BrettTaylor (695) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brian - thanks! Pours a clear reddish brown with 1 finger white head. Aroma and taste full of nut notes as advertised. Nice caramel notes present as well.
Lightrider (339) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a thick malt. Taste is a crisp bitter malt. Finish is clean and warm and dry.
60minuteman (1144) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, some suds. Spice, tree, caramel, molasses, burnt malt. Flavor is the same. A good Christmas blend without being too in your face malty like so many are. A bit minty/herbal in the finish. Nutty too.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish-brown color; spicy aroma - cinnamon and gingerbread; spicy, malty flavor with notes of cinnamon, caramel, mollasses, and gingerbread; dry, spicy, semi-bitter finish
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. This one, for me, was all about the spices. Caramel and some nuttiness in there too, but way too much spices for me.
MadRobin (2540) - Silver Spring, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque black-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla cola and nutmeg.
Taste of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cola, chocolate and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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Patrickctenchi (5436) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, red-brown with a small beige head.
Nutty, caramel aroma....light nutmeg.
Taste is a little cola, caramel malt, nuts.
Rich, creamy, nutty...
Very pleasant and sweet.
weihenweizen (2627) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma is rich nuts, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is slightly rich nuts, caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lactose. The nuts and lactose don’t completely meld for me, but still pretty good.
shrubber85 (9623) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Nutty herbal pine and caramel malt aroma. Cloudy brown with small head. Sweet nutty caramel malt and lightly bitter pine flavor. Light body. Nice balance - not overly spiced.
jsquire (3970) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color with a short lived beige head. Nose of some spice and an real artificial vanilla. This tastes of some cinnamon and spice but mostly I get a big wave of what I process as artificial vanilla flavoring. It is a bit off putting.