Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Pours a murky red/brown, small white head. Aroma is malty, with a kick or hops. Flavor is spicy, malt, brown sugar, astringent palate. A nice brew. Thanks to Heemer. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Murky light brown brew.Nose is a darn fine blend of Christmas spices and hops.
Flavor is a little thin but the spices and some dark syrup.A nice session brew.Thanks to csbosox for this. flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2005
Hazy reddish brown color, like cider, with a thin off white to light tan head. The aroma was spiced apples, cherries, some wheat and sour grapes. Moslty wheaty in the taste with a bit of honey, some apples and a bitter wheaty finish. Not much in the way of a mouth feel, but almost watery though. Not outstanding but not horrible. mybrainhurts (400) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Muddy water brown pour with a foamy yet soft white head. Aroma of fruity, floral hops and pine. Not much depth in the aroma. Flavors of citrus and grapefruit, perhaps a touch of toffee. Watery mouthfeel and bitter finish. I was hoping for more complexity with this offering but It seem rather one dimensional. As it warms a kiss of caramel emerges but it’s too late to really add anything. Overall, just ok. timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Hazy light brown liquid with a medium head that dissipates quickly.
Good spicy hop balanced caramel malt nose.
Very sweet malt taste. Not much spice to my surprise. Slight alcohol taste to it. Slight hop taste to it. A medium bitterness in the palate with slight caramel malt.
Bebum (1125) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2017
Medium body, flavorful, well carbonated but low heat, lingering aftertaste, austere finish.
Very bitter, crisp, dry.
Big beer, excellent if you are a hophead.
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(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Rich aroma and a smooth taste of toffee, carmel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Hazy, red-brown body with a tan head. No lacing.Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2004
Malt and sweetness dominate the aroma. Fruity. Some alcohol.
Carmelized malt with some cinnamon dominate the flavor. Some plum/raisin hints.
Rich and full mouthfeel but with a stripping finish of alcohol.
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2007 Dark cloudy red with all of the stuff that you like in a holiday ale. Spicy pepper, chocolate, light citrus, bitter hops and sweet malty finish. joet (2675) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2004
Very creamy, lightly sour, hops besting the light carmel malts, resinous especially on the surface, light brown color, nut, spice (nutmeg?) and nuts. fadé?