Shag (2769) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A mutky brown with a beige head. Aroma contains some wheat, orange, and spices. The flavor is malty with some chocolate, candy oranges, and spices. The aftertaste is a bit sour and malty. There is a very different taste to this beer I cant put my finger on. Is it grains of paradise? Overall good.
fakebeersnob (296) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells sweat, yeast, hints of fruit, and spice. Pours a muddied orange/brown. This starts out like many winter ales I have had, but the weird spicing is ruining it for me. Has some dark fruit flavors, a bit of citrus, with spice overpowering it at the end. Not a favorite from what I consider a decent brewery.
Steverus0 (253) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wonderful spices and sweet, clearly Belgian character on the nose comes from a lovely red-brown brew.
Lots of your standard Trappist stylings on the palate that seem to war a bit with the sweetness, delivering a full mouthfeel, high effervescence and a lingering spice on the tongue. Finishes a bit boozy and slightly out of balance but not in the least bit unpleasant.
No session brew, this spicy delight wants nothing to stand up to the coldest of winter chills.
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PapaSkeetSkeet (1007) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown with a heavy haze and light caramel head an inch thick but fades fizzling quickly to nothing. Aroma is spice (nutmeg, cardamom, cloves) , dates, toffee, raisin, dried cherry, cranberry, pomegranate. Body is medium-heavy, oily-syrupy, with high carbonation and strong burn to balance it. Flavor is lots of spice, heavier on the licorice, nutmeg, coriander. Light raisin bread. Spices are most apparent on the exhale, which is also a bit hot. Bit of hop bitterness, which, combined with the spices, has a slightly medicinal note to it, a bit of wormwood even. This is growing on me. It would be an interesting challenge to brew a beer in which spice pervaded to this extent, yet I think the appeal is limited to the average drinker. Anyway, neato beer, well brewed (except for head retention) still, it’s not my favorite from Ommegang.
revolution2718 (377) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours reddish mahogany with nice thick head. Nose is like a dubbel, ommegang yeast, dark fruits, bready, also holiday spices, candied orange peel. Taste matches nose, yeasty, dark fruits, lots of dark malts, a bit bready, spices. Extremely full bodied, abv hidden well. Overall a solid winter beer. Very flavorful, the ton of malt doesn't bother me like it usually would, balanced well with their spicy yeast.
bpar73 (885) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours reddish cooper color with an off-white head. Spices, dark fruit and Belgian yeast in the aroma and taste.
beertholomeus (1575) - California, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep ruby color with off white head. Spice, malt, dark fruit, yeast , toffee, caramel and chocolate flavors and aroma. Medium full body and moderate carbonation. Spice and malt finish.
dfinney23 (2576) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stay away if you don’t like spices in your beer. Dark fruit, Belgian yeast and an unusual but tasty blend of spices.
TheCaptMatey (205) - Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On drought, poured a hazy dark copper/brown colour with a cream head that left Steady aroma of malt, dark fruit and trail notes of spice. Flavor was of spicy belgian yeast, dark fruits, cherries or raisin, with a warm alcohol finish.
jefcon (1595) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of spices and a light citrus bouquet. Sweet malt, and a fine warming winter beer.