour, good head, good lacing. Subtle aroma of candied dark fruits. A bit more complex as it warms - Dark fruit, hard candies, a bit of cinnamon and some spiciness. A bit light in the mouthfeel. Very subtle, whereas I prefer a winter warmer that will make you take notice.
rollinsr (413) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - FEB 3, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Wasn’t a huge fan of this one though it came out of a single batch cask and may have just been an off batch. The maltiness of this one seemed to beer overpowered by the whisky aroma. Reminded me of a watered-down boiler-maker. I will most likely try this one again and re-rate it.
Blairgus (2979) - California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 jan 2012, bottle. Light nut brown, clear, no bubbles. bready and alcoholy winter ale. Nothing amazing on the nose but it is enticing. Full body and almost flat. Nice Lightly caramel and faintly nutty. Decent.
Jabic (431) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ar: Slight malt and toast - a bit of cinnamon, pepper, and some stale fruitiness.
Ap: Copper, crystal clear - medium very light tan head - good retention with thick lacing.
T: Very fruity - blueberry and raspberry - fruit and slight maltiness dominates - very low bitterness.
P: Medium bod with medium carbonation - finish is somewhat dr.
O: Simple and drinkable beer - fairly one-note and fruitiness is a bit artificial, but overall, not too shabby.
OmegaX (1318) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pour. Nose is full of bubblegum and banana sweetness with a hint of citrusy hops. Some caramel in the nose. A touch of spice (cinnamon) is also in the aroma but faint. Pour is a nice brown/ruby color in the light with a light tan, fluffy head with sloppy lacing. Taste is quite malty with some slight citrus hops. Notes of caramel and toffee come through with some slight nuttiness at the end. Some light cinnamon and cardamom are present as the beer warms up. Good ale for a cool night.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a beautiful amber body with a creamy head. Nose is mainly herbal, with mellow notes of vanilla and cinnamon. Flavor are smooth vanilla with a nice malty undertone. Finished a tad fruity with a bitter finish from the hops.
jtclockwork (10259) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet caramel candy, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and spicy hops. Great spice balance. Medium body.
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is light some hops some caramel sweetness. Taste is winter ale, some cinnamon, cardamum, winter spices. Overall great winter ale.
IAmTheBeerKing (14) - Cherokee, North Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great winter Ale - this is what Christmas is all about, you can taste the cinnamon on your tongue after you swallow. Good stuff!
Likes - the winter spice
Dislikes - none
Enjoy-ability - 9.5 out of 10
frozen_glass (51) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
All the bubblegum sweetness and minty freshness of a candy cane is packed the in the aroma. Translucent brown color, with a fleeting tan head. Sweetness dominates the flavor throughout, supplemented by bitterness in the middle, but the flavor isn’t overwhelming. Medium body and carbonation. A pleasant, but weak and very sweet, winter beer.