_angst_ (4351) - Göteborg, - DEC 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber courtesy of RoNo. Pours clear dark amber with a small frothy and fizzy wooden brownish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and very spicy with cinnamon buns, cardamom, nutmeg, gingerbread, orange zest, cloves, vanilla fudge, hay, sassafras, cookie dough and hints of peppermint. Taste is is slightly sweet, bitter and spicy with sweet dark bread, cloves, cardamom, ginger, hay, orange peal, mint, cinnamon buns, alcohol and roasted cereal. Mouthfeel is slightly round, spicy astringent and medium bodied. Finish is tiny sweet and spicy astringent with sweet dark bread, Christmas spices, cinnamon bun, ginger bread, hay and orange peal. Lots of freshly baked buns and cookies in this one but I don’t think that’s what I want in my beer.
jgb9348 (5524) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 29, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep dark amber coloured body with a nice thick, four centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of spices, herbs, grain, alcohol, malt and a lot of deep pitted fruits. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong malty flavours at first with bunches of spices showing allspice, coriander seed, nutmeg, canella and even some cloves. Aftertaste shows a robust complexity with malt, brown sugars, some grain, yeast, pit fruits and toffee all around - very nice. Overall, a very good complex spice-based beer with a lot of malt, alcohol and sweetness around! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased at Whole Foods in New York (Bowery), New York on 27-May-2016 for US$9,99 sampled at my hotel in Lower Manhattan on 27-May-2016 a few minutes later.
Stuu666 (9769) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Pours deep ruby brown, nose is pumpkin pie, gingerbread, vanilla, cinnamon, taste is similar, sweet and fruity, really tasty.
krittenhouse (23) - Shelby, USA - DEC 31, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
A lovely way to ring in the new year!! Happy New Year everybody! This was an enjoyable experience!!
Desverger (7338) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@Banksia, Copenhagen - pours brown with a beige head. Aroma and taste comprises malty cake like Christmas pudding prominence, caramel and treacle, dark dried fruit, nice showcase of winter Christmas spices, some brown sugar, great stuff.
Koelschtrinker (16252) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Stark gewürziger Antrunk von sämtlichen Weihnachtsgewürzen, trocken. Gewöhnungsbedürftig, ab dem 3. Schluck erheblich angenehmer, hefig, süffig. Zimt, Nelke, geringe Süße. Mild herb, nett. 10/8/9/8/11/8
Beerhunter111 (15247) - Hasborn, GERMANY - NOV 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dunkel orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach ginger, Zimt, dunkles malz. Geschmack nach Zimt, Ingwer, spekulatius.
HoppityHop (195) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like liquid Christmas, tastes like liquid gingerbread, and looks like a brown ale. Superb.
djd07 (8764) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Wine Bar Destin. Pours a cloudy copper brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with strong spices, cinnamon, caramel, rich malt, hides alcohol well, very good.
Ron (3466) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle received from Erica and Chris at Christmas. Pours a copper brown with small dissipating head and no lace. Aroma is a lot of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Taste is much the same as the aroma. It is like eating gingerbread. A little hop bitterness balances it out. The malt hides the alcohol well. Very warming though.
Theydon_Bois (16227) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at Pedro leaving drinks, thanks to LKS, 24/04/15.
Lightly hazed amber with a decent beige cap that dissipates edge ward.
Nose is fruit cake, spice, rich malt, herbal tones, toffee, brown sugar, pumpkin.
Taste comprises rich fruit cake mix, dates, clove, icing sugar, toasted sugar, winter cheer.
Medium body with bite, fine carbonation, drying close.
Xolid flavoursome affair for the style.