DocLock (7214) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Chestnut colored with aroma notes of malt, figgy fruit, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tastes malty, with a pronounced x-mas spice flavor, backup hops, and an overall rich and smooth palate.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ brewpub. Sample served with cinnamon and brown dishes rim, which dominated the aroma and only a few spice notes made it through. Not an accurate representation of the beer’s aroma. Pours dark brown with frothy beige head. Flavor was roasted malts, cinnamon and nutmeg which eased into a smooth spice finish. Good beer, but I would be interested in trying it without the extra flavors on the rim of the glass.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Maple Shade. My notes read "classic winter spices in a smooth lightly carbonated body. The head retention on this was amazing since it came with 5 other 4 oz samples and I drank this one dead last and the head was still sitting there smiling at me. Served with a rim of cinnamon and brown sugar so the aroma was all spice and no hops. Flavor was winter spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar) and to a lesser extent roasted malts". Nice beer but next time I will have to sample one in an unrimmed glass but I must admit it was a nice touch and worked.
alobar (2515) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in North Wales. Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Flavor matches aroma with some vanilla. Very nice beer.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - Wilmington. Pours black into a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass with a large, creamy brown head, long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is cinnamon sugar, roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt with spices, light bitterness and hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of spices, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Poured dark brown/very deep orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, slight chocolate, faint molasses, slight cola, and some roasting. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, slight chocolate finish is dry.
pilgrimoutlaw (642) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Phoenixville. Tastes like Jaegermeister. Pours brown with tan head. Cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, ginger. Moderately sweet, low bitterness. Full, creamy bodied. Decent winter beer, but not my cup of tea.
Leafs93 (1515) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet and spicy. Solid.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Wilmington. Hazy chesnut, thin white small bubbled ring, light wisp. Nose is soft, lightly toasted dates and dough, bit of banana esters. Flavor is equally soft, more toasty, less date more banana bread, dryer through soft low carbonation bitterness. Overall pretty sweet and muted but with decent grain and esters to add complexity, and certainly drinkable. Ask for it without the cinnamon gloss as the brewery likes serving this despite it adding sweetness and spice that masks the malt balance and reduces the beer to a thinner, watery contrast.
HeadyDE (371) - Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample draft at newark brewpub..served with a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass..negative expectations going into this one but wanted to try anyway..cant say very much positive about this.the most memorable thing about this is the odd rimming of the glass, and not in a good way..this smells and tastes like a summer sipper to me..after having some more favorful and better winter warmers recently..this offering just doesnt cut it..