riseagainstme (48) - Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12oz bottle...Dark brown with tan head..Nice strong aroma of holiday spices with the same coming through in the taste...I normally don’t like christmas or pumpkin beers with weird spices but I really enjoy this one tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2011
12oz bottle poured dark brown with a tan head. the aroma has lots of cinnamon and possibly a bit of clove or nutmeg or both. the first sip was like WOW. you can taste the cinnamon but not overpowering and the alchohol burn just trickled down and warmed me up. there was a sweetness in the middle besides the cinnamon that i can only describe and delicious. this is an excellent beer. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle courtesy of mikem409. Thanks! Deep brown in color. Nice even-keeled aroma spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and toasted malt. Toasted biscuit, cinnamon buns, mild caramel sweetness ending in a perfectly light, dry roast. Medium body with a perfect level of carbonation to add to the body and flavor. Glad I have reserves! 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle:   Dark brown, rather dark, large frothy light beige head, spotty lacing.   Whoa, thats a spicy
nose!   All I am getting is clove, rather strong.   Reminds me of Anchor Our Special Ale on Steroids.
Flavorwise its lots of Clove, getting some minor nutmeg and cinnamon.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.
Moderately sweet finish, but still heavy with the clove.   Decent Winter beer, but a little over the top. alexsdad06 (11223) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a quickly diminishing light tan head. The aroma is instantly noticeable and has cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin and a moderately sweet malt base. The flavor has more sweet holiday spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and a nice sweet malt backbone. Medium to medium plus body with moderate carbonation. There was some bitterness in the finish which seemed out of place. This was a nice holiday beer though I thought it would be bigger.
Enjoyit (3809) - Vadum, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2011
Dark reddish brown of color with a beige head. An aroma of spice, burnt and prunes. A flavor of spice, liqurice and burnt. Geokkjer (7667) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma of spices, nuts, caramel and malt. Flavor is sweet and spice with some soap and caramel. Medium body, average carbonation. Nice spice beer. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Poured into a pint glass.
3.5 A: Deep brown, nearly black color. Just one finger of creamy light brown head. Half of the head fell fairly rapidly, while the rest stuck around a good deal longer. Pretty good given the ABV. Not much in terms of lacing.
4.5 S: There’s plenty of spice in here and indeed this smells like Christmas. Nutmeg makes the bigger splash, while cinnamon is right on its heels. Behind the spices, there is a toastiness accompanied by a nuttiness. The spices block out anything else that might be there. Lovely and well rounded with all aromas in good proportions. Alcohol is completely hidden.
4.0 T: The spices (mainly nutmeg and cinnamon with an underlying sugar cookie flavor) are again found in ample amounts, but much less intense than the nose which allows the complexity to be realized. Again, toasty and nutty. Perhaps even a touch of roastiness. Rich caramel gives the taste a welcomed richness. Again, the booze is nearly unnoticeable save for a slight warming on finish.
4.5 M: Heavier medium body. The body is perfect for the flavors presented. Good moderate carbonation. Good creaminess, though I’d prefer a touch more. Super smooth.
4.5 T: I am a pretty big fan of the style and this is a more than solid example of it. Good all around.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-20-2011 02:49:57 brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a dark brown/amber color with a small khaki head.
S: Sort of reminiscent of the Anchor Christmas beers. Light roasted malt character followed by spices, especially pumpkin pie type spices. There are mild herb notes that give this one a bit of a woody note. Some toasted malt, chocolate, caramel, and toffee are also there.
T: There is a bit more chocolate to the flavor than let on by the aroma. Still a lot of the pumpkin pie spices with a mild woodiness of herbs. A restrained roasted malt character with a touch of bitterness and different dark fruits.
M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: This was one of the better spicy/herbal winter beers I’ve had. charlotte (5461) - rødovre, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2011
Bottle.Hazy brown colour with head.Aroma of x-mas cake and nuts.Flavor of herbs cloves and pumkin.Sweet and odd type of beer but not bad overall.