RATINGS: 424   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 25, 2013
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Appearance is dark brown, almost black, with a slight ruby tint. The head is dark tan and paper-thin. Aroma is holiday spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, etc. There is also a light cocoa scent and a very faint roasted malt smell. Absolutely lovely. And it begins to spread through the room as it warms. The taste is a weaker version of the taste. It’s very good, but it simply tastes a bit more watery than I had expected. A very easy drink, especially due to a complete lack of alcohol taste. The mouth is also a bit thinner than expected. Overall, this is one of my absolute favorite beers.

BREWMUSKCLES (2721) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2017
smells like a holiday beer with all the xmas appropriate spices. The flavor and body is magnanimous. aged dark cherry so full and smooth yet not very syrup like. finish beery but with some wheat juice i wasn't surprised at all that the body and flavor on this one would be great. hardly any representation of the aroma in the taste Thank God. some rich malt character makes one think of dark malt, licorice and cocoa.

dorain (483) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUL 9, 2017
Aus der Flasche 2016-12 getrunken. Dieses mit u.a. mit Muskat, Nelken und Piment gebrauhte Winterbier schmeckt und duftet wie flüssige Dominosteine. Dazu ist es super süffig! Geiles Zeug!

bwy (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2017
For such a high alcohol content the weight is surprisingly light. Review at: https://youtu.be/kst4hj1lSec?list=PL2I6nU36z3

williamherbert (1546) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Color is deep, opaque red-brown, nearly black in the thick spots. No head or lace, really. Aroma is cola and cocoa. CInnamon and spices. Gets more "burnt" as it warms up a bit. Even a little musty, but that might be age. (It’s mid-March and I’m drinking an elf-themed beer.) The flavor is more cola, cinnamon, sugary caramel, molasses. Some ashtray. The feelis thick and chewy, but very smooth. This is a very pleasant beer, and at 8.75% it don’t treat you gentle.

Iznogud (4023) - CROATIA - MAR 8, 2017
Bottle, 355 ml from Beergium, shared with JFK10000, Max and Domagoj. Pours brown with small off-white head. Malty, caramel, spicy, clove, cinnamon, dried fruit. Moderate sweetness. Medium bodied.

Sissio (1700) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAR 7, 2017
bottle @ home clear dark brown, minimal cappuccino brown head ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, "vin brulé", vanilla, cocoa beer version of vin brulè. Spicy warming with chocolate hint

SeniorZozo (1590) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 20, 2017
@ Budapest, Csakajosor. // Big spices on the nose but glad they don’t over power the taste. Cinnamon, and general spices with some light roastiness. Solid brew.

Lore (2825) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 12, 2017
brownish ruby colour, medium sized dense beige head; aroma of christmas spices like nutmeg, clove, maybe some cinnamon, too, some cocoa and herbal notes; taste is the same with syrupy sweetness and some sourish-dried fruity notes; good beer

LLaurin (500) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2017
Really nice colour dark reddish brown with foamy head in beige. Nose is sweet with spicy herbal notes. Taste rich malty and sweet. Agreeable overall.

monk191 (2023) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 22, 2017
An ok winter warmer. Pours a nice deep reddish black with a tan head. Smells great, cinnamon, ginger, dark fruit. Taste is very malty, with some cinnamon and ginger and a bit of marshmallow in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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