Busick (390) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JUN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I love seasonal beers, especially during the Christmas holidays! This is by far the best beer I have found during Christmas time....and my wife loved it....double bonus!
djd07 (10040) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thanks to George! Pours a dark cloudy amber with snall beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong spice, nutmeg, and booze. Medium mouthfeel with a nice spice, light roast with sweet finish. Very good.
TheHOFF43 (2043) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle. Pours dark with tons of Christmas on the nose. Tons of nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. very much a spiced beer, but a very good one.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber shared by Caleb - thanks! Lots of Christmas spices - nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon. Smooth palate, rich taste. Delicious.
Bacterial (2827) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber as an extra from misterbeer thanks! Pours a hazy dark amber, cinnamon in color. Cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice in the nose - nice. Makes me want a pumpkin pie. Nice spice in the taste. Pumpkin with a malty, bourbon finish.
peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Murky rust colored pour with a slick of white foam. Whiskey, light green apple, and various spices in the aroma. Taste is more subdued with whiskey, rye, and various spices like cinnamon and cardamon. Light mouthfeel. Okay.
GenDV138 (5989) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Van Wink version with silver cap) from a trade poured into a Belgian snifter. Pours a dark ruby color with half a finger of off-white head that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of big bourbon, cinnamon, gingerbread, spices, coconut, vanilla, caramel. Tasting notes of bourbon, vanilla, light coconut, cinnamon, gingerbread cookies. Light carbonation, slightly sticky mouthfeel. More booziness as it warms. Medium body with a dry and slightly warm finish. Kind of prefer the non-barrel aged version, the bourbon is nice at first but doesn’t blend with the base beer as much as I’d hope. Maybe a different type of barrel would compliment better, or maybe this is just one that’s better without barrel aging. Still a solid brew.
italarican (1543) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle generously shared by joemuff during the post-grand tasting muff party at RBWG. This is the Pappy version. Luscious chocolate liqueur, lingering toast and biscuit. Soft, pillowy marshmallow sweetness. Hell yeah.
adnielsen (10485) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ home via the ole rotterbox. Cheers Rot! Pours a fairly clear, deep orangish brown appearance with a thin light brown head. Pretty heavy cinnamon and nutmeg, very spicy, vanilla, dark fruity, caramel aroma. Again, very spicy flavor that is straight up gingerbread with maybe a bit of cardamom. I can’t detect any barrel presence, just a lot of spices. Booze well hidden. Drinks good.
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013 bomber. Maple pour with slight off white head. Nose of Christmas spices. Taste follows the nose. Not very boozy which is nice. Nice winter warmer. Tastes a little like Dr. Pepper. Solid.
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