jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark mahogany with a thick frothy head of tan foam. Nose is cloves, spice and malt. Very palate pleasing- thick viscosity and creaminess. Taste is sweet- of malt, honey, caramel with hints of ginger, clove and cinnamon. A surprisingly good beer that will leave you wishing for the holidays all year long.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brown/red pour. Very spicy aroma. Tastes of pumpkin and cinnamon. Great beer for what it is.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice beer. This brew would be cool to age in rum barrels. Warms my tummy.
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nearbeer (3998) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bottled 3rd week of Nov 2011. Unclouded, deep mahogany with a lasting film of small creamy bubbles. Aroma of clove, banana, dark fruit, dark toffee, light alcohol, and a mixture of earthy spices. Taste is spiced plum, prune, clove, and dark chocolate-covered banana. Lots of earthy spice, but its a good blend, as none are too prominent. They chop down the big malt flavors a bit, to provide an earthy-woodsy finish that is fairly balanced. Medium-heavy body is smooth, sweet, and lightly astringent on the tongue from the spice, and has just a touch of warming alcohol. Nice holiday sipper, even in July.
cbfobes (2610) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a murky brown with an off white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma is full of spices, almost smells like a Christmas candle, the flavor has a ton of spices on the front end with a finish of dark fruit and sweentess, not a hint of booze at all, dangerously smooth.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours gingerbread brown with a nose of gingerbread, pumpkin, and cinammon. Flavor tags along. Slick on the tongue. GREAT seasonal.
mjg74 (2660) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Bottle from Valley Farm Market. Nice spiced nose. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Full bodied. Somewhat smooth and creamy feeling. Roasty malt and strong spices. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice spiced beer. 2011 bottle. Brew in October.
Patrickctenchi (4507) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber with tan head, not much lace.
Aroma is Cloves, Nutmeg...Flavour is the same, cinnamon also,,,VERY sweet. You can almost feel the individual grains of sugar. It’s a Christmas cookie in a glass. Grows a little boozy as it warms....2011 Edition is rated 9.5ABV, but it comes across leaner than that even warm....well hidden. A Nice winter special.
r464 (1979) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is cinnamon and spice. Malty with a caramel and nut flavor in conjunction with sweetness and spice. A touch of hops in the finish. Strong and full bodied.
Suttree (5376) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I knew exactly what was getting into as soon as took the first whiff. Is it sweet? yes, it is. Is it heavy? Yes, it is that, also. Does it become cloying and undrinkable about halfway through the bottle? Why, yes, yes it does. It does smells nice, however.