CUJO (383) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle/ tap: This reddish brown, Sam "macro" dissapoints. I love the brewery but this one FAILS... there is not much to the taste, some muddy malts and spices, slight hop notes. This winter brew makes me wish for spring!
novice101 (108) - - DEC 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this beer has pretty good, I thought it needed more malt to take it over the top and make it great. It taste of cinnamon and other spices with a bit of bitter finish. Also I would want a higher ABV on this beer
JayTeeSupreme (4) - - DEC 20, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A light mahogany with a thin head that disappears quickly. The aroma is a light woody spice. A heavy spiced nut taste with a malty yeast to bring it out. I cant really say im enjoying this one, the heavy spices seem to come to the forefront and the quality of the malt doesnít do much to take away from that. Leaves a spicy aftertaste that is more bitter than appealing. Donít get me wrong its drinkable, its just not particularly enjoyable, compared to the other selections in the holiday box, you can set this one of to the side and wait to offer it to a guest when they come over.
Lambister (133) - FINLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
35,5 cl bottle. Dark amber color, the head disappears quickly. Malty, otherwise pretty dull aroma. Has a warming roasted malty taste. Easy holiday winter beer, enjoyable and smooth.
Petkus331 (96) - Redford, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
First off, this reminds me a lot of Southern Tierís "Warlock." A clear reddish amber appearance with a huge and thick foamy off white head with beautiful thick lace. An aroma of pumpkin and clove with some roasty malt. Flavor is strong of vanilla and custard with some minor roasty malt on the end snd a touch of clove. Palate is ok, some fizz, a little syrupy. Overall, average to a little above average.
alecanaya (21) - Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In the realm of lagers, a good one. As an overall beer not my all-time favorite, although itís not bad either. Nice taste and color, and definetely maybe Iíll drink it again sometime soon
ajtrupp (155) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a good winter, nice use of spice. Now for something great, at Outback (where I'm drinking this) order the cheese fries "layered." Ranked as "America's Worst Food", this makes it even more unhealthy, but the server always looks at you impressed and mutters, "Nice."
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harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Best by: Apr, 2012
A: orange brown with a transient finger of light tan foam which falls to a central cap and no lace. Excellent clarity.
S: Cinnamon, sweet malts....orange zest? Some decent dry tones of toast.
T: Sweet and cloying. Too sweet. Some more orange zest tones. Almost wish this was dry and with saison yeast. Finish has a hint of metal.
M: Thin with lower carb and a wet finish.
O: Well, not the worst winter Iíve had, but not the best either. I will likely not revisit.
Serving type: bottle
jookos (1336) - FINLAND - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, clear. Woody bark, some herbs, light chocolate in the aroma. Not in any way porter/stout- like chocolate or darkness, but still a bit of caramel roastedness. Medium bodied, caramels, herbs. Something a bit special in there. Couldnít pick up the specific spices that well, but overall a slight gruut- like atmosphere. Ok beer, drinkable, clean flavours, easy.
camborne (594) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Meh. Its drinkable with some nice spices and some citrus. It just is too watery for my taste.
shorlin (557) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Small head with fair lacing. Colour is a non-distinct amber/red. Aroma is primarily vanilla, maybe ginger, really mild spice. feel is much lighter than I expected. Flavour is OK, just not very distinct from other, better beers in this style. Merry Christmas!