brokensail (15214) - San Leandro, 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.
bu11zeye (12565) - 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.
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can thanks to Secret Santa crajun! Dark brown, large frothy tan head, good retention. Aroma of chocolate, roast, orange, nutmeg, cinnamon. The taste is chocolate, orange, spice, cinnamon. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Nice.
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour, beige head. Spices up front hit big with some malt. I get the cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, orange and some vanilla hints. Interesting beer.
deyholla (9638) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
djd07 (8037) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Flying Saucer. Pours a Dark brown with light tan head. The aroma is a raisin malt and some smoke. Thin mouthfeel with a light smoke and raisin malt flavor. Easy to drink a good spiced brew from Karbach.
SudsMcDuff (7663) - .....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.
onceblind (6632) - 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..
blutt59 (6414) - 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
Mora2000 (6134) - 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.