closey22 (1090) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with burgundy hilites; aroma is very sweet malty and notes of tart fruit notes cherry?cranberry?; Flava is sweet upfront with notes of plum pudding, cherry and sassafrass but also dry and roasty notes near finish; feels light per style little fizz; finishes semi sweet and roasty with tangy fruitiness at the end
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Draft. Deep ruby color, bright white head. Aroma of caramel and spice. Taste is very sweet and heavily spiced.
keepersj12 (2843) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved this one. Had it with my daughter on a Christmas weekend. Nice light aroma of vanilla and some spices from a dark brown pour with a small head. The flavor was woody with a bit of vanilla, some caramel, and a lot of malt. An excellent finish with the vanilla washing away years of dieting and weight watching. I began to see bowls of ice cream dancing before my eyes.
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours brown with a thin head. Light malty aroma with vanilla and a hint of spice. The flavor has a solid dried fruity sweetness, vanilla, chestnut and cinnamon. A pretty solid winter seasonal.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby pour. Cinnamon bubblegum figs and plumbs. Coating in the mouth. Spicy with a sweet balance. very nice.
RiverHorse (457) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep amber color into the lager glass. Almost no head and minimal lacing. Scents of spice, ginger, cinnamon and brown sugar. Very sweet, syrupy taste and malty flavors. Sticky and coating mouthfeel. A nice winter warmer.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a Liquid ginger snap with whipped cream and a cherry on top. Sweet, smooth and flat. Mouthfeel is thin, but the spices leave the tongue coated. There seem to be some dark fruits in the mash that add make this feel more ripe. Seemingly low ABV.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish color with light white head. Very sweet aroma with a spicy taste to match - kind of reminds me of Egg nog. Only had a small sample, so I’ll have to try another next year. Overall, pretty good holiday beer.
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aftertaste of cinnamon-caramelized sugar. Sweet with banana-estery yeast. Thin mouthfeel. Low carbonation. Kinda blah. dryish spices on the finish.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 draught @ NH’s brewpub. pours a deep ruby red. no head. I’m sensing cranberry, cherry, holiday candles on the nose. Same as I taste it, plus it’s sweet and generally fruity. IT has quite a floral finish - in fact if you’ve had smuttynose pumpkin ale, it’s got a very similar finish. I had to think hard to what it reminded me of, but it’s errily similar in the finish. Floral and somewhat soapy finish. Overall not bad, and I agree, best christmas beer name ever.