djd07 (15107) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
002 bottle. Pours a dark brown with small beige head. Spice caramel malt aroma. Medium mouth, nice spice, light roast, cocoa nibs. Very nice. Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 11, 2014
A very unique one. Bottle shared by Dave. Aroma is mint, cardemom, chocolate, and dark fruit. Pours dull brown with a small but nice tan head. Taste is a bizarre blend of mint, vanilla, bourbon, cinnamon, cardemom, and Jagermeister (???). Once I tasted Jager, it was hard to think of anything else. Very weird. jcartamdg (3470) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Pours a deep dark brown, aroma of booze, big caramel malt and spices. Taste is big malt, orange peel, booze and spices. Not bad just don’t like the heavy spices. outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says it smell interesting Julie gives a concerned face taste like mixture of red wine and barley wine joe gives a 1
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jkwood04 (5452) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2014
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a lacy, tan head. Aroma of spices, dark malts, light oak and alcohol, and off-notes. Flavor the same, pretty weird. Average texture. Weird, maybe others would like it.
Metallion66 (104) - - DEC 23, 2013
008. Not really my cup if tea. Very strong christmas spices, and I personally didn't really get much from the barrel. Wasn't bad, but not for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brewballs (215) - USA - DEC 23, 2013
I’m a bit letdown and confused. It’s a seasonal brew but when you put it next to the popular Yule Shoot Yer Eye Out! i’m not sure what the difference is. Dark, espresso hue. Thin head. Little to no lace on the glass. Raisin, sweet coffee taste. I detect a bit of cinnamon. Has a body but the aftertaste is not agreeable. Lacks a kick and the semi-boozyness overpowers the sweet. So it’s like defeating the purpose of a seasonal brew in the first place. Sad to say but it’s kinda boring. It should be more hazy but it’s just plain lazy. gkeh (482) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2013
008 from HEB Buffalo Spdwy. Aroma is spicy and malty. Taste is much to spicy for my liking (spicy as in seasonal, not hot spicy). An OK beer. jcwattsrugger (12469) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2013
22oz bottle-trade with djd07, shared with jtc-foamy tan-mahogany. A-nutmeg, vanilla, oak, med malt-roasty, dk fruit. T-roasty/chocolate-med/dk malt, black walnut, bourbon/oak, some spice. Balanced. jtclockwork (16691) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
5K backlog. Shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark walnut with tan head. Nose and taste of nutmeg, cinnamon, bourbon, cardamom, orange peel, oak, vanilla, black walnut, chocolate, rye and a touch of smoked jerky. Medium body. Nice complexity.