joejames (473) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft, Guadalajara, York, PA. Pours clear deep brown, quick white head. No lacing or retention. Aroma of ginger and nutmeg. Taste is sweet with slight sour notes. Light bodied, moderate carbonation, watery mouth feel. Finishes astringent. Tasting notes are all spice. I donít like this at all.
climberbob (425) - Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can on flight. Dark Amber w decent head. Aroma of malt, grass, hay, pine. Taste of biscuit, toffee. Hints of orange and cinnamon but not very noticeable. Decent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Marcius (418) - Geneva, SWITZERLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color and average head.
Hoppy aroma with some wood notes.
Taste is sweet with a bitter finish.
Great beer from Samuel Adams!
Sissio (1246) - Orsenigo, ITALY - DEC 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear deep copper, cappuccini head
Caramel, light smokyness, passito, nuts and almond
Watery, grilled meat, bread, strange astringency
kingaugusta (224) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a quick off white head. Nose is mild but pleasant with some sweetnes and a touch of herb. Flavor is a surprisingly rich sweet bread with a little fruit and spice. Finish is long and substantial. a very good beer for what it is
osvdale (5) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve finally found my goto beer for the holiday season. This is probably the 10th limited edition holiday brew Iíve tried and I donít need to look any further. A robust brew with a non overpowering hint of spice and an extremely crisp finish. Cheers!
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mep3222 (1228) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Almost a nutmeg spicy, malty aroma with a bit of lagerish funk. Taste is malty with a nutmeg spice finish. Full flavored descent Sam Adams beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
tfontana (665) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2015
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in pint glass from Hannaford, Raymond NH. Aroma is weak but what there is is yeasty--a bit of a cross between dough, beer that sat out overnight, and bile. Appearance is really beautiful clear ruby red with nice sparkle, 1/2 finger width foamy white head with trace lacing. Taste is also pretty weak--vague spiciness in first half progressing to mild sweet maltiness in the middle with hint of spices--cinnamon and citrus at the end. Palate is medium bodied with average texture and slightly more lively than average carbonation. Overall, this has a great look and everything else is pretty pedestrian. The aroma is actually a little bit of a turnoff but otherwise there just isnít very much here to recommend or be disappointed by. This is eminently forgettable and, other than the other one that came in the variety pack, there is no reason I would seek this out versus numerous other options.
kidobutai (629) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay offering. Light golden and clear, no head, small lacing. cinnamon spices. Smooth and creamy.