jay15944 (10) - Bristol, Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2007
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorites. Great aroma, spicy flavor that isnít over powering, and quite easy to drink.
chrisbaar (10) - Dixon, Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle in Holiday 12pk. Not bad, but not outstanding. A festive beer that smells of chocolate and cinnamon. The flavor is toasty like a Belgian style ale with chocolate and honey. A good addition to the 12 pk. but not something I would ever purchase aside from that.
flex411 (10) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sam Adams 12 pack assortment. Poured into a pint glass. Frothy head, Dark. Carmel malt, very sweet. Slight carbonation. Some hops up front, but thats it.
BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 7, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A little flat, not much of a head. Nice nutty flavor and not too much spice. Fairly light on the hops for an ale. Overall OK.
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Mighty_Taco311 (9) - Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thicker mouth feel than most Sam Adams beers. Has a slightly bitter note on the finish but overall has great flavors. A really good winter beer.
Willdrink4beer99 (9) - USA - APR 2, 2002 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
very very good.
SE_OhioBrewMan (9) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not much nose or aroma but rich deep color in appearance, the taste is smooth caramel taste and rich roasted malts. Spices are also present but could not put a finger on what. Very hearty good beer.
cantankerous (9) - - DEC 25, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Dark brown body with ruby red hues. Soapy off-white to khaki head that quickly dissipates to a ring. Minimal lacing. Beautiful color on it.
S: Smells like a pretty standard winter warmer. Very malty. Chocolate with caramel and toffee in the background with spicy notes. Cinnamon is most prominent. Just a hint of orange rind.
T: Very nice! Very well-balanced. Iím greeted with spices and orange peel followed by rich coffee and dark chocolate. Excellent tasting beer. Iím impressed with the sweet-spicy balance they achieve.
M: Full-bodied and a little sticky on the finish. Itís a pretty big beer (not alcohol-wise necessarily--I think itís about 6%--but the body is just noticeably thick, in my opinion a good thing).
O: I really enjoy this beer--one of the best winter warmers Iíve had. I also really like the idea behind incorporating such a festive Dickens character :).
Nicklaus1 (8) - Seymour, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2012 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not a bad brew, it is kinda spicy. Reminds me of a Christmas cookie. Not my favorite, but its good.
gandalf7531 (8) - USA - DEC 14, 2012 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, spicy brew. Has many malt characteristics of the Brown Ale it was birthed from. The spices are very pleasant and I cannot say they disagreed with me. I wouldnít drink this brew everyday, but it is a good occasional sipper.