ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 6, 2012 bottle from coffee grounds. Clear copper pour with little bit of head that faded quickly. Aroma was spicy, malty, grainy and some alcohol. Taste was a disappointment, grainy, some cinnamon and nutmeg, but kind of a weird spicy bitter and dry alcohol finish. I love christmas and all, but would be okay not seeing this under the tree on the big day.
BrewBoxer (1724) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at keg no 229 NYC. Pours a dark rick red brown color with no head . Taste is malty and bready with a really nice flavor
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Chudwick (1716) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle - pours amber with quickly diminishing tan head. Nose is nutmeg. Flavor adds caramel, spices, and a general potpourris. Medium body. Mildly sweet. Festive but I wouldn’t drink two.
Rustyham (1707) - 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.
Imaena (1691) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. You need to be in the mood for a spiced beer with this one. Its big and aromatic and full of flavour.
merc7186 (1665) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Deep Reddish Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Sweet Malts
T: Cinnamon, Sweet Bread, Nutmeg
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Spicy, Mildly Malty
Overall, still a pretty excessive xmas ale but not as bad as others....drinkable but overly spiced.
jcnielsen (1664) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle shared at Exira Beer Summit 2012. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Spiced, malty, cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg aromas and flavors. Very spiced flavors, maybe overly spiced. Probably wouldn’t want to drink a full beer of this.
stevoj (1632) - 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.
Ed5388 (1621) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a clear dark amber color with a finger of frothy khaki colored head. Aroma of oranges, toasted malts, tons of spice (mainly cinnamon), and mild sweet caramel. Taste of overpowering cinnamon and other spices, caramel malt, orange peel, and light citrus. I know the spice is the main focus of this beer, but its too much for my liking.
MadRobin (1609) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap half pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Wine in Rockville, MD.
Clear walnut brown with small khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of cinnamon, cherries, raisins, nutmeg, allspice, toffee, caramel and brown sugar.
Taste of toffee, caramel, spices, brown sugar and floral hops.
Medium/full body and medium carbonation.
A classic Christmas spiced beer. Not overdone. Good balance.
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