brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicest aroma Iíve ever encountered in a beer,nutmeg cinnimon, ginger,taste is spicey but not overpoweringly so,thought it would taste like a tea,but it was more like a Captain Morgan smooth and strong, a couple of these and you can handle any crowded mall
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma is very íholiday spice": nutmeg, cinnamon etc. Itís clear brown with a nicely done spicy flavor. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a very enjoyable spiced beer.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is heavy spices like nutmeg and orange with some light alcohol. Beer pours dark copper with a rapidly diminishing off white head. Flavor is very spicy somewhat akin to my motherís pumpkin bread, but with honey. Very interesting enjoyable beer. No hint of the high ABV.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown Coloring With White Head. Fruit, Cinnamon. Tastes Like Warm Gingerbread...Light Hops...Light Warming. Very Enjoyable Christmas Brew!!
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours burnt caramel, strong red hues, large sudsy white head, fairly sticky lacing, with light carbonation. † Spicy aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg, but subtle compared to the fresh pine and orange peel. † WOW! † While it smells extremely spicy, itís not overly done. † Very well balanced, Orange peel and a whole lot of Cinnamon. † Enjoyable body, medium mouthfeel. † Finishes... you guessed it, quite spicy. † Long finish, lingering spices and Orange peel. † The 9.5% ABV is undetectable, making this a true Winter Warmer. † Well crafted, well rounded, a true Holiday concoction! † Thanks goes out to MrFacto for the trade!
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
dark amber-orange hues with a dash of tan head.Nose is very aromatic,seasonal spices like pumpkin pie and spiced apples.Too bad the flavor isnít quite as good as the aroma.the orange and spices come out but the brew looses itself somewhere.
hellomynameis (874) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A light brown bordering on red colour, nice flufly white head. Sweet malt and cinnamon aroma. Itís thicker with a nice finish. Tastes like malt with orange, honey, and spices. A good one-timer winter beer.
obisbeer (565) - Barcelona, SPAIN - NOV 26, 2004
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice rich brown with thick white head. Nose of clove, cinnanmon, and malt. Heavey mouthfeel with sweet mid palate and drying spicey finish. Flavors of malt, clove, orange spice, cinnamon, malt and honey like vanilla. Not bad though almost overdone.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The body is a very dark red with a thin white head. Teh aroma is nutmeg and pumpkin that are very earthy and floral. the tastes are pleasant with oranges, flowers and a little cognac. There is a little too much carbonation. A very pleasant seasonal warmer. Thanks MrFacto for dropping this pleasant surprise on me.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 Pours a very dark brown/red. No head. Aroma of cinnamon, other spices and alcohol. Flavor is very subtle, spices and warming alcohol, almost like a brandy. Very tasty winter brew!