popery (1975) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great spice and chocolate notes. The chili is mild but provides a touch of heat. The taste has a some good sweetness but finishes without any stickiness. It’s about half stout and half winter warmer. Lots of chocolate malt. Some caramel. Mild roast. Some dark fruity notes. The spice is really the star and lends a mix of cinnamon and chili. Mouthfeel eventually gets creamy and smooth, but it’s initially over-carbonated. Very pleasant beer and has some very good holiday spicing.
DYCSoccer17 (3620) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL bottle purchased at Nugget Market in Woodland, CA. Corked and caged. No pop whatsoever when this was opened. The aroma is heavy on spices. White pepper, allspice, nutmeg are detected. Lightly floral with some roasted and burnt malts behind the spices. Transparent, watery-appearing cola colored body with no head or carbonation. Starts spicy with some peppery notes, before this becomes slightly sweet in the middle, before this becomes an awkward salty flavor towards the end. Some of the pepper flavor makes an appearance, but there is no heat associated with it. This is a very strange strange brew. I am not sure what to think of it. Definitely needs some carbonation and some body, and the saltiness in the middle is weird...almost mouth puckering. I don’t see myself purchasing this again.
douglas88 (8337) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to footbalm. Pours a dark brown/red color with a large off-white head. A spicy nose; some pepper and allspice. The flavor is nice; sweet and spicy, some light heat from the peppers, caramel and a slight tartness. Nice. The peppers are light but there.
PotjeBier (2661) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl corked bottle from Whole Foods. Pours beautiful red-brown with off-white head (that doesn’t last too long). Aroma boasts spices (ginger, cinnamon, anise, coriander), some chocolaty sweetness and some acidity. Flavor is slightly sweet and acidic (possibly a minor infection). Spiciness in the finish. Not bad, but not great either.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 4, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
$7.99 at the Best Damn Beer Shop. 750mL bottled on OCT 30 2009. Clear deep ruby with a very short-lived, two finger beige head. It actually looks like cola now, as quickly as the head faded. Plenty of cinnamon, and allspice in the nose with some toasted malts and light dark chocolate behind. There’s a tinge of lemon as well. Flavor is much the same with the lemon and a fair amount of alcohol warmth surprisingly strong, being only 6.5%. Roasty burnt finish with bitterness at a 2. Thin body with light to moderate carbonation. Didn’t really like this.
daleharshman (1039) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked and caged 750 ml bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar ($6.99). Pours a nice deep dark brown-red with generous three fingers of foamy head. Strong aroma of "holiday" spices (cinnamon, nutmeg) along with weaker aromas of chocolate malt, anise, juniper, wood, and a hint of chili. Flavor is again dominated by the same "holiday" spices found in the nose. The chili taste is weak but there, but the chocolate and malt flavors are noticeably weak. Good carbonation but disappointing finish which is dominated by the spices yet again. This is a good idea -- I certainly enjoyed the Mexican hot chocolate I had when I visited Oaxaca in the winter. There in Mexico the rich chocolate, spice/cinnamon, and chili flavors comes together very well. This beer needs to tone down the spice while increasing the chili and especially the chocolate flavors.
Plovmand (7812) - Helsinge, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark reddish brown with a small off white head. Very fruity aroma with some spices. Sweet fruity flavour with lots of malt, caramel, light chocolate and dark fruit. Quite vinous.
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear medium amber color with a large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, spicy, kardemomme, kanel, allspice. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
Theis (15119) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Spicy, pumpkin, vingummi, candy, roasted, burned, honey, overriped fruits, licorice, yeasty.
joergen (25841) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Papsø.
Cloudy red brown coloured with a huge beige head.
Fruity aroma of spices, liquorice and overriped fruits.
Fruity flavour of spices, yeast and liquorice with notes of dried fruits.