Travlr (12959) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Muddy amber brown color, off white edge head. Aroma of mulled wine, cinnamon dominates. Taste is spiced, obviously, but also very fruity. Nice that its lower alcohol than, say, a winter warmer, but not sure its sessionable. Tasty enough.
Slipstream (2061) - USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Alewife. A very interesting holiday brew. This had lots of autumn/Christmas spice, especially clove - a little too much perhaps - some ginger too. There was a light sourness, and it wasn’t malty like these beers usually are.
BOSSbrewer (1928) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had on tap at Max's in Baltimore. Poured a hazy golden with minimal head. Aroma is cardamom and nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavor follows. No taste of beer. Yuck. Nasty stuff. Spices overpower everything. Lighter bodied.
radagast83 (4911) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. This one poured a hazy dark amber color with an off-white head. Aroma was heavy notes of Christmas spices - cinnamon, nutmeg notes. Flavor had more cloves than in the aroma. Notes of coriander and ginger spice in there as well. Perhaps a little heavy on the spices, this one wasn’t bad.