SHIG (3667) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a murky brown with an off white to tan head. Aroma is spicy and herbal. Taste is a mess of herbal cough medicine, sweet malts, and evergreen tree finish.
jimhilt (2431) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a one finger light tan head that fades quickly to a ring and leaves no lace. Cloudy dark amber color. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Orange peel nose and flavor is spicy orange peel, figs are hidden. $2.09 for a 12oz bottle from Madden Beverage Saco, ME.
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with beige head. Aroma is loaded wifh ginger and cinnamon. A big ol pine tree too. Flavor is spicy and malty. This beer is Anchor OSA times two. I dig it.
Rustyham (1732) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very spicy aroma, anise, cinnamon. Darn good at first but becomes a bit harder to drink further down the glass. A more subtle approach would have,benefited it.
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a clear deep amber with an average size long-lasting frothy tan head. Aroma has lots of spice first -- cinnamon, ginger and more -- followed by dark fruit, a bit of alcohol and caramel malt. Spicy, fruity flavour along with caramel malt. Alcohol is reasonably well hidden. Medium bodied. Really spicy and I really like it!
onceblind (4623) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark woodsy amber. Nose is robustly spiceful with some coriander, cinnamon, chai, tea, lemon zest, and curry powder. Weird intrinsic aroma. The taste is warm and spicy with big earthy malt undertones, built upon by chai spice and something like nutmeg and cinnamon, rustic caramel, and ginger. All over the place.
Beerman6686 (4713) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a dark red color with a beige head. Aroma was spices, metalic, light booze and caramel. Flavor was cinniman and nutmeg, caramel, and toast.
DCLawyer (1554) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->taster at Dominion W&B. Dark brown with small lite tan head. Fruit, holiday spices, malt. Components are in good balance, no overwhelming spices stand out. Very good.
Hangover (1064) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/red pour with a thin tan head. Huge spicy aroma with lots of nutmeg, cinammon and clove. Flavor matches the aroma, lots of spice, the cinnamon is a bit more pronounced, and there is a very slight hint of citrus on the back end. Nice take on a christmas brew.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very solid seasonal from Southern Tier! Pours a rich blackish-brown while putting off hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Taste makes you want to be with family talking fireside!