Headbanger (4021) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2017 Shot (562) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
12oz bottle 9/22/17 (Courtesy of Friend)-42° in Tulip-Pours an amberish brown with a small ring for a head. Aroma of roasted malt, sweetness, and caramel. Taste of the same with nothing on the back end. this light to medium bodied brew is not bad but was expecting more. higgsbison (264) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2017
January/2016 Not worth the calories
I had it a couple of times since both after drinking a few other beers. And found it pretty good actually. Bumped it up from a 2.5 to 3.0
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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 (223) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2017
No spice aroma. Reminds me of a Belgian Dubell. Sweet with no noticeable spice. Sweet finish.
chinchill (5311) - 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 (2098) - 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 (248) - 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 (4494) - 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 (1293) - 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.