RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our ever-changing spiced winter seasonal. A tasty brew that complements all your holiday festivities. It is typically malty in body, lightly hopped, and rounded out with spices that we vary from year to year.

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2.4
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2006
Thanks to JPDipso for sharing this. Pours a clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is baby powder, cinnamon lots of other spices lavender. Flavor is sweet, more lavender and spice, malty, not a lot of hops, strange candy sweetness.

3.9
nathan30533 (1022) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2009
Pours a clear brown/amber color with a white head. Smell of spice, unsure of what exactly, but very wonderful. Taste the light hops and malts. Great flavor, great brew.

2.9
AR (1002) - Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Light aroma and a quickly dieing head. Carbonated beer with a spicy flavor of cherry soda and watermelon.

4.1
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
Consumed on 1/8/11. This was the third installment of City Bev’s Freakin’ Firkin Friday. Had a pint at the store yesterday. Pours a hazy brown-tinted copper. A small off-white head caps it off. Faint lace sticks around. The nose is potent with strong notes of vanilla, nutmeg, toffee, toasted pecans. Fantastic nose. Extremely smooth, creamy mouthfeel, as was expected with the cask. Carbonation level is minimal. Perfect sipper. Flavor profile mirrors the nose somewhat with vanilla, cinnamon, sweet malts. The spices are more muted in this version of the beer, but this is still a splendid winter dessert brew. Perfect to sip on a crisp, cold evening.

3.3
Naven (1001) - Poway, California, USA - DEC 4, 2007
Got this big ’ol bottle from Jimbowood sometime last year, I believe. Ever been inside the tinderbox? It’s a cigar shop that is found in malls throughout the country. Well, this stuff smells just like the inside of a tinderbox. Vanilla, malt and tobacco are on the nose, and the flavor tastes like a sweet vanilla cigar. Weird, but pretty good. I guess it’s fitting that a beer from North Carolina tastes like tobacco.

4.5
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear dark reddish brown with just a tiny tan head. Smells of caramel, malt and spice. Some cinnamon and orange. No detectable hop aroma. The taste is much like the smell although caramel and toffee come through quite strong. There is also an orange flavor that fades to an assertive hop bitterness although it is not too severe. Overall this is an excellent beer and one of the best examples of the style that I have had. While I do feel it could use a little more alcohol to add warmth, the body does not suffer due to it only being 5.8%. I will definitely seek this beer out again.

4.1
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2008
On tap at Trappeze. This is a great beer. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malt chocolate, vanilla, spice, and maybe some faint fruit. Taste is somewhat similar with more vanilla and chocolate, light spice. Body is smooth and creamy. Finish is also very smooth. Overall, a very enjoyable beer, a new favorite from Highland.

3.5
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle. Rich moderately sweet malty aroma. Deep reddish amber body, creamy tan head. Lots of sweetness and vanilla in the flavor, but not cloying.

3.8
Bacchus66 (940) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2017
22oz bottle. Yum, lots going on here. Dark brown, opaque pour, thin brownish head. Nuts and spice aromas, flavors are coffee, spice, raisins, almones. Lingering malted finish. Wish I had more bottles of this.

3.6
nolankowal (939) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2007
Bottle shared by bdburdman. Crimson pour with a white head. Aroma of malt and light vanilla, and some yeast. Flavor of coconut, vanilla, and some sweet malt. Medium bodied. Not bad.


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