mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass. No freshness date. Bottem of cap read: Hop to it!
Pours a thin head that doesn’t last very long. Color is a hazy orange copper.
The aroma is of spices. A nut mag flavor is present. There also seems to be some cherry aromas floating around, as well as slight earthy hops.
The first thing I tasted in this beer was the hops. It tasted kind of like SN Celebration. The hops were very earthy, followed by holiday spices. There was also a vanilla flavor present.
Mouthfeel starts out bitter, like an ipa, but the gets really smooth. However, it leaves a dry aftertaste like an ipa.
Overall, this is a really easy to drink and at 7% I could easily session this beer. It is complex and has a lot of taste to it. I really like this winter beer.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-10-2009 05:32:26
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.
Cajun (291) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle - Pours deep amber. Nose of spice and dark malt. Flavor of malted grain and leather, with some spice... cloves... vanilla...alcohol... and toasted nuts.
charule (2124) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Zinister. Poured clear amber with min head. Aroma sweet malty caramel some light xmasy spice cranberry. Light carb med bod. Taste mosty sweet straight malts.
drowland (7870) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1/28/16. On tap at Landshark’s in Destin. Amber pour with a small khaki head. Light caramel aroma, toffee, spice, grassiness. Lightly sweet flavor, caramel, toffee, some fruitiness, spices. Meh.
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, & some fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, toffee, fruit, some hops, and spice; Decent.
Fujimo2000 (79) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour sunset orange with almost no lacing. Aroma is dried fruit with slight cloves. Taste is complex malts and slight alcohol. Very nice.
Hinez57 (236) - Clinton, Mississippi, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Grainy, highly kilned, malty, caramel, and spicy hop notes in aroma. Beautiful appearance but low head formation and retention. Taste reflect aroma. Finishes dry yet moderately sweet. Overall very drinkable. Smooth, slightly complex.
sjohnny (482) - - NOV 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty earthy spiced aroma. Cloudy Ice tea colored with a thin off white head. Malty sweet earthy. Honey and spice. Clean finish.
Pershing (517) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with a small white head. Aroma of malt and spice. Medium body and carbonation with some noticeable spice and hop bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. Above average Christmas ale.
Ron (3507) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brick House Tavern and Tap in Humble. Poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, light fruit and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, caramel, spice and light fruit with a smooth lingering malty finish.