AxlLives (280) - Maryland, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle - pours clear crimson with small white fizzy head, mostly disappearing and no lacing. BIG aromas of cloves, cinnamon, all-spice, and dried fruit and nuts. Taste is of spice, cinnamon, dried leaves, herbs, and malty grain with a hint of lemon sugar. Light bodied with spicy dry finish.
ryecatcher (539) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a redish amber with very little head. Nose is malty and herbally (pie spices mainly) Mouth is creamy, with little carbonation. Malt and allspice is mainly what I’m getting, somewhat medicinal. Not quite bad enough for a drain pour, but really didn’t care for this one.
ellolovey (402) - Georgia, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Pours a reddish amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of cinnamon and spices. Taste is dominated by cinnamon, nutmeg, and spices. Hints of caramel that balance out the spice. Nice spicy finish. Taste lots of alcohol. Warms you up all the way down. Medium body with minimal carbonation.
alexsdad06 (3803) - Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium sized, but rapidly disappearing off white head. The aroma is sweet malts with an abundance of spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, orange peel with a touch of apple and pear. The flavor has a mix of sweet caramel and more toasted malts. The spices are all there, but surprisingly not completely over the top like I thought from the nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, apple and orange peel with a hint of raisin. Decent enough, but not something I would seek out again.
gripweed57 (435) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. pours a garnet red color with a medium-sized bubbly beige head. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Spicy toasted malt flavor has lot’s of holiday spices, dried fruit and bitter hops. Some burnt caramel and bittersweet chocolate as well. Good balance and flavor.
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours plum red with thin line of cream lace. Nose is full on spices, orange peel, cinnamon, nutmeg, spiced apple cider. Flavor is less pronounced than the nose, still spivey, light orange peel, booze, light cough drop finish. A solid winter warmer.
EithCubes (4404) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Nose has spice and some sweet cherry wine, heaviest spicing from the nutmeg, some all-spice perhaps?. Pours deep blood red with a scant light brown head. Dry and lightly scratchy, dark earthy notes under very mild cherry/clove with a flight of dominant spice on top. Not getting any orange peel or ginger like others below. Medium-fullish body, warms slowly, alcohol well-integrated. Could have fooled me and called it a pumpkin beer.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at World of Beer at Easton. Clear red pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of cinnamon, ginger and brown sugar. Malty flavor with ginger and lots of cinnamon before a semi-dry finish.
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear deep copper red with the barest of heads. Smells of bread, ginger, spices, molasses. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter, and a bit of spices - malty, fig, bit of citrus.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice copper color topped by a thin tan head. Rich aroma with lots of malt, dark fruits and Christmas spices. Bready, sweet malts lead into fig and dark cherry fruitiness. Sweetness is balanced by some cinnamon spice. Light hop presence at the end.