ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/6/13
cheap (5860) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Aroma: The nose is a bit fruity, with some spice, toasted malts, earth, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish color with a small, creamy off-white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is spice and sweetness, in an odd, unbalanced mix that just doesn’t quite work
Palate: Medium bodied, it has a something unpleasant about the texture, with a lengthy, astringent finish
I wasn’t a bad fan of this one. It is a very nice looking beer, and the nose is decent enough as well, but there’s something unpleasant and unbalanced that kind of takes over the flavor and leaves a poor feel on the mouth. Bleh...
From a bottle. Smell is ok but a little volatile. Look is that of a darker beer. Taste is usual with these holiday spiced beer; rough, spicey and a little rude. Leaves a bit of astringent bitterness in the back of the throat and sice of the tongue. Nast nellie. Probably quite high on the alky level. Yes, an overall rudish beer. Not impressed. Wew. Good thing this has a little co2 or it would be a totally crappy beer experience. bubbleflubber (2227) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Deep amber pour into the glass, with a diminishing head that leaves little to no lacing. The nose is sweet, of cotton candy, and also vegetal at the same time. Flavors are somewhat dry and spicy, some herbs, cinnamon, beans and legumes present, all lingering with a basement dank bitterness that, at times, feels like a finish of perm (hair) solution. The mouthfeel is smooth and the body is medium-light, with appropriately light carbonation. I’m not sure how pleasant this combination is in description, but it somehow works itself out in the pull. There’s a lot going on here, and for true spice/herb/vegetable fans, this shouldn’t disappoint. For those of us that don’t necessarily use a juice maker for our veggies, it’s just ok. puboflyons (3433) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a deep mahogany amber with pretty decent clarity and a small, but long lasting beige head. The aroma is of molasses, dark malts, coriander, and a little bready. The body is medium and smooth. The hops are more dominating in the flavor as the sweetness quickly evolves into a moderate bitterness and dry finish. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, some lime, light hay. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some ginger, light clove. Light-medium body.
TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small off white head. Nose is malty, light caramel and spice. Not overly spiced like most winter/Xmas beers, thankfully. Nothing super exciting but a fine and drinkable winter
Warmer. annunz123 (957) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bread, spice, and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor is definitely different, but not in a good way. Toast, caramel, smoke, and some bitter/sour all compete in the flavor, and nobody wins, especially you, the drinker. Poor effort from a brewery I usually really like. j12601 (12000) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a medium to large off white head. Malt, toast, a bit of burnt spices, and a hint of paper. Medium bodied, toast, malt, a bit of spiciness. Burnt malt and spices, dry herbal earthy bitterness on the finish. blipp (9278) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Juniper berries, ginger, hints of spruce, with lightly toasted malts and earthy notes. A bit odd. gripweed57 (2462) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. deep mreddish brown color with a small bubbly beige head. Earthy woody spruce-like aroma. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor with hints of spruce, brown bread and leather. Dark dried fruits and black pepper in finish. Not worth seeking out.