DocLock (7731) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy dark brown with clingy tan head. Nose is roasty malt, cinnamon. Tastes malty, with notes of nuts, cinnamon, and brown sugar. This one truly tastes like a nut brown ale with frosting, and that is awesome.
DrSilverworm (6023) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fries. Dark but clear brown color. Minimal off-white head, little loose lace. Nice, interesting flavorful aroma. Very spot-on nut roll, like a christmas cake. Really nice nutty, rich and spicy nose. Some cinnamon, nutmeg. Itís more rich than spicy, though, great balance. Sweet, but not cloyingly so. Medium body, smooth carbonation. Interesting, tasty brown ale. But the only thing is, a whole pint is a little intense. The sweetness doesnít seem nearly as balanced through the second half...
BVery (5979) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap at Amp 150. Reddish amber pour with a small head. Some mild cinnamon spice, sweet caramel. Palate is pretty thin and flat.
cheap (3972) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2012 On tap at the house of 1000. Not up too snuff with the rest of the penn beers. Yes, quite unique I guess for pennís first spicey herb veggie style BS. Somewhat spicey aroma from the start. Iíd like to see a brewery discription of this stuff. Dirt for a backbone. Well behaved but so strange. Makes me think of well water I drank in the country park as a kid. Slaggy. A little dull n the finish. Thought it would be sweeter considering the name. Perhaps a little dissapointing.
Nate (3648) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Light cooked vegetable aroma, mild spices. Nutty with some caramel sweetness, no obvious hop variety. Dark amber brown clear with thin off-white foamy lacing head. The nose evokes the smell of a nut roll, but the vegetal aroma is a bit off-putting. Medium watery body with heavy carbonation. Starts medium sweet with caramel and nuts, a bit of carbonic bite, and bitterness. Fairly thin flavor though pleasant enough. Dry nutty bitter finish with hint of vanilla and cinnamon sugar. Reminds me of a long ago Sam Adams LongShot beer with hazelnuts.
Cybercat (3226) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the tap a deep sable just a whisker above coal black with a decent pale tan head. Strong, malty aroma has a firm overtone of horehound and notes of clove and cinnamon. Flavor has malty, nutty, caramel and horehound notes with a subtle undertone like chocolate milk. Sweetness is not too strong, though. Texture is about average, typical body but good fizz. Roll up to this one.
LinusStick (2821) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A delicious Christmas beer! I usually donít care for these spiced holiday beers so I wasnít expecting much. Aroma was nice and strong. Heavy spices and notes of caramel. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was delicious. Nutmeg and cinnamon were dominant and made the beer taste like a pumpkin beer. Thatís a plus. Roasted malt and caramel come out as it warms. Nice carbonation round the beer out. Very nice!
Capa (1969) - Manama, BAHRAIN - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iím not generally a big fan of Christmas spiced beers but this one is a different story. Dark brown with a ring of foamy head. Aroma is sweet, creamy, spiced, toasted malts, chocolate. Medium to full body. Flavor is sweet, toasted malts, cream, spices, nutty, milk chocolate. A real stunner. Delicious.
artmcd8 (1547) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nutty spicy aroma. Hazelnut and slight coffee flavor. Slightly watered down.
kassner (1341) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle and very unusual. Canít get the memory of my uncle and his pipe out of my head, pungent seet odor and bitter tatste, but I canít say drinking the pipe was the same.