beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big hoppy citrus nose. The spice didn’t show much, but the malts were roasty enough to give it a light holiday feel. Pours dark mahogany.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
darkest brown, palest tan head. clear when you hold it to the light. aroma is faint, there’s a bit of sweetbread there. great dark roasted flavor without being heavy in the mouth. finishes sweet like a baltic porter. i heard that they aren’t spicing this beer anymore, the category should be changed.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2008 Light brown with medium head. Light toasted caramel malt with some honey, cinnamon, vanilla and citrus. Moderate sweetness with a bitter finish.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a clear reddish amber with an off-white head. Spice in the nose and taste. Nice, but not the best beer from this brewer.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2006
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Knowing the brewery’s size, it’s very possilbe the kegs have some descrepency, but the beer I was poured at the (favorite) Parkway tavern in Tacoma was nearly undrinkable. Flat pour with no head, little aroma other than an astringent cold spiciness and a dull mahogony color. Thick over-the-top portions of nutmeg or all-spice, with no real solid malt to smooth things out. I definitely need to give this a second try, but I’ll be very cautious.
Crit (3638) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Archer Ale House :Brown, large tan head. Lightly spiced malt nose.Malt palate has cinnamon and a light spice.Enjoyable!!