Dogbrick (13168) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Clear dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that dissipates steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, vanilla and spices. Medium body with flavors of sweet spices, bready malt and slight fruit. The finish is sweet with a short chocolate malt and spice aftertaste. Just average overall. MattShizzle (614) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Bottle - from sampler pack. Orange-brown, cloudy. Very little aroma. Somewhat roasty and spicy. Not bad. Beerwarlock (13) - Trafford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Rather dark with a decent aroma of sweet malts and some hops. Nice lacing. Taste of winter spices with a citrus bite. Mouthful is slightly creamy. I like this take on a winter ale. Very drinkable. Great with a brown sugar/cinnamon rim. LetsGoState (886) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2013
Appearance is medium white head with a dark brown color. Aroma is a little sweet. Taste is a mix of both sweet malts and a few hops with some winter spices. Overall just a bit off. ryanscourt (1481) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Not much of aroma. Flavor is fairly bland. Not much in the way of spices but probably more palatable than other holiday ales. Simple and ok. Hint of chocolate finish.
Nightsky (176) - Lutz, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Ok, this is simple. It smells like grandmas soap dish and tastes like grandmas soap dish. It's appearance is very nice, thick head clear and dark brown. Smells and tastes like soap. The rest of us don't want Festivus.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jcwattsrugger (12471) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
on tap-lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-roasty med malt-cocoa. T-roasty med malt-cocoa, 2nd earthy hops. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
From bottle. Dusty grain, roasted barley, chocolate, and mild spices. Much like a brown ale in nose. Dark coppery brown clear but with some haze, topped with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium dry with lots of roast, nutty and spicy bitterness. Some malty chocolate sweetness and light spicy character. Medium bitter hop finish with lasting bitter after. beerme31 (686) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark red-brown thin tan head. Malt and spice aroma, chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, average carbonation, mild hop and spice finish. Doesn’t all come together quite right for me. Ok overall. Wileecoyote (35) - - JAN 17, 2013
Pleasant but mild aroma, perfect dark amber color, smooth brown malts with a slightly hoppy aftertaste, little or no head, a little too flat for palate, overall good beer, will drink again but not seek out