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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A strong ale with festive spices, this deep chestnut colored brew carries a hearty 8% abv. During the boil, the wort is infused with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and other secret spices...resulting in a concoction that will warm the toes and invigorate the spirit. Pleasantly spicy when fresh, this ale will become more complex and mellow with age.


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2008
Brown, off-white small tan head that fades. instantly. Nose is caramel malts and a touch of roast. Spice is predominant: pumpkin pie spices, pumpkin fruit in general, cinnamon and clove. Slight dark fruit presence. Taste is extremely spicy, with a slight toffee and chocolate character near the finish. Very spice-forward, never had anything like it. Nutmeg and cinnamon, nutty and only slightly sweet. Aftertaste slightly bitter. High carbonation, slight mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
abcfan (692) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
This is one spicy brew! Very well balanced for a seasonal beer. Nice malty, fruity and spice flavor. Pours a dark amber, almost black, with thin white head. Has a strong banana flavor with hints of nutmeg. Very good for a seasonal beer.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 chocolate, coffee, alcohol, brown- black in color, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, long finish. GREAT BEER!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (10092) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2008
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC. Dark amber, offwhite head. Malty aroma, vinous notes, some cinnamon, fruity and with banana notes. Fruity flavor, roasted, candy, some banana, some chocolate.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Slipstream (1988) - USA - FEB 18, 2008
This seems like a cross between a weizenbock and a spiced holiday ale. Flavors of prunes, coffee, herbs, and hops. The high alcohol level is tastable. Unusual and interesting. On tap.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5644) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours a nice dark brown with little tan head. Roasty aromas, some coffee, holiday spices. Pretty good

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Pours a very dark brown that some light comes through. Minimal crème head. Nose is very nutty and leafy and earthy. Very nice indeed. Flavor is robust and sweet. This seems like a mix between a winter warmer and a brown ale. Distinct sugar-laden characters with noticeable earthy qualities there as well. Liquid feel is smooth. Carbonation is low, but still nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Tap at HDG Daze. One of my favorites of the day. Very nice dark color with a little head. Aroma of wheat, and spices with a lot of malts to balance it out. Nice flavor. Very well balnced spices and great body. Some faint dark fruits of raisins and some bittersweet chocolate too. Pretty good overall.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2008
On tap at HDG. Nutty, cola in the aroma. Flavor has a sweet raz or strawberry thing going on. Theres a sulfuric thing going on that’s not very pleasant. Nothing in this beer is very pleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2008
Tap at HDG Daze of the Devil. Very dark brown beer. Toasty chocolatey aroma with a bit of brown sugar and loads of banana as well. Flavour is very chewy and sweet. Spicy and wheaty with a chewy lingering sweet finish. Toasted sweet malts and light chocolate. Lingering spiciness and is quite well-balanced and tasty. A kiss of alcohol on the back.


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