kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear reddish brown body with a one finger foamy beige head that left some light lace. The nose is a mix of fruitcake, caramel, light spiciness, a bit of alcohol, and a slight cherry like note. The flavor is a little odd, it’s fruity, but I feel like there’s an odd spiciness to this that I can’t quite identify. Finishes with some light peppery alcohol, lingering caramel, toffee, and cinnamon. Medium to full bodied, quite chewy and a little clingy, with minimal soft carbonation. Actually a pretty interesting beer. Not sure that it’s an award winner, but it does have a uniqueness to it.
60minuteman (1268) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Canned. Pours a murky amber, no head. Aroma of malt, candy, makeup, berries and spice. Flavor notes of spice, booze, cherries, clove, yeast and cinnamon. Light and oily texture. Alcohol is very up front and choppy. Not smooth. Lots of spice. Prickly.
Shot (402) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Pours copper with a thin fluffy head. Aromas of caramel malt and spices. Upfront Flavors of cinnamon, caramel, ginger and pumpkin. A bit of cola and mild earthy hops. Slightly sticky mouthfeel. Very sweet beer. The spices are way overdone. A bit too strong for my taste.
madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed January 6, 2016 from a 2015 can in a snifter.
Look - Murky red with a brown tint. Head is lighter tan and settles to a ring. Blotchy lacing.
Smell - Ginger. Cinnamon. Brown sugar.
Taste - Gingerbread. Brown sugar. Caramel.
Feel - Smooth. Carbonation is not overpowering. Sweetness sticks to the tongue.
Overall - Gingerbread brown sugar. Lighter at 8.1% compared to Mad Elf and Pimp My Sleigh with a lot of flavor.
Nephilium (1644) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sweet bready malt aroma, with a touch of cinnamon. Pours a clear amber with hints of red, and a white head. The cinnamon is an overwhelming flavor, crushing anything else in the beer. Medium bodied, with a lingering cinnamon finish. If you like cinnamon bombs, you’ll probably enjoy this more then me.
NikkTwist (2561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. The 2015 version is rated at 8.1ABV. Fragrant juicy brew. Clear dark red amber pour with a solid off-white head that left lasting wet lace. Slightly burnt blood orange peels. Cinnamon. Black currants. The nose has a few off notes. Band Aid. Nail polish. Juicy syrupy raisins. Glossy caramel plums. Brown sugar malts.
DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can->SA. Clear lite amber with moderate offwhite head. A: pumpkin pie, gingerbread. T: tons of holiday spice, pumpkin, ginger, malt. This must be what Christmas at Walmart would taste like if you could bottle it. Fail.
ryanscourt (1272) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Christmas tasting beer with some cinnamon and ginger flavors. Nothing to be excited about but maybe an ok december beer.
JaBier (6657) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Rivertowne on 8/1/15. Pours clear reddish copper with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel and cinnamon. Malty flavor with big cinnamon and some caramel before a sweet finish.
Beerdedone (3188) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
can. Pours amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of cinnamon and caramel. Flavor was sweet and malty with cinnamon, caramel and some nuttiness.