Cletus (6251) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2005 bottle courtesy of kramer17801. Pours dark red with a huge tan creamy lasting head.Smells soapy with hay, grass, yogurt, some fruit and lots of spices. Tastes nice and fruity with nuts, nutmeg, cinnamon and some gingerbread. Mouthfeel isnít as chewy as Iíd hoped, but otherwise a great Christmas brew.
eelbasher (204) - 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 (263) - 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 shopís weekly beer tasting, so this is based on a 1 oz sample. Thereís a lot of clove on the nose and the palate. You can also smell cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Itís fairly well-balanced except for the clove which at least in this taste was slightly overbearing the other flavors and aromas.
HighlanderOne (936) - 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 (354) - 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 (9944) - 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 (829) - 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 Anthonyís. 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 (469) - 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 (3560) - 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 (113) - 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.
callmemickey (1876) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange amber body, medium off-white head, spotty lacing. Intense spicing: all spice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and graham cracker. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, light sweetness, lingering finish.