mcox90 (2145) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 22, 2016
On tap at Martha’s. Pours a dark mahogany brown with a dense one finger creamy beige head. Modest rings of lace. Lightly spiced nose featuring nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Nice, because it’s light and smells natural, not overly done. Semi sweet with a nice malty base with the aforementioned spices and a light earthy hoppiness. Medium bodied and smooth. Nice winter beer. johnnnniee (4434) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 20, 2014
On tap at the source. AirForceHops (7895) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Comes to the table in a glass I’ve never seen before, looks like a slender shaker pint that flares wider in the middle but still remains skinny. Dark brown color. Rich caramel and chocolate with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. Big sweet beer, but nice to sip on for a while.
Draft @ the brew pub. English pint shows a deep mahogany color with foamy, thick head. Nose is all spice, ginger and cinnamon. Taste is much the same with a real nice caramel malt backbone. Taste is the same with an element of dark fruits. Texture is on the light creamy side. Medium body with my overall option being good. Nice enough flavor. oteyj (2138) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Cloudy amber brown with a tan head. Dark fruit, spice, caramel, of toffee make up the aroma. Lots of spicy caramel, bread, chocolate, molasses, and herbal bitterness. Medium body with low carbonation and a smacking finish. Lubiere (14182) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2010
A dark ruby amber ale with a thin light moka head. In aroma, a rather chalky spiced nose, with good fruity esters, dark fruits. In mouth, a rather thin and astringent brew, with pumpkin spices, ginger, cinnamon, something wrong with this one. On tap at brewpub, Dec. 27 2009.
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 17, 2008
Very dark caramel looks. Fair off-white head does not manage to last. Spicy, toasty, plummy, caramelly, orangey aroma. Quite jammy all throughout, fun enough, exotic and warming. Reasonably complex. Not too sweet. It loses a bit of points through its very heavy carbonation that irritates its otherwise pleasant medium body. Astringent leafy finish was not the best conclusion for this otherwise cohesive ale. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 1, 2008
In short: Basic spiced Christmas-type beer. Nice. MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
How: Tap at brewpub december 2007
The look: Dark mahogany body with a medium tan head.
In long: Dried toffee and dried fruits flavours with a typical array of Christmas beer spices. The spices dosage is appropriate. Some residual sugars and some distant floury cacao. Good hops presence. Nice beer. I’m always up for a winter warmer, whether it is Magi, Lucy or Candice.
My Bottom Line: jcwattsrugger (12549) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2006
Fieldberry jam and piney hoppiness coexist alongside well-integrated dessert spices (nutmeg and cinnamon) as leafy and resinous hop bitterness slowly rises to balance out the finish. This is a fun winter special from Martha’s, but not one which will echo its greatness this year.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam decorates the dark brown.
-Effervescence is smooth and fits the healthy body nicely.
-Orange peel sweetness works into the rather understated dark maltiness.
-Amazingly enough, all of these flavors coalesce and remain drinkable.
On tap at the brewpub.
on tap-pours a tan head and brown color. Aroma is malt, splice. Taste is dark malt, spice. OK carbonation. fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
This beer pours dark red closer to brown with maroon highlights as the light breaks through this brew. It leaves a beige head that hangs on top. The aroma is cocoa powder, birch beer, very spicey(nutmeg, cinnamon,cloves, allspice). The taste actually starts hoppy, followed by a caramel sweetness and finishes with a bitterness similar to fruit rind. This is a smooth beer, one that I will have to purchase every winter.