cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 18, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Craftsman, pours a clear reddish amber with no head, a lot of spices on the nose with some sweetness of the malt, flavor has a lot of spice on the front end, too much for my liking, tastes like liquid popori, ugh.
Ontbeertaster (2340) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, dark red pour, aroma is a nice christmas spice, taste is more of the same, lots of spice and a nice strong flavour, tasty
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of cookie and roasted, light to moderate herbs and cooked orange for the hops, light dough for the yeast with raisin, port, nutmeg and cinnamon. Head is small, fizzy, light tan with no lacing but good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is clear medium red/brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Palate is medium to full, between oily and creamy, with a soft to lively carbonation and a sticky finish. Malts dominate the nose, then the hints of spices follow, exceptional balance in flavor and a smooth palate. This is an above average American Strong Ale and an excellent Christmas time beer.
stevoj (2321) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of pine forest, color is ruby with thin beige head. Somewhat soapy taste, piney notes, but above not readily apparent. Interesting take on a holiday beer.
Gription79 (2310) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared a 12 ounce bottle in the Alaskan wilderness. Notes of spiced cake, citrus, cinnamon, fruity, spruce. This is a good beer.
unclemike (2305) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
northropfrye (2304) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a very enjoyable Christmas spice beer, which is not a style I’m a huge fan of but I found this one quite nice.
BREWMUSKCLES (2300) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
slick, sweet and warming with flavors of spice and pine needles. low aroma and berry flavors for some competition the brew is well made for a one pint brew. a bit of malt. familiar spice of nutmeg.
jb (2297) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stumbled upon this today in the supermarket and made an impulse purchase. Good buy. Heavy spiciness in the nose, along with cherries and cola. Nice dark appearance with tan head. Rather clear. Palate has some oak along with the cola fruit and spice. Nice, this plus the cold weather has me ready for the holidays.
legion242 (2267) - Richardson, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting. Poured deep garnet with lacy head. Very "deep" in the mouth. Heavy tasting. Good but could not have more then one.