RRistow12 (315) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby amber color with off white head that quickly fades. Huge spice aroma. Lots of what seems to be all spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste is also big on the spices same as the nose with a very balanced caramel malts sweetness and hop bitterness. Pretty complex for a Christmas ale. Medium bodied with a sticky and sweet mouthfeel. One of my favorite Xmas ales. If you like the spicer Xmas ales you'll definitely enjoy.
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oakbluff (421) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear chestnut, min. head- nose is quite pungent from the spices. Definitely not a subtlely spiced beer with the nutmeg especially strong. taste- sweet molasses cookies, gingerbread and of course the nutmeg. Tasty enough but very cloying and best in small doses. Soft on the finish with carbonation on the low side. Not boozy at all but the sweetness still distracts.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazed mahogany with a thin tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and caramel. Taste is spicy and malted with cinnamon, dark fruits, caramel and mild warming.
HULK777 (425) - - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Intense cinnamon bun dough aroma. Taste of toast bread, apples, cinnamon, orange peel, ginger, and toffee. Bittersweet yeast, ginger, cinnamon, and dough aftertaste.
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark coppery colour with a light beige head with medium duration. Aroma has notes of caramel, spices and toasted malts. Flavor is light yeasty, notes of caramel, toffee, dark fruits, some nuts and spices. Light bittery final with medium duration.
keepersj12 (2785) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice malty aroma with some Christmas spices. The flavor is malty sweet with the spices showing up. The finish is nice and warming. Good sipper.
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/22/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Deep amber with a white head. Seasonal spicy aromas with malt, caramel and dark fruit. Spicy flavors with light hops and fruits. A bit of alcohol burn on the finish. Not bad.
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is one of my least favorite Hoppin’ Frog beers but its pretty solid nonetheless. The beer is surprisingly dry, but there is a really nice assortment of spices.
redtechnj (226) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- Clear Dark reddish amber with almost no head
Aroma- Sweet and spicy, Ginger, cinnamon, allspice,nutmeg
Flavor- Big Xmas spices, nutmeg and allspice i think, Caramel malts,ginger
abcfan (754) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting brew. Pours red/brown with a tan head. Aroma is spice and malt. Taste is a mix of cinnamon, nutmeg, and notes of egg nog.