alexsdad06 (8996) - 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.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[7455-20150804] Bottle. Fragrant allspice cake aroma. Clear, red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy tan head. Boozy cake spice and toasted green leaf hops flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. (8/3/7/3/14) 3.5
blipp (8161) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a beige head. Sweet malts, ginger and other spices, lighter toasted notes, and light fruity notes. Good stuff.
b3shine (8102) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Looks solid; amber with light beige lacing. Smells of sweet malt and spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Alright.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11/12/12. 12oz bottle from Grassroots. Clear brown/red pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring and doesn’t lace much. Big sweet, spiced aroma with brown sugar, molasses, and brown sugar... it reminds me of cookies or cake or something. Sweet, spiced flavor as well, again with fruitiness, but mostly spice... again reminding me of cake or something. I’m torn. This is a little weird and a bit too "holiday" for me, and yet, I’m kinda digging it. Not bad!
solidfunk (7610) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells pretty decent. A big improvement from the Great Lakes Christmas I had earlier. Aromas of ginger and lots of clove. Pours red clear with a little lacing. Palate is watery but spices are well integrated. Taste isnt overly sweet. Works well. On tap at Blue Monk.
after4ever (7577) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at sb. Pours a murky dark amber with a dense and creamy tan head. Big candied ginger nose, very much like a cascade dish soap. With sheeting action. Creamy medium body lively carb. Ginger, molasses, and dish detergent mid palate. Long molasses ginger finish.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Poured a nice shade of reddish-amber with a short darker beige head. The aroma picked up a lot of warm, wintery spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla came to mind) with sweet figs and biscuity malts supporting.. warm and welcoming. The flavor found tangy, peppery spices and orange peel on the tip of the tongue, with figs, molasses, and caramel following.. cinnamon and nutmeg around.. finished with warm spices, figs, and molasses on the finish. Medium-bodied, warm, and spicy on the palate.. this was tasty stuff.
jredmond (7444) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at clockwork’s Dec 8th, 2012 tasting. Pours a deep amber body with no head. Aroma is spice, nutmeg and faint cinnamon. Mouthfeel is light with the cinnamon coming through a bit more in addition to flavors of nutmeg, sweet malt, and light cocoa.
PorterPounder (7303) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, tight off-white head that hangs around a while. Interesting spicy aroma with hints of Christmas spices, Carbona carpet cleaner, and nutmeg. Flavor has a spicy tinge to it with some nutmeg, some candy-like citrus flavoring, some cranberry sauce notes, some licorice like accents. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky. Turns slightly cloying near the end - 12 oz was enough.