MercyDevice (331) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a reddish brown with a medium beige head. Bitter and sharp, with a weird medicinal taste. Some cinnamon and fruit notes. Not good.
eelbasher (285) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Deep amber/ brown pour with a caramel colored head. Typical spices for holiday beers: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Very pungent. The flavor is much of same with dashes of caramel bd fruit. Hard to drink with tons of spice clouding this one. Think of a holiday candle but drinking it...meh
BrettTaylor (392) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as part of the local shop’s weekly beer tasting, so this is based on a 1 oz sample. There’s a lot of clove on the nose and the palate. You can also smell cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. It’s fairly well-balanced except for the clove which at least in this taste was slightly overbearing the other flavors and aromas.
HighlanderOne (958) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Aroma of cinnamon, graham cracker, spices, ginger. Mahogany color with light tan head. Spices galore - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, pepper. Malt and vanilla as well. Spices are a bit heavy at first but grow on you. Interesting and unique.
Jabic (385) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ar: Mulling spices, apple cider, sweet cloves.
Ap: Deep amber, clear - medium-large light tan head with good retention, leaving a solid cap of foam.
T: Sweet caramel and cinnamon up front - nutmeg and dep toasted malt - rich, with a slight roast edge - medium-low bitterness, with some spice contribution - hint of orange, and some clove on the finish.
P: Medium body with medium-high carbonation - full and satisfying, without being thick - finish is medium-dry.
O: Delicious winter spiced ale - spices are robust, but well balanced with one another and with the very tasty malt flavors.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft. Hazy amber color. Aroma of soced caramel. Taste is mostly spice. Pretty spicy stuff.
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At Anthony’s. Tasted and was warned about the cinnamon profile. Even a small taste was enough... too much. Cinnamon is potent. I felt the spice on my tongue practically. Go light on spicing!!
dlovell2 (565) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with beige head. Cinnamon, nutmeg And cloves aroma. Cinnamon, nutmeg allspice and cloves flavor and graham cracker finish. Nice holiday brew.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a dark amber with an off white head. Aroma was of Clive and cinnamon, flavor similar, pretty standard Christmas beer.
matty (151) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle. Pours a clear amber orange color with a thick off white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is slightly metallic with some malt sweetness in the background. Medium-full bodied, nicely balanced malt with spices: cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. Finish is spicy and sweet. Very good.