djd07 (2537) - 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.
dnstone (2048) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a murky amber-brown with nice tan-off-white head. Aroma is fresh, spiced, caramel, and bread crust. Spicey and balanced taste with roasted edges. The is a perfect holiday beer to me, really captures flavors that go with the season.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got this in a trade with icetrauma, thanks man. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but was bottled recently. Pours fairly clear extremely dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, chocolate, toffee, raisin, fig, toast, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, brown sugar, dark bread, light roast, and light herbal. Excellent aromas with great complexity, strength, and balance of malt/spice notes; very inviting. Taste of caramel, chocolate, toffee, raisin, fig, toast, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, brown sugar, light roast, and herbal. Light spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, toast, toffee, dark bread, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, light roast, and herbal on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice flavor balance, complexity, and robustness; with a great malt/spice balance; and minimal cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and fairly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent winter warmer style! Great balance and robustness of flavors and spices; and extremely smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
rougeau13 (1776) - Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown, clear, with a moderate, thickly lacing beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and pine. Taste is thin malt with a bunch of nutmeg and cinnamon and a mild bitterness. Medium-thin. Good, but thin.
bleeng (1463) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Queen Vic Houston TX. Black with a small tan head. Nose is smoky with some spicuness. Tasts is very spicy with a some smokiness and some sweetness. Interesting and pretty good.
dfinney23 (1269) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Have a couple bottles in the fridge too but this one was freshly tapped @ Porch Swing. Lots of spices but damned if I can name the predominant one.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Sugar Land Flying Saucer. Pours black with a tan head. Nose is of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Taste is a confused mix of roast malt and spices. Mouthfeel is medium. Not bad.
jbeatty (849) - New York, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, reviewed from notes, tasted 12/24/2012. Dark muddy brown pour, creamy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, cinnamon and holiday spices, moderate sweetness. Taste is cinnamon, nutmeg, earthy spices, roasted malts with light chocolate notes, mild bitterness. Medium thick palate, easy to drink. Decent, straightforward holiday brew.
RickTStiles (629) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a lasting tan head. Sweet spice aroma. Notes of banana bread. Taste is busy but lacks depth. Notes of mint, herbs and ginger. Finish is a bit dull with spices.
PGHbeer77 (561) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. Bottle from Jamil and the great Republic of Texas! Overall, a great Christmas stouty brew, but a bit thin. Cinnamon scent, nutmeg of medium strength. Black our with a white ring. Light body with a silky texture. Cinnamon flavor, nutmeg, with a bit of a dark chocolate finish.