badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 12, 2011
sampled at the mich winter beer fest. holy eff this tastes exactly like stollen. light brown pour. aroma of light chocolate, citrus, herbs, heavy spice. flavor adds some pot and cinnamon to the aroma...very sweet and bready, with resin, almond, and tons of stuff. interesting and good. tgncc (3143) - Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 18, 2011
The aroma is spicy, fruitcake, booze. The appearance is hazy orange, small head Silphium (3198) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2011
The flavor isl spicy, ginger, cinnamon, fruit. The finish is spicy, light pine
Medium in body. Ok. Certainly a Christmasy beer.
6th Annual MBG Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids. Sweet, fruitcake nose, with spice (anise, fennel), candied fruit, and a soapy medicinal bitterness in the body. Strange. If I drank a full glass I suspect this would score lower. Tmoney99 (15032) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Draft sample at MBGWF 2011. Poured hazy reddiah amber with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy fruit, dough and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer. Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Poured up on tap at the Kuhnhenn brewpub with deep copper body and off white head. The aroma is like citrus and pineapple followed by red wine, various spicy notes and then orange peel at the end of the draw. The taste is spicy with ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon as well as producing notes of orange peel and cloves. I also get plums and raisins heading toward a faint pepperiness.
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2012 Draft. Aroma has notes of candied fruits, cherries, holiday spice and cough syrup. Hazy dark brown hue with a white head. Flavor is very very sweet and a nice sour/tart finish. Palate is very full bodied and cloying with a soft carbonation. Overall a much better experience this time. The beer was nice and very rich. Initial Rating: 8-3-7-3-13 gormanb (174) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2010
Draft. Aroma has notes of mint, strong hydroponic weed, spice, cloves, cinnamon and weeds. Hazy medium amber hue w/ off-white head. Medium bodied. A fuckin nasty beer. Smelled like a pirate hooker with a yeast infection.
On cask-- aroma- chocolate, lemon and orange zest, herbs, spice, wild yeast, hemp, vegetable. pours cloudy light brown. Taste is warm cider spice, apple, cinnamon, honey, basil, bread. palate is full bodied, slightly heavy, some carbonation. Very spicy and one of a kind.