talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The pour is a clear ruby color with a fairly small, off-white, pillowy head which is mostly diminishing. The nose is bland and boring with a gingerbread note, some orangey in there, other spicing, and some resins. The flavor is sweet and nearly cloying with flabby caramel, some clovey and cinnamon notes, very light orange peel, and a light juniper berry note that I feel I missed in the nose? The palate is syrupy, lively, more than moderate. The finish is still cloying sweet with some spicy cinnamon to balance a bit, ginger, and a lingering resinous note. Not horrible in the nose and flavor but very unpolished and unrefined. Not a drain pour but not worth trying.
Dogbrick (9085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the Flatiron Park taproom. This beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that recedes steadily to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of sweet spices, berries, toasted malt and a touch of hops. The finish is sweet with a ginger and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.
DenverLogan (854) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured May 3 at the Burning Can fest. Pours copper with head and lace. Aroma of clove, rich malts. Moderate carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, cardamon, rye, caramel, minerals. Overall full bodied and flavorful.
dfinney23 (2078) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kind of an interesting herbal thing going on with the juniper but glad I only bought one.
Bill Becker (481) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by February 21st.
It pours a clear copper with a 1" head of foam...does have some nice lacing.
The smell is very spicy and fruity. Some nutmeg and cinnamon, some dark fruit which is plum like.
The taste is sweet, spicy, fruity, in that order. The spicy character reminds me of a Belgian Ale of some sort...now picking up cloves and a yeasty/wheaty flavour. The warmer it gets, the more complex it seems to get.
Medium body and carbo.
A very festive enjoyable brew in a 16 ounce can, I probably wouldnít want to drink íem back to back. ;^)
scooterbub (901) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can. Pours an unclear copper with a thin beige head that lasts. Taste is of raisin, malt, yeast, dark fruit, nutmeg, spice and caramel. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full mouthful with a boozy finish. Easy to drink, enjoyable, but a bit overpriced.
TXBadger (1735) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with off-white head. Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and some cloves; follows onto the palate. Somewhat sweet on the finish.
ajnepple (2916) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can from Biggie Wine & Liquor into a Guinness glass. Reddish amber appearance with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of light peppery spice, pine, juniper berries, light citrus zest, allspice, light ginger, toffee and a touch of caramel malt. Flavor is moderately spiced with mild malty sweetness and light hop bitterness, the alcohol is hidden well. The body is a bit thinner than expected, but itís pretty easy to drink.
That1Guy (2025) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can. Excellent. Pours hazy reddish brown with an off-white head. Bizarre combination of flavors and aromas. Smells like a Christmas candle. But I donít usuallt eat Christmas candles unless Iím really hungry. Cloves, gingerbread, some nail polish. Very dry finish. Pretty original.
slowrunner77 (6546) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Nice presentation in itís festive red tallboy can. Looks like an english strong, they call it an old. Maaaybe a little light for the abv, but all in all, the spices, especially the orange peel and juniper, are pleasant. It tasted young, if thatís possible for this type of beer, but otherwise nice."
thirdeye11 (5711) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(16oz can) clear amber, soapy tan bubbles. Nose of spices, banana, pumpkin, a bit oxidized perhaps. Taste of pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, banana, different.