mribm (458) - Ocala, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 Bottle. Poured a dark ruby color with barely any head. The nose was of chocolate and the taste was of cinnamon, chocolate and malt. Much better then I remember from years ago, however I think my taste buds have matured. A nice addition to the Sam Adams holiday 12 pack. Definitely not a session beer, but delicious none the less.
UNCCTF (505) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the 2003 winter variety pack, which I found in Williamsburg, Virginia. A pretty good beer with a good crisp flavor. The hints of cinnamon and citrus really added to the experience. Too bad it's hard to find 'round these parts.
zborgerd (187) - Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good seasonal from Boston beer. This is another one that warms you up like the winter lager. Very hearty and just enough boldness. I can taste a good bit of coffee, malt, and spice in this one. It's a thick beer. I suppose it's missing something, but it could almost pass as a spiced, weak stout.
TheBeerGod (5403) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My buddy Ron had a bottle left over from his Sam Adams Winter Pack from last year. We brok eit open tonight and I was pleasantly surprised. Pours a nice brown with a small tan head. Nose is spiced with ginger, cinnamon, and caramel or cocoa. The tongue is also spiced but sweet. Definite cinnamon and choclate. I did not detect the orange that the label suggests. However this was still pretty good and it finished well. Not bad for a macro!
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown with a thick lacey head. Aroma of rich caramel malt and spices. Body is full, lightly citrus and cinnamon spiced with an earthy malt sweetness. Finishes dry and piney. Never would've guessed this was from Sam Adams. A pretty good beer.
AtomBombOfLove (30) - Jackson, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I look forward to holidays because of the chance to snatch up some Fezziwig...the only downfall being you have to buy the sampler which contains that god-awful Cranberry Lambic. The solution? Open up a few boxes at your local Sam's club and play switcheroo.
haddon90 (1527) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad. Some good spices added to it. Some hoppiness and a good color. Shame you can't buy it alone now.
3fourths (8338) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly spicy, but has a dominant pine needle aroma and taste. Too thin in the mouth.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
ABIA 2003: Caramelly with cinnamon spices, and some orangy citrus flavours, interesting, but doesn't quite work.
crazyvin (2017) - New York, USA - APR 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of sam adams best beers. I great hoppy presance and a hint of ginger taste make this a great beer.