Jabic (431) - 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 (191) - 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 (2863) - 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 (4046) - 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 (227) - - 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 (1600) - 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.
boozedude (2162) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle into glass, pours clear brown sall white head, aroma is gingerbread, tasteis similar with some malts, decent xmas beer
gschrade (788) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this at my sisters house. Pours amber with a white head. Taste sweet, cinnamon, nutmeg. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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ARMed (613) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer certainly needs to get a little praise. The aroma smells like plum sugar candy with a perfect malty nutmeg finish. The taste is like drinking a sugar plum candle. The 8% alcohol is exceptionally hidden and the warmth of the finish is both soothing and wantingly inviting. Perfect finish with a perfect palate.
One that cant be missed if you have the opportunity to drink it!
bubblehouse (606) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The taste of the nutmeg and clove spice come through very strong but is in no way overpowering. Taste of the season for sure.