elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber brown, with a foamy beige head that dissipates and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of raisin and berries, sweet overall. Taste is warming, with malts dominating and some hoppiness. Alcohol is definitely front and center with dried fruits and spiciness providing much of the flavor. Some sourness and a little hoppy bitterness, but extremely drinkable and warming. Mouthfeel is lively, even a bit sharp, with tingly carbonation. In sum, an awesome beer, perfect for th season.
Paigeturner (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great cinnamon nose, some toasty malts along with that. Tight white foam and tight carbonation. Coffee like but very light coffee. Caramel and some spices follow then ends with good slight warming.
Theydon_Bois (13591) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle during RBWG hotel lobby tasting night 1, 19/02/15 picked this one up at some small store in St Simons Island on the way down.
Rich chestnut brown with a decen tan covering.
Nose is nutty, spice, clove, toffee, nutmeg.
Taste comprises rich dark fruits, toffee, more nutmeg and spice.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Ok if a little harsh in places.
TH28 (277) - - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. 11/5/15 code date. Appearance: Jet black and opaque, with a quickly dissipating tan head.
Aroma: First thought is chocolate milk. More of a creamed coffee. A hint of cinnamon.
Taste: Rich, sweet chocolate malt up front, turning to some light roasted coffee, and ending with a splash of cinnamon.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with some viscosity. Carbonation is light. Alcohol warmth barely noticeable.
Finish: Lingering light roasted malt.
Overall: Great winter ale. Spice impact is minimal and doesn’t overpower. Drinks like a light oatmeal stout with a bit of high ABV heat.
brokensail (13778) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Thanks, Pat. Dark brown pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is caramel, mild roast, and toasted grains. Slight cocoa and mushroom. A little bit of cinnamon and spice. Flavor is on the sweet side. A lot of caramel, cinnamon, and peppery spice. A bunch of toasted grain. Just a mediocre whatever beer.
CJ_Pain (218) - Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent winter beer. All the right "holiday" spices, roasted malts, etc. little thin in the body.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rdixon77 (1617) - Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Fairly nice seasonal beer. Dark brown. Chocolate, fruitiness, plenty sweet with a bit of tart. Medium bodied.
jtclockwork (11288) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. No label taken. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, winter spiced cocoa. Medium body.
Patrickctenchi (5107) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (2014 Edition)
Purple-brown with a frothy tan head.
Cola, cinnamon aroma.
Taste is cinnamon, chocolate malt.
Nicely done without going for too much spicing.....
Easy drinking....almost no alcohol presence.
radagast83 (5959) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark ruby, almost cola color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light roast, lots of earthy notes. Light cloves, some peppery notes. Flavor had cloves, spices, some light burnt malt, smoke. Interesting.
DCLawyer (1952) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to stem. Dark brown/mahogany with thin tan head. A: malt, spice, caramel, dark fruit. T: toffee, dark fruit, spice. Good.