Shot (520) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012TexasMac (17) - - MAY 19, 2017
Aroma is alcohol, muted tones of dark chocolate with a hint of cinnamon. No hop characteristics at all. It pours a dark copper with a pale white head that clings to the glass and slowly dissipates to a thin, creamy layer. The taste is big. Dark chocolate, molasses, and coffee with a whisper of cinnamon and perhaps ginger. It finishes with bitter chocolate, anise, and orange peel. Big, chewy beer with a creamy mouthfeel and complex flavors. Very malty. Overall, a good Christmas ale with an appropriate alcohol level to make it a nice winter warmer. But maybe just a little too muscular. The bitter coffee and chocolate flavors seem to overpower the subtleness of the holiday spices.
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UPDATED: APR 18, 2017 Aroma is caramel malts, spices and slightly musty. The flavor is caramel malts, Christmas cookie spices, slight fruit an a mildly sweet/mostly smooth finish. AnokaBrewer (201) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2017
No spice aroma. Reminds me of a Belgian Dubell. Sweet with no noticeable spice. Sweet finish. chinchill (4937) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2017
On tap in Atlanta.
Smooth, medium body with medium carbonation.
mahogany colored body with a very good off-white head.
Spicy aroma that correctly suggests that the the flavor may be a bit over spiced. Slightly bitter although lightly sweet up front.
Overall: ok but still disappointing. closey22 (1915) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Deep Amber brown with little beige head: aroma is malt and vanilla notes; flava is malty grainy with subtle spice and brown sugar notes; feels medium to thick silky with soda like fizz; finishes tangy grassy grain
RONCOD (247) - Uledi, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2017
Pours a medium copper color with a thin tan head. Some caramel and citrus flavor. The finish was kind of dry. Not too bad. rondphoto (4383) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2016
on tap @ Hebron Brewhaus / Hebron KY --- Clear light-medium amber color, off-white head that drops to a thin cover, bands of lace. Taste is malt with loads of spice on the swallow that adds nice light chocolate in the finish. Comes close to a beer version of spiced tea. Aggiebob (1101) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2016
Bottle. Copper color with a beige head. Malt aroma with notes of Christmas cookie spices. Medium bodied. Spiciness on the finish.
tsd08460 (1134) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods Market Fair Lakes (Virginia)
Aroma: caramel, chocolate, nuts, toast,
Appearance: brown, off-white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
Decent kathouse (1877) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 8, 2016
Relatively disappointing for me. Mild spice, light body, and a finish that doesn’t stand out from the start.