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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale Brewed with Honey And Spices.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (10547) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Mahogany colored pour with a small khaki head. The nose is quite spicy with tons of all spice, clove, and nutmeg notes. A nice sweetness of vanilla, bourbon, and caramel. A hint of gingerbread, too. Tastes like bourbon and gingerbread. A bit of all spice and nutmeg, some sweet toffee, caramel, and vanilla, too. A touch of alcohol and oak, a little bit of candied dark fruit, too.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10408) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2011
Tap sample at CBW 2011. Poured hazy light brown color with an average creamy light brown head that lasted with good lacing. Good complex bourbon, ginger and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bourbon spicy flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Complex standout brew for style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2013
1 liter, over priced ($50) bottle. Deep brown with an off white head. Honey, spices, very light barrel aging noticed, and vanilla. Very drinkable for 10% and this one actually was better than I would have thought going in.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze body and a tan head. Aromas of barrel, spices, cinnamon, vanilla, lightly estery, floral and caramel. Flavors are spicy, cinnamon, vanilla, caramel, oak and barrel. Full bodied with medium bubbles. Tannic character from the barrel in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (7703) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle. Poured hazy ruddy muddy brown with minimal tan head. Nose was earthy malt, X-mas spice, oak, figgy fruit. Tasted fruity, earthy, oaky and woody, with nutmeg, cinnamon, and notes of brown sugar, figs, and a fruity finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Sample at The Pub during Christmas In July as part of Ohio Brew Week. The beer pours a slightly hazed reddish-amber color with a thin and dense light beige head that diminishes steadily. Thin rings of lacing. Aroma of bourbon, malt and sweet spices. Full-bodied and smooth with flavors of cinnamon, bready malt, ginger and bourbon. The finish is boozy with a malty and spicy aftertaste. Above average overall.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (5935) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2013 Tap at Brew Kettle. Awesome! Cinnamon, bourbon, sweet caramel, and a bit of chili heat. This is so good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Sample from a 2011 magnum, towards the end of a big bottleshare. Mildly hazy amber brown color. Minimal off-white head. Awesome bourbon aroma, works wonderfully with the winter spice aromas (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). Good honey and maple syrup notes. Bigger body, good dry texture, lighter carbonation. Great beer. Yes. Tastes like Christmas.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (5789) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Magnum bottle, thanks Mark .. . deep leather brown .. . good foam .. . good amoutn of spice, plum skin, and raisin flesh .. . oxidation is creeping in nicely .. . . the kind that drives a train?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (5254) - Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Sample from 1.5 L bottle @ Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer fest. Pours a clear dark amber with a small, thick beige head that disappears quickly. The nose is caramel, honey, ginger and other spice and boozy bourbon. The flavor has more big Christmas spice, caramel, vanilla, bourbon and booze. This was a little too hot and I would never buy it in the large bottle format, but worth trying once (more if on tap).


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