jsquire (4522) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Deep amber color with a short lived beige head. Nose of some spice and an real artificial vanilla. This tastes of some cinnamon and spice but mostly I get a big wave of what I process as artificial vanilla flavoring. It is a bit off putting. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
From bottle. Light cooked vegetable aroma, mild spices. Nutty with some caramel sweetness, no obvious hop variety. Dark amber brown clear with thin off-white foamy lacing head. The nose evokes the smell of a nut roll, but the vegetal aroma is a bit off-putting. Medium watery body with heavy carbonation. Starts medium sweet with caramel and nuts, a bit of carbonic bite, and bitterness. Fairly thin flavor though pleasant enough. Dry nutty bitter finish with hint of vanilla and cinnamon sugar. Reminds me of a long ago Sam Adams LongShot beer with hazelnuts. weihenweizen (3889) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Clear copper with small off-white head. Aroma is rich nuts, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and pretty good small-bubble lacing. Taste is slightly rich nuts, caramel malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lactose. The nuts and lactose don’t completely meld for me, but still pretty good. LinusStick (3473) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2012
A delicious Christmas beer! I usually don’t care for these spiced holiday beers so I wasn’t expecting much. Aroma was nice and strong. Heavy spices and notes of caramel. Pour was a nice deep dark brown with a one finger off white head. Taste was delicious. Nutmeg and cinnamon were dominant and made the beer taste like a pumpkin beer. That’s a plus. Roasted malt and caramel come out as it warms. Nice carbonation round the beer out. Very nice! Capa (3321) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2012
I’m not generally a big fan of Christmas spiced beers but this one is a different story. Dark brown with a ring of foamy head. Aroma is sweet, creamy, spiced, toasted malts, chocolate. Medium to full body. Flavor is sweet, toasted malts, cream, spices, nutty, milk chocolate. A real stunner. Delicious.
Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Nutty spicy aroma. Hazelnut and slight coffee flavor. Slightly watered down. thorongil2 (3166) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 3, 2017
(Tap) clear, bright reddish amber colour with a small beige head; faint aroma of chocolate liqueur, hazelnut; creamy palate; balanced flavour with a medium long, very light bitter and tart finish MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque black-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla cola and nutmeg.
Taste of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cola, chocolate and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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12 ounce bottle. Dark reddish brown color. Small beige head disappears immediately. Faint roasted malt aroma hints at cinnamon and allspice. Roasted malt flavor with notes of currants and toasted nuts. Flavors develop as brew warms up. Some fruity citrus hops in finish. Definately improves at about 55 degrees. r464 (2361) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Spices, raisin, cherry, caramel. Not too strong, though. Overall not bad for a winter seasonal type of beer.