Lemke10 (870) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
<REVIEW FROM PREVIOUS NOTES> I bought this in the Sam Adams 12pk Winter Collection variety pack for about $13 at Woodman’s in Janesville, WI in mid Fall 2010.
Pours a dark brown with decent long lasting head. Strong scent of sweet malts and cocoa. Heavy taste that is smooth and slightly creamy. A touch of spice thrown in for the mix. A very nice winter. A must try!
Nekronos (3742) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite interesting this one was. Some strong taste and smooth unfiltered features. Nice to drink it.
decaturstevo (5396) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour with tan head. Aroma is light sour malt and some toastiness. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and a strong dose of perfumy spiciness. Medium bodied and fizzy. Not one of my favorites but ok
SpongeRuiner (895) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much on the smell. Taste is also very faint. Some slight toffee flavors. And some caramel creaminess. Any flavor is gone quickly though.
ZacM612 (282) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slightly reddish brown with thin head. Caramel and spice aroma. Flavors of caramel, chocolate, and spices. Pretty good.
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lager glass. Nice looking beer with a creamy looking head. Malty tasting, bits of spices and a hint of some kind of fruit. Pretty good beer.
Salamiwami (50) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown color with a good amount of head. Spicy Christmas-like aroma. Not as much spice flavor as expected but it still has a nice malty finish. Lighter beer than I’d want but quite drinkable.
HuskerTan (732) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- Cinnamon, spices, roasty.
A- Dark amber color, dark liquid, minimal head.
T- Cinnamon, ginger, cloves, spices.
P- Medium body, average texture, medium carbonation, spiced finish.
O- Didn’t detect any of the toffee, caramel or chocolate notes, but there was an abundance of spices, especially cinnamon. This beer is a nice winter staple, and a fairly complex one at that.
Rrauth (1196) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft and rw. Best thing this has going for it is its appearance. Light and not my style.
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1guywith_aboat (254) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Definitely smells spicy. Some toffee candy aroma going on. Reminds me of merry Christmas happy new year but more subtle with the spices. Again my details are sketchy due to the fact that it was weeks ago when I had this. From a mix pack this was the best.