bu11zeye (11925) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Growler, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a reddish brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of roasted malt, cinnamon,, clove, caramel, ginger, anise, raisins, and nutmeg. A little over the top with the spices for my tastes.
brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in color with a khaki head. Subtle banana on the nose along with the expected nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, ginger, and allspice notes. Hints of chocolate, toasted bread, and light roasted malt character. Nice spiciness to the flavor, too. Semi-sweet malt character. Molasses, toast, chocolate, and light roast. A hint of fruit, particularly banana, and a touch of chalk.
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at local bar. Pours a hazy deep toffee brown with a light brown head that dissipates to the edge. Aroma has a good amount of dark grain with roast and a nice spice with nutmeg. Flavor is nicely spiced with roasted malts, dark grains and a hint of bitter chocolate.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, dark Worcestershire color with no head, spiced wine aroma, flavor is holiday spices, rum cake, raisins , nice finish
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Da Saucer, H-Town .. . woah, quite a lot of spices .. mellow mouth .. . cinnammon, almond, sugar, medium dark fruit and pumpkin spices .. . good, but a pint would be tough .. . . What the hell was that? I knew I shouldn’t have eaten that packet of powdered gravy I found in the parking lot.
Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Petrol Station in Houston.
The beer pours a dark brown color with an off-white head. The aroma is full of Christmas spices, with quite a bit of cinnamon and some caramel and toffee malt. The aroma is very spicy overall and also has a little bit of alcohol mixed in.
The flavor follows suit. I get a lot of cinnamon and caramel malt, as well as a little bit of nutmeg. There is also some nice raisin notes in the flavor, as well as some other dark fruit such as cherries. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
mar (4772) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler thanks to mora2000. black with a cream head. nose is spices, clove, gum drops, pine, and christmas. chewy palate, flavor is full of holiday spices, light yeast, and a spiced gum drop finish.
onceblind (3933) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear black with a thin beiege foamy head that doesnt last long. The aroma is phenominal and is exactly what one looks for in a winter warmer, in that it smells like a cookie. Nose of cocoa and cinnamon and dark creamy cake. However the flavor is not very cookie-like, and turns out to be kinda bitter. Taste starts kinda dark and earthy but quicly gets a lot of cocoa nibb-bitterness and herbal spiciness, with ginger and cinnamon quickly following. Kinda sweet but with a strong bitterness that cuts through all that kinda like an IPA, but not very hoppy. And full of cabinet spice flavors as well, like nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and orange peel. Weird, but I dug it..
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Hay Merchant, 12/3/13
Aroma: The aroma is full of Christmas spices, cinnamon, chocolate, etc.
Appearance: It pours a dark brown color with a decent tab head on it
Flavor: The taste is much the same, heavy on the spice, some cake, plenty of sweetness
Palate: The body is medium, it has a decent feel, and a long finish on the mouth
I thought this was a pretty darn solid spice beer. Another really enjoyable offering from Karbach. This is pretty cool. Also, great name.
jkwalking05 (3619) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at WOB in Katy, TX. Brown with a decent beige head. Aroma is of cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, earth, and ginger. Taste is of toffee, light cocoa, cinnamon, ginger, and other spices.