JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown colored liquid with a bubbly light taupe color. As a group there were many descriptors thrown about when it came to the aroma. Rubber ducks, baby powder, fresh diapers, vanilla pudding, just to name a few and I donít think any were discounted. There does seem to reside a touch of caramel, but one does seem to have to search for it. Flavors of some anise and spice cookies. Blue moon ice cream as well. An interesting holiday ale. I didnít mind it, but there are some odd nose and taste things going on.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Paul for sharing this at a recent tasting. Currently the #1 Winter Warmer. Served in a snifter.
Pours a nice caramel color with a really light head. Doesnít really stick around too long and only leaves a spot or two of lacing. The nose is loaded with vanilla, though it smells somewhat like extract. Thereís also a bit of caramel and malty sweetness. The taste is more vanilla plus some caramel. Not much else, though itís fairly nice. Beer has a medium body and finishes quite dry. Not terribly complex and not all the winter warmery, but pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-28-2011
swoopjones (4940) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of pbsmooth. Chestnut brown colored pour. Holiday spice filled aroma. Sweet malts, fruit cake, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel. decent winter warmer
TheBeerGod (4913) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L swing-top bottle. Pours copper with a short tan head. Aroma is very nutty, malty, sweet (brown sugar) and chocolaty with light spices. taste is chocolate covered peanuts, creamy, sweet malts, light spices, and more brown sugar. Body is medium with a light creamy carbonation. Finishes with more nutty flavors, chocolate, spices and light hops. Tasty!
Suttree (4745) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From giant flip top bottle. Burgundy, thin white head. Apples, cherries, nutmeg in the aroma, and in the flavor, as well. also, some butterscotch and maple. Very good.
mar (4480) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to ballewblake. deep brown with a cream colored head. nose is chocolate and caramel with a hint of vanilla in the back. very nice on the palate with a smooth flavor of vanilla and spice.
decaturstevo (4416) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TomDecapolis (4340) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to hopdog. Pours a translucent orange amber with an average off white creamy head. Aroma of nutmeg, pie crust, vanilla and a lot of various spices. Flavors of the same with tons of nutmeg/vanilla that was covering up any malt/hop presence.
badgerben (4333) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red color with no head. Light malt aroma. Complex flavors... caramel and chocolate mixed with dry grains. Some cinnamon and yeast. Certainly Christmasy.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear chestnut color with a thinbeige head. Aroma was malty with caramel and a nuttiness. Some spices mixed in with notes of grapes as well. Flavor of caramel malt and lightly spiced especially toward the finish. Medium body.