raradel (273) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A little lite for my taste in the look, palate and body but has a nice nose and good depth of flavor. This one is better a little cool, and really great for a lighter winter brew. Try it!
biermonk (263) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Summits Wayside Tavern...Highland is great Southern Brewery...Lightly hopped and spiced with vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg primarily...Followed by the slightest present of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops..Nice chocolate int the middle...This is a really nice beer and I wish more people got to try it
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber----->nonic. Pours a clear light brown with a small, thick white head and pretty good lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and cinnamon. Flavor has roasted malt, cocoa, and slight spice. Decent creamy palate with a tad bit of carbonation. Nice winter beer that I will definitely revisit.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle to Engligh pint glass. Smooth aroma of lightly roasted pecans and vanilla. Smooth dark color with a lasting cream head. Feels like liquid silk in the mouth. Did I mention it was smooth? Finished slightly sweet with vanilla hints. Wow, no wonder itís so hard to get this stuff before itís sold out!
jobyone (234) - Charlotte, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours dark amber with thin off white head. The aroma is sweet with hints of chocolate, and malt. The flavor is very sweet but with a nice light balance of bitterness. Very drinkable.
molassesfan (202) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bomber. Pine aroma with coriander, nutmeg, and ginger. Tastes like bitter gingerbread and mouthfeel is rather thick. Dry spice finish.
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. 2008 bomber. Pours bright copper with a dense, creamy tan head and lots of lace. Aroma is soft and sweet with powdered sugar and some biscuity notes, along with the omniprescent vanilla cream vibe. Flavor is sweet, malty, and creamy with strong vanilla notes and some traditional holiday spices; most comparable to cream soda - pleasant and different. Medium bodied and smooth. This is a nice beer that I look forward to every winter. Definitely a unique take on the holiday ale theme.
tdmuel (193) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark, slightly hazy mahogany color with a creamy light tan head. One the nose, vanilla, citrus, bready malt notes, a sweet berry note and a touch of spice. Nice, but mellow, citrusy hop bite on the taste, very strong toasty malt character, creamy vanilla, and a hint of cinnamon. Really reminds me of winter solstice, but with a nicer citrusy bite to it.
scooter520 (185) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Appearance: very clear auburn brown with big foamy off-white head that lingers quite a while. Aroma: really very mild but hints of vanilla and some biscuit. Taste: the taste really stands out with vanilla, nuttiness, maybe cinnamon, a nice floral hoppiness, some biscuit and just a slight hop bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel: fairly thin bodied with medium carbonation. Overall: it's a beautiful looking beer but the aroma is so mild and the texture is a little thin for my liking. Ultimately, though, the taste is really quite delicious and the spicing is just right (for a guy who really isn't big on spicy Christmas type ales). Very drinkable.
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dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 Iím not sure how I would feel about this if I wasnít 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...