sonnycheeba (5482) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with just a trace of thin, off-white head. Aroma is cookie and roasted malts, plums, raisins, floral hips, and some sweetbread. Flavor is sweet malt forward with good supporting dark fruit esters and light floral hops and light maple; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear black with a small, frothy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, Belgian yeast esters, candi sugar and earthy hops with light cookie malt. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, Belgian yeast, light hops and bitterness with spices and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
cheap (5531) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 I am not easily impressed with these spiced holiday beers. Nice looking black beer. No real aroma but there is this slight background of weird spiceiness inthere. Tastes alot like their dubbel. I appreciate that there is lots spices in there but it really covers up the goodness of the brew. Not over the top like so many other speced beers and I like those attributes about this beer.