Caleb1035 (63) - , North Carolina, USA - NOV 29, 2008
12 oz bottle. Pours to dark body with caramel colored head. Aroma is of malt and spices. Taste is a nice ...chocolate and spices. Slighty thin mouthfeel but overall the palate is smooth. Will have again, this is an excellent choice. Butters (4059) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2008
Sampled on draft at city beverage in winston-salemn. Nice translucent auburn pour with good tan head. Lightly malty aroma with a little hop spiciness. Surprisingly hoppy but well balanced by the malty tones and hints of anise. Medium chewy body with moderate carbonation and some carbonic bite. Decent winter brew. nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2009
The aroma is very sweet and syrupy with both chocolate and maple. There is also spices, caramel, and vanilla. The appearance is deep amber with a three finger head. The flavor is like the aroma. There are a lot of good tastes going on but I must admit they come in stages and not always complimentary. The palate is smooth and the finish bitter. Overall a very unique winter beer. 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. BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Bottle that I shared at the Free the Hops monthly chapter meeting in Huntsville. Poured ruby with an off-white head that left good lace. Aromas of sweet malts, light fruit in the background and vanilla. The flavor found fruit (mainly cherries), milk chocolate, vanilla and spice. Medium body, dry, but sweet. Nice!
fiver29 (1036) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Bottle pours clear red color with off white head. Aroma has caramel malt and subtle spices. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is more subtle malt and spice. Just an average brew. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
at first sip it brings a vast assortment of dark flavor with lots of hazelnut, maple syrup and caramel. it sort of drags out at the end. still beer goes all the way with a bit of astringent at the finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle courtesy of pbsmooth. Chestnut brown colored pour. Holiday spice filled aroma. Sweet malts, fruit cake, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon. Medium mouthfeel. decent winter warmer forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2009
clear brown/copper with small head. notes of vanilla, toffee, caramel. flavor is has very english/scottish ale characteristics. smooth toffee and caramel malt flavors, with the perfect amount of piney hops at the finish to balance it out. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
on tap at redlight redlight, pours hazy light brown with a medium off white head. Oaky aroma with some biscuit and bready notes. Flavor is nice and malty with some light cocoa and vanilla. Very nice Chirstmas beer.