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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
bottled at the brewery, they found a couple in the back... supposedly a pretty hard to find beer. I could drink a ton of this around the holidays, but I’m not sure how I would feel about this if I wasn’t in the Holiday Spirit. STRONG cinnamon aroma, with subdued cinnamon flavor. Other spices but this came out at the end of a massive sampling at the brewery, so I was a little dulled by that point, from flavors and alcohol... I would get this again, but hold out on it till it was cold and festive...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5580) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Deep amber with off white gooey lace and head. Spices and sweet malt dominates the nose with just a hint of hops in there as well. Flavor of ginger/vanilla/oak? Really odd pleasant flavor with a hint of furit maybe cherries. Mouthfeel and carbonation are solid. A really good beer that is full but refreshing. It is safe to say that it is a spicy mama.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PilsnerPeter (3031) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2008
Bottle shared by beastiefan2k: Brownish copper pour with off white head. Aroma has some toasted brown sugar and a mild hop presence. Flavor has a mild toasted hint and a graham cracker malt character. Mediocre overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle, thanks to beastiefan2k. Dark orange - amber / red pour. My writing is getting hard to read at this point. Aroma is smoked / toasted malt. The flavor is raosted malt and some lightly smoked meat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2008
Thanks to beastiefan2k for sharing this one. Amber beer with a toasty aroma. Quite rich and caramelly. Toasted malts with a bit of spice over an unusual animal cracker/graham cracker sweetness. A bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. Good aroma, but the spices come across quite astringent on the palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2008
This is a really delicious little winter treat. The 06 version, had been flavored with butter pecan, and was great by itself or with desert over ice cream. Spices are just right, and balance with the caramel maltiness, reminiscent of an English strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2008
Surprisingly enjoyable brew. Deep red/brown pour. Notes of spices,nutmeg....cinammon...ginger maybe? Tagging alongside are caramel malt and a lgiht chocolate touch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2007
22oz, courtesy of SS 2007, pours a nice deep amber with a medium white head, taste is spiced with nothing overpowering the others, mostly sweet carmel and nutmeg, but even those are subdued.. nice brew...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2007
1 liter flip-top bottle. Bottle opens with a "pop" and a wisp of carbonated air. Pours dark reddish-amber. Very thick, pillowy beige head leaves lots of lacing on the glass. Immediate aroma is cinnamon. As it warms, nutmeg, caramel notes appear. Taste matches with cinnamon being the strongest, some nutmeg, caramel, vanilla flavors too. This needs to be at room temperature to loosen the flavors. Not a bad beer, but for a Winter beer still very similar to so many Fall pumpkin beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jlruthven (594) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2007
I really enjoyed this. From a bomber, pours a deep reddish-mahogany, with half-inch off white head that gradually disspates into a ring of foam. Nose is nutmeg and pine, with some light caramel malts coming through. Taste is very spicy...I detect a touch of almond, and a hint of spiced cider. Good offering from Highland.

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