tom10101 (3799) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (22 oz). Black with medium tan head and some lacing. Aroma is intensely spicy (cinnamon, ginger, clove), orange peel slight roasted malt and chocolate... not much else. Taste is moderately sweet with cloying spices, chocolate, orange peel, roasted malt and slight bitterness. Medium body. Dry mouthfeel. No balance, low drinkability. Average at best.
ansalon (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very Christmassy, with nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Quite sprightly and unbalanced. Somehow Stone succeeds in spite if this, but not their best one by a mile.
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kryon (1842) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with low latte brown head
Aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, et al
Nice bitter lemon taste. Malty bitterness present as well.
Medium body, bitterness. Too abrupt ending
Ktwse (2721) - SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown to black with low tan head. Aroma of corinthians, cloves, yeast, earth and blood orange. Taste mirrors this with distinct, pungent bitterness and spice / herbal / medicinal undertones. Body is quite light with low carbonation.
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beerdad (397) - Kansas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled. pours dark black with a minimal brown head. aromas of cinamon, clove, raisin and butterscotch. moderately bitter, medium sweet with a balance of sourness.medium bodied thick tongue feel, fairly average carbonation, lasting sour bitterness. decent beer, not sure the cinamon was the best choice of spice for this beer.
yespr (34875) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 From tap at The Porter. Pours pitch black with a small chocolate brown head. Aroma is apiced and roasted malty. Chocolate. Bitter and herbal. Dry and spiced. Roasted malty. Lingering nutmeg spicedand herbal. Dry finish.
MHOSKINS (82) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I guess I just don't care for spiced beer. I love most all of Stone's products. This spiced ale was NOT for me.
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EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, I don’t seem to like the same as others. Lots of dark vegetable and rutabaga, some holiday spice, dark bitter malt, just not that pleasant to me.
mikem409 (1816) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with khaki head. Clove up front on the nose some chocolate. Taste is Christmas chocolate and clove some orange spice
blankboy (6525) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large lasting frothy light-brown head. Sweet aroma of herbs & spices, like gingerbread meets root beer or something. Flavour is malty and quite herbal and spicy . medium bodied. Very good, interesting beer.