csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper color. Aroma is spice, strong (really overpowering) clove. A bit of nuttiness in the background. I do not care for the high spice level. Taste is clove, sweet malt, and I get some orange peel in the finish. I generally do not care for spiced beers. Maybe if the spice is in the background, but this spicing in not in the background... (Thanksgiving 2006)
cb23 (97) - St. louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with small head. Nose was of spices (clove) and some citrus. The palate was dominated by the spiciness of the cloves and hops. Tasted reminiscent of pumpkin pie. Long spicy finish. I thought there was just too much spiciness in this beer, not enough malt. But then again, Iím not a big fan of this style, probably a good treat if you do.
natedoggkc (164) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - FEB 5, 2008
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a hazy amberish color with an off white head. Aroma of cloves and other spice and some citrus. Taste is better this time around compared to the first time I had this. Palate holds some honey, clove and other spices, and citrus. It might be better than before but still doesnít do anything for me.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brown color with a spicy, cinnamon-sweet aroma. Flavor is a mess of spices with cinnamon and lots of orangey-candy-sugary messiness. Too messy to be worth drinking.
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A treat from Tish. Thanks! Letís see: orange and cloves and cloves and cloves. So Christmasy itís sickening. And I like Christmas. This might go well with a honey-baked ham, but Iím not even sure it could stand up to the pungency of the cloves. Totally over the top, yet intriguing.
Stellaaaa (244) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2010
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Pours a clear amber with little head. It has a faint aroma of cloves. The taste is of sweetened clove water.