gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy redish pour with a ton of head. Smells hoppy but not too hoppy. Wow the taste does not match the spice. That’s rather nice.
LetsGoState (823) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance is medium white head with amber color. Aroma is malty. Taste is a nice balance of spices, hops, and malts. Overall just the right balance for a Christmas beer.
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a ruby red with about a finger of white head. Nose is of Christmas candles and spice, tast is heavily spiced in a nutmeg allspice kinda way, with a hint of Danky pine. Very enjoyable brew. Get some.
haussparker (20) - Texas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2015 Floral, spruce, citrus, herbs, grass, clove. Very beautiful appearance, golden brown and low head of off white color. Good beer for a one beer at a time not a session beer.
Arayaga2 (2131) - portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2015 Deep chestnut color, with a white head. Aroma is ginger and spice, and very effervescent, like a ginger beer.Taste is the same, but with malt, like a liquid gingerbread cookie. Christmas in a glass! 6pack $10
Shot (465) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with a very thin head. Heavy aromas of cloves, cinnamon and caramel. Flavors are cloves, brown sugar, cinnamon and ginger. Finishes with a hint of orange and chocolate. Lively mouthfeel. Overall, pretty nice.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a nice head. Ginger, vanilla, nutmeg and wintery spices aroma. Similar to taste with a bit of bitterness. Good beer
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft pour into a pint glass. Pours a clear amber color with a beige head of foam. Good retention and lacing. The aroma is slice and astringent bitterness. Taste is more of that. Bitter finish with medium body and medium carbonation. I just dont really care for the style, I suppose.
CamdenD (1181) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Certainly has some spice. Almost rosemary-like on the nose. Christmas tree later. It’s a bit cloying at the end.
MaltOne (322) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear red-butterscotch. Aroma is lightly spiced. Flavor is clearly spiced - cardamom, nutmeg, hints of clove, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla. I taste citrus pith, but not specifically orange. Figs? They may add to the richness but not specific flavor. The spice is nicely balanced and rides on a nice medium-light ale base. The spice carries into a long finish. Surprisingly satisfying. Nice work ST.