haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear, copper color with a thin, laced head. Strong spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and figs. Strong, spicy flavor. Not hot spice. But a mixture of spices. A lot going on here. Alcohol is masked. Very good holiday ale.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a clear brown color with a medium off white head that leaves light lacing. Smell of dark fruit and spices. Tastes of the same things. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with good carbonation. Pretty good beer. It reminds me of a Christmas cookie.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Awesome aroma of dark fruit, spruce, fruit cake, nutmeg and other spices. Big, filling mouthfeel. Finishes with warming alcohol candied fruit sweetness. Aftertaste has a spruce-tip like bitterness. Cool, unique beer that to me represents exactly the type of beer I’m looking for in a Christmas-time seasonal.
ESPh (98) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong aroma of clove, nutmeg, allspice that is almost too much. Deep ruby color; head disappears a few minutes after the pour. Warm alcohol but not too strong. Good for sipping. Would be a good with a dessert. Worthwhile trying.
fuelvolts (2) - Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer. Unusual style, couldn?t resist trying it. Not an everyday drinker. Harsh on the nose. Lots of alcohol burn in flavor and smell. Tastes very good though. Appearance gets knocked down as it is cloudy.
Bebum (456) - - DEC 22, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2014 Dark amber, cloudy sometimes, tall, short-lived head with little lacing.
Intense, very resiny, spicy and herby nose.
Medium body, silky mouthfeel, rich, long palate.
Mild to moderately bitter which dominates its taste despite a lot of sweetness,
Assertive taste of sweet spices, lasting to the finish, malty, more hops than expected.
Very characterful, true to the name and satisfying but not for everyone.
puboflyons (2430) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Mahogany-cherry amber colored pour with a quick lasting off-white fizzy head. The spices in the aroma include a big dose of ginger and nutmeg, clove and allspice. Light hop note. Medium body. The booze tends to kick in more in the taste than on the nose along with the ginger and peppery spices. The finish lingers and ends dry.
njnut (339) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into shaker glass from growler. Pours a very nice clear copper with a quick but decent head. Seems to have plenty of co2. Lite lacing on glass as head retreats to sides. Allspice, orange aroma. Medium body, sweet. Taste is allspice, orange, nutmeg. Spice is at good level, not to lite or like licking a scented pine cone. Not normally my cup of tea but I enjoyed this one, well done.
NikkTwist (1926) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Tulip. Very dark clear dark orange copper pour. With a small foamy white head. Lots of mulling spices off the top. Malty dark spicy vegtables. Celery hearts. Cloves. Artichokes. Nutmeg. Prunes. Cinnamon. Truffles. Cardamom. Sasafrass. Dark caramel sweetness married to some bitter earthy spice. Similar to their Pumpkin beer but with a darker fuller body and no pumpkin.
OldGrowth (2876) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pint at JD’s Tavern. good aroma, sweet. lots of spice. carame malt. brownish orange color.. ok head and lace. sweet flavor. thick body creamy oily mouthfeel sweet finish. real good winter beer. very spiced. real good malt spice combo. winner.