Pailhead (5820) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla, and faint roasted nuts. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights and a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. There?s a good amount of soapy webbing on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a good dose of dark chocolate and tootsie rolls. The finish has light-moderate vanilla with a touch of cinnamon and roasted nuts. It?s medium bodied with soft carbonation and mouthfeel.
gramity (1581) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red, brown, the head big and frothy like an ice cream float. The aroma is big and chewy ... rife with caramel, malt balls, cocoa. The beer drinks with a chocolate milk character up front, a bit thinner than that but otherwise good
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Scott on Xmas. Aroma and flavors of the cinnamon and cocoa nibs with a smooth palate following a carbonated opening. Pretty drinkable offering here and enjoyable in the winter time...almost like a winter ale without the allspice and nutmeg. Very good beer.
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kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a slight tan was that quickly dissipates. Light roast coffee notes along with slight leather. Medium mouthfeel. Dark fruit, cinnamon, coffee, and cocoa in the flavor. overall, not bad.
Dodgrblu (684) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Total Wine Roseville; aroma of chocolate and fruit; bittersweet chocolate taste. Some roastiness a decent brown ale.
Iphonephan (4768) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared from a 22 oz bottle at home on Christmas eve. Pours almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark sweet cherries and cinnamon. Carries over to the flavor with bittersweet chocolate notes. BItter finish.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, dark raisins and a hint of vanilla. Pours dark brown with a small filmy head. Taste is strong of vanilla, coffee and hints of cinnamon. Kind of bitter mouthfeel but fades into a great malt. Nice.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark brown with a small tan head that fades fast. BIG cinnamon aromas. Taste is very spicy with a big hit of chocolate and a bit of vanilla at the end. For all of these flavors, it’s a fairly well-balanced beer.
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Very dark pour with an off white head. Lots of spice in this - very flavorful. Good beer.
theisti (3523) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber shared by Indra. The pour is a dark brown with some ruby highlights and a smallish light tan head. The aroma is sweet cocoa malt, along with some faint vanilla raspberry sweetness. There is also an interesting floral character on top of the cocoa and vanilla sweetness. The taste is the cocoa sweetness primarily, with the vanilla sweet present, and roast and coffee in the back. More vanilla comes out as it warms. The palate is medium to light bodied, dry finish. Oddly, as this warmed some and seemed to get thinner. Thanks for sharing this one Eric.