dmac (3505) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Spirits Toms River. Poured a decent looking clear red with a large frothy super light beige head. Aroma is spices upfront, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, medium toast, slightly dry chocolate and a hint of sweet fruits. Body is foamy and and loaded with carbonation that has a lingering spicyness and a medium mouthfeel overall. Flavor of dry cinnamon sticks, cloves, toast, fruit, touch of vanilla, ginger bread. Good stuff
HighlanderOne (930) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of vanilla, spice and malt. Nice lookin mahogany with lasting tan head. I taste vanilla, banana, pepper, clove, creamy malt. A hint of booze warms nicely. This is good stuff. Gets better as it warms. Well done.
olr1984 (701) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber pour with slight white head. Cinnamon aroma. Taste lots of spices nutmeg and cinnamon.
kassner (1291) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Party Town. A very nice Chistmas Ale better than most, nice deep ruby color , modest head but very nice cloves and cinnamon spice aroma and flavor, but not too btter.
jmohno (958) - Iowa, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark copper bronze pour,clear with tiny bits of floating debrie.Half inch head, leaving a ring and small island froth fairly quickly.
Nose was a little metallic with spice-cinnamon like,clove, some malty carmel amber ,slight orange citrus.
Taste is a little similar to the pumpkin but,light-med body,clove,cinnamon,spice,some citrus-pine,sweet -a bit much,rich-sticky finish.I was kinda hoping this was a bit lover in abv-but it is a malty winter warmer I guess.A little too malty sweet.Kind of a strong clove taste to this,not too into that either.
illiniphil (101) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby brown with a one finger tan head that quickly dissipated. Nose is cloves, spice, potpourri and hops. Taste is cloves, orange, malt and hops. A pretty balanced Christmas ale that doesn't go overboard with the infusion of spice. Glad I tried it but would probably not drink more than one at a sitting.
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jahshuwuh (257) - USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium brown with one finger white head. Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg spice, vanilla. Light sweet taste with some different spices coming through, particularly the cinnamon and nutmeg with a little Belgian yeast kinda taste. A little spicy.
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DalzAle (1842) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour, medium carbonation and an aroma of heavy clove & other miscellaneous spices. Flavor is sweet clove and rich brown sugar & malt and pumpkin pie spices and tea. Nice beer and well balanced at 8%.
RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an inch or so of cream head. Aroma is fresh cinnamon and a bit of orange. Taste is orange zest, toasted malt, cinnamon, and chocolate. Very nice. Not a huge spice bomb, but a nice holiday feel.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear amber body, medium beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit/orange, some earthy, caramel, light cardamom. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, malty/caramel. Medium body, quite drinkable.