DCLawyer (1312) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->small tumbler. Cloudy medium brown with offwhite head. Tons of Christmas spices overpowering the malt and grasses underneath. A mess.
tnkw01 (956) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Didn’t care for this one. Amber color. A little cloudy. Aroma was funky, fat woman’s underwear. Taste funky and spicy. Horrible actually. Drain pour.
jhgrantjr (416) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi-clear brownish color. Aroma of Christmas - cloves, spices. Tastes sweet, the malty caramel taste but with some hop bitterness. This is a good winter beer. Gets too sweet for me as it warms though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
partywithanM (98) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - DEC 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ordered this at a bar. it looks good but doesn’t tast nearly as good. It tastes like christmas.... what else can I say.
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Rich toffee and treacle - mulling spices, clove, black pepper.
Ap: Deep chestnut, clear - medium off-white head with poor retention, leaves a solid ring of foam and a wisp of covering.
T: Deep, roasted caramel - toffee, molasses, cinnamon - bread pudding - sweet, with a backbone of clean alcohol - low bitterness, finishes with raisins and cinnamon.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - finish is medium-dry.
O: Very nice spiced winter warmer - lots of burnt sugar, dark fruits, and spices, all in good balance.
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lovely amber with a light tan head. Has a soft spice aroma. Has a very heavy nutmeg taste a hint of cinnamon at the end. Leaves a spicy after taste.
snoworsummer (1602) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours Almost clear ruby brown with a frothy off white head and some lacing. Tastes malty and slightly like cider, light spice. Light body and low carbonation. Smells slightly sour, nutty, malty.
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber/copper with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is plums, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, light toast, caramel, and other spices. Flavor is semi-sweet bready malts, dark fruit esters, mixed spices, and some booze; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Eberndt (133) - - DEC 15, 2013
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Nice dark color and very full flavored. Spices are present but not overpowering. Didn’t taste too different from the pumpkin ale however.
Bif (1295) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber color with a off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of fruit, nutmeg, bit of cinnamon, caramel and spice. Taste of of fruit, orange, caramel sweetness, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. mild bitterness and finish that is quite dry with a bit of lingering spices. Medium body, rich texture and well balanced. No trace of the 8% ABV, just a subtle warming feeling. Good beer that goes well with the Christmas season.