smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz can from a trade with cbkschubert. Pours clear dark amber color with off white head. Aromas of Christmas spices. Similar flavor. Way too much spice for me. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Craig.
jmagnus87 (2183) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can to shaker. Bonus from dcschiller in a trade. Thanks Dave! Pours a clear dark burnt orange with a half finger of khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, some light cinnamon and peppermint, a little orange citrus and some toasted nuts. Taste is lightly sweet. Orange, cinnamon, roasty and Dr. Pepper. Medium bodied with a very slightly sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a pretty long finish. Overall, very good. Great choice Dave
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 5, 2013
1.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a murky brownish-amber color with soft white head. The aroma is honestly a bit off-putting (a bit like a dog turd). Thankfully, it tastes better than it smells...this beer is spicy all the way through (nutmeg) with a light malt undertone and some squash notes, like pumpkin. I feel like this beer just misses the mark.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with a stripe of white going around the top.
Aroma: Gingerbread. A little wet grain too, but mostly gingerbread.
Taste: Gingerbread, a little toast and light chocolate roast. Lingering spice aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, rough carbonation.
Overall: Simple, drinkable, and winter time-ish. Didn’t notice the alcohol for being over 7%.
umich03jm (1500) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from trade with a buddy in Arizona. Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice fizzy head that fades normally. Big nose, lots of winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste is packed with the winter spices but a nice biscuity malt comes through too with maybe a touch of caramel and fruitiness. Fairly thick body and somewhat creamy mouthfeel. The spices are a bit over the top here but I really enjoyed drinking this. Really nice winter spice beer.
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the can, An amber pour with an off white head, it definitely has some nice wintery spice, and tastiness. It’s enjoyable.
Caytinator (796) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Anise & clove aroma. Mahogany-copper color, medium head bubbles down, light lacing. Medium body, it is smooth at the beginning and and spicy in the aftertaste. Bitter, but very spicy, too, and a little sweet in the middle. Somewhat malty with dark fruit notes as well, plum. Nice beer, not too heavyhanded.
DesertDevil (423) - Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12-oz. can poured into an old-school SanTan glass. A very deep amber color with a one-finger, fizzy head. Extremely pungent aroma of heavy, effervescent ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The ginger continues on the taste along with salted caramel, slightly bitter almond, nutmeg, a hint of cedar, cookie dough, and just a touch of hops at the finish. Medium body and heavily carbonated, which really makes the spices dance on the taste buds. Overall, a big nose and a spicy but not overpowering taste makes this a refreshing winter brew.
kcorum10 (300) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a murky brown/copper color with medium head that slowly disappears into a thin one. Aromas of eggnog spices and flavor of the same, but minus the eggnog. In other words, it smells like Thanksgiving in a can.
Edit: As this warms, it get harder and harder to drink. For that, I have re-rated this beer lower. That along with burping up nasty spices.
DMLINAZ (261) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a can into a frosted pint glass, pours deep amber with a white fizzy head. Aroma is pleasant - winter spices, malt. Flavor is similar - spiced, pleasantly malty, somewhat thick, biscuity like a smooth Fat Tire. Bonus that it’s from a local brewery.