Dixonian (1540) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange amber pour, slight white head. I would have liked this one much more without all the alcohol burn - aromas of cinnamon and other spices. Flavors of cinnamon, brown sugar, caramel, gingerbread.
Cavie (3630) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Brewed. Pours a ruddy maroon color. Very little carbonation. Aroma is spice, ginger and light malts. Flavor is strong with a particular spice. Reminded me of a dead, drying Christmas tree. Not my fav.
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dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark amber with a thin tan head. Less sweet and spiced than the description on the bottle would lead you to believe.
Errl (1256) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap..Pour is dark with a light tan head...Nose is Spice, oatmeal, chocolate...Taste is oatmeal, bready, spice, chocolates, raisins. .
NTXBeerSavant (2) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brownish amber hue, beautiful head, as it warms large amounts of holiday scents bloom, like a bite out of an oatmeal raisin cookie
mar (4590) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a light cream head. Nose is spices, vanilla, clove, ginger, and yeast. Easy palate, heavy spice, vanilla, rich malts, and a nice finish.
TizzleJizzle (489) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Flying Saucer on the Lake. Poured a clear reddish amber with a nice tan top. Taste of nutmeg, oats, grains, and boozy. Medium carbonation, medium body. Cheers!
legion242 (2089) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a medium garnet colour with a faint head. Nose was mild spice. Slight spice across the tongue. Alcohol well hidden.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cinnamon dominates the aroma. Hints of candi sugar are also present. Pours a Chrismas red coco cola color with a white ring and no lacing. The taste is moderately spicy and moderately sweet. Cinnamon, and allspice with a nod to oats. Didn’t taste the raisins. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Spicy/peppery mouthfeel. Overall, a nice spicy Holiday brew. Cheers!
kidmartinek (3202) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown. The thin white head dissapears quickly but is nice enough ti leave a white ring around the perimeter of the glass if you look hard. The.aroma is a.lot of oatmeal and a little bit of funk. The flavor is a lot of gingerbread and raisin amd cinnamon and some thick, syrupy sweetness. I just paid $18 to rate this beer but at least its good. Someone call rehab. No, wait, call the party bus instead. Rock’ ’on!
5000 (5980) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Deep amber, sediment on the glass bottom, thin to moderate frothy sandy head, little lacing.   Spicy nose, reminds me of spruce tips and necco wafer candies, either the black or the white.   Has a slight anise aspect.   A little like the Anchor Our Special Ale.   Decent malt base, a little bready.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Not sure about oatmeal raisin, but it has certainly a spicy aspect to it that is very similar to Anchor Our Special Ale.   Seems like Spruce tips and some bright mountain shrubby notes with some candyish sweetness.   Decent "Holiday" brew.   Thanks Bill!