kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy amber, wispy beige head,
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma with a honey sweetness balanced by winter spices,
Body: big body,
Flavor: lots of sweet honey flavor, nice cinamon and ginger blends well with the honey, light spices,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Tmoney99 (10405) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Brew Kettle. Poured dark amber hue with a moderate creamy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with a thin smooth texture. Moderate sweet spicy flavor and an average sweet finish of moderate duration. Interesting drinkable spicy brew.
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Ale Wine & Spirits in Powell on 11/10/2011. The beer pours a clear dark amber color with a thin off-white head that dissipates to a film. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of cinnamon, malt and fruit. Medium body with a sweet spiced character of ginger and cinnamon, plus flavors of caramel malt and a touch of fruit. The finish is sweet molasses and ginger. Above average overall.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 23, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a transparent bright orange copper with a wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of ginger and cinnamon with light fruity tartness, doughy yeast and a touch of sauerkraut. Body starts thin and lightly sweet with some mild tartness and drier toasty malts and ginger spice. An ok winter warmer, but would be better without the tartness.
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear ruby-amber with virtually no head. Aroma of rosemary, pine, sweet malts, and cherry. Flavor of ginger, pepper, rosemary, gingerbread, dried fruits, and a hint of honey. Light-medium bodied with low carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Decent winter ale.
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Lizardville Rocky River. Clear amber pour with basically no head. The cinnamon, honey, and orange are all very present in their individual components. Pretty cool how easy it is to pick each out in this one. A little bit of caramel sweetness at the back end of the taste. Tasty stuff.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, ABV listed as 8.0%. Deep ruby red color, light khaki head, good lace. Very drinkable and tasty! Texture is perfect - light smooth carbonation, some dryness. Very easy to drink in gulps if desired. Delicious light sweet taste that stands out from the spice, must be the "sleigh-load of honey". The citrus notes work great with the spices, a really great holiday ale overall. I’m very impressed. You would never guess the 8% ABV from the taste. Outstanding.
douglas88 (5789) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear red/brown color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of cinnamon and some caramel. The flavor is smooth and tasty; sweet earthy spices, some oranges, fresh very spicy but not over the top. The oranges and ginger make it very fresh and drinkable. Nice.
b3shine (5135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks solid; a transparent orangish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells of honey, cinnamon, and orange. Tastes the same with a bit of ginger. Good on the palate; the abv is undetectable. A solid example of the style.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Joel. Light copper color with a small swirl of light beige bubbles adrift on top. Aromas of apples and mace. Flavors of mild cinnamon and malt. Rather sharp bit of spice.