TheEpeeist (3398) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a spongy beige head. Nose is quite spicy with cinnamon stick, nutmeg, clove and brown sugar. Creamy medium body with brisk carb. Taste is toasted grains and coconut, caramel and same spices. Tasty and easy drinking with just enough spice.
jbone78 (42) - Panama City Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours redish to light brown color with smells of sweet candi malts and tastes of caramel. very sweet. Lightly carbonated and drinks very easily. We mixed this with an Imperial Black Mocha Stout and that was an experience! If you have never do it and can get the beers, do it.
sallad (115) - USA - JAN 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear mahogany, thin beige head with some nice lace. Crisp malt aromas with hints of cocoa, brown sugar. Nicely balanced, tangy spice and light citrus finish.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
09 batch. Deep rich ruby amber color, frothy beige head. Aroma of toffee, creamy marshmallow, nut. Taste is sweet caramel with some hint of dark chocolate, not getting too much spice. Rich creamy texture, medium carbonation. Lingering roast and hop spice finish.
octo (22) - USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
my nose is a little stuffed up. dark reddish pour with a small head that dissipates quickly leaving fhead clumps on the side of the glass. Tastes of strong vanilla, some cinnamon, and a few other holiday type spices.. and kind of tastes like bubble gum. very drinkable. a good winter seasonal thats refreshing in the hot florida weather.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cask @ redlight redlight. Malty caramel nose with hints of vanilla, with hints of a spice in the aroma as well. Pours a hazy caramel amber with a thick white head. Smooth vanilla and caramel malts, with hints of nutmeg and maybe traces of something like cardamom, not sure i can’t place it. Its very smooth with a creamy flavor. Very nice!
beernovice39 (3155) - Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ever changing needs to stop! This year is pretty darn good! nIce smooth malts with good flavor. Whatever the spice is there is a nice himt of chocolate in here i think. Could drink many of these.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at redlight redlight. Pours a dark amber with an off-white head. Lots of nutmeg in the nose. Hints of cinnamon. Nice warm, wintry, coffee-cake aroma. The flavor exhibits these notes fairly well although a lot of malt comes through and covers some of the subtler layers. All said and done, it hits the spot on a cold winter night.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressed, the best thing I have had from Highland. A little different for a winter ale. Medium bodied. Mostly malt with light cinnamon spiciness. Few hops. Not bitter, but not too sweet. Low carbonation, highly drinkable.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap at redlight redlight, pours hazy light brown with a medium off white head. Oaky aroma with some biscuit and bready notes. Flavor is nice and malty with some light cocoa and vanilla. Very nice Chirstmas beer.