DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Lightly hazed dark orange amber color. Just half a finger of frothy beige head that fell quickly, leaving no lacing.
4.0 S: Very nice mix of spices. Nutmeg stands out the most, followed by cinnamon and honey. Clove adds that extra something to really make this a great spice blend. Orange is somewhere underneath. Malts give a pleasant caramel aromas. Quite clean overall.
4.5 T: I didnít expect a lot from a brewery that Iíve never heard of, but it appears that this is a sleeper. I have to say this is the best winter warmer Iíve had this year. Spices follow the nose and as an added bonus, the cinnamon isnít strong enough to add that goofy flavor that cinnamon tends to add. Caramel maltiness with a slight graininess. Again, quite clean allowing the malts and spices to do their thing.
4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very creamy given the body. Super smooth.
4.5 D: Iím going to have to look for this next year. I only wish I drank this a few weeks ago when I first bought it so I could buy some more. Very good example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-03-2012 21:58:37
drowland (6288) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
1/18/12. 12oz bottle thanks to PorterPounder! Clear amber/red pour with a small khaki head that fades and barely laces. Stereoptypical holiday spice profiled aroma... meh. Overly sweet, cloying caramel and malt and pumpkin pie spices. Blegh.
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark orange amber, average off-white head. aroma is heavily spicy, also caramel and orange. Flavours of nutmeg, all-spice, candied ginger, candied orange, dark toffee. Nice creamy mouthfeel, medium bodied. Good balance, absolutely no hint of the potent ABV! I was fully prepared for a weak, watery holiday-spice-clone--- I was totally wrong and pleasantly surprised!
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle wk. 3 of Nov. 2011. Pours clear ruby/garnet with a small creamy beige head. Aromas of cinnamon and nutmeg, apples and apple pie spice, and brown sugar. Bitter-ish grass with nutmeg and cinnamon, trending into sweet brown sugar. Average. 
Leafs93 (1769) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs amber with an offwhite head. Aroma is cinnamon, citrus and caramel. Taste is sweet and spicy. Medium mouth feel. Enjoyable.
steve1966 (121) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Unbalanced lots of nutmeg, and pumpkin flavor. If this is trying to be like Anchor Steam Special Ale it falls well short. Mainly taste the alcohol in it and it does pack a pretty good punch, Wouldnít seek this out was not impressed with their Pumpkin beer when I had it years ago. Nice try but it misses the mark.
J_man (738) - Tustin, California, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong spicy cinnamon aroma! Nice clear medium amber with an off-white head. I thought this would be way to cinnamony from the aroma, but the other spices somewhat balanced this out so it was actually quite enjoyable. Still, as the beer warmed, the cinnamon became more pronounced along with the clove and started to become more like a cinnamon stick. Contrary to what I almost always recommend, Iíd suggest drinking this colder rather than warmer unless you like a strong cinnamon burn. Other than that, this was a very well balanced and tasty spiced ale. Nice honeyed caramel sweetness that helps tame the spice and probably some hops in there, but itís hard to pick them out of the spice. Just noticed that this is listed at ABV 9.5%, which if thatís true itís very well hidden! It would be interesting to age this a year or so and see what happens with the balance between the sweet and spices.
GJF (1290) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iím not really connecting with the good reviews on this one. A nice dark pour and a nice aroma of mostly clove. But I find the flavors really unbalanced and muddy and overpowering. I didnít finish mine.
stangger (584) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from hawksfan77... thanks guy. Medium brown pour, minimal lacing or carbonation. Caramel, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg in the aroma. Taste is a punch of spices - clove, nutmeg with a strong alcohol presence. The spices really overwhelm any other characteristics, and the alcohol is very noticeable. Itís decent but no way I could drink more than one.
alobar (2918) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours chestnut brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and orange. Thick creamy body with clove,cinnamon, nutmeg, and orange flavor. Excellent lacing. Well done.