jcnielsen (1711) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a reddish color with white head. Spicy, caramel, nutmeg aromas. Spicy and caramel flavors. Very spicy. Not my favorite Christmas ale.
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Jetson! Pours a dark red orange appearance with a small, light brown head. Spicy clove, orange citrusy, light caramel, fairly spicy aroma. Tangy orange peel, lightly toasty malty, fairly spicy, light clove flavor. Ehhh, ok.
rlpeeler (76) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the bottle. Redish brown, light off white head, flavors many and mixed probably ....too much so. Spices not offensive but lots of them. Pleasant enough for this sort of thing but nothing out of the ordinary.
dmac (3742) - 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 (958) - 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 (917) - 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 (1322) - 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 (1014) - 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 (122) - 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 (304) - 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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