FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Bottle.
A - Dark copper color with a smaller, tight, foamy, slightly creamy, off-white/light beige head. Sticks around a bit leaving a nice thin layer of lace.
S - A good amount of nutty malt. Some breadiness as well. Some candi sugar on the nose as well along with some brown sugar. Faint nose of herbal and spiced notes as well.
T - Similar to the nose with a lot of nutty and sweet grainy toasted malt. Some candi sugar and brown sugar as well. Quite sweet. Some spice and herbal flavors under the malt, especially at the end.
M - Lighter side of medium body with average carbonation. Slightly sticky feel.
D - Sweet but not cloying. Pretty easy to drink and goes down easy. Kind of beer that you casually drink through a couple in a night.
Notes: Pretty malty beer that is pretty sweet. Didn’t really amaze me, but just a simple drinking beer. topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - DEC 2, 2010
Pours coppery with a thin white head. Aroma is sugary sweet with spicy clove. Flavor is sweet malt, clove, light banana, and cinnamon. Makes me think of the way a kitchen smells when sugar and gingerbread cookies are being baked. BREWMUSKCLES (2743) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2010
a nice flavorful brew. sweet, and busy with clove, some coriander and banana flavors with a dash of white pepper and bubble gum. nice moderate palate that feels deep enough and a bit dark with the malt that is included for balance. refreshing, substantial and busy without the need for overkill. SamP01 (668) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
Pours a nice clear dark copper / amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some sweet spices and fruitiness. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness, sweet spices and some light hops. Palate is med to full body, nice carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness and yeast, ending with a dry alcohol sweet vanilla bitternes and some nutty flavor. Overall a nice and drinkable holiday ale, dekester1 (370) - Town of Maple Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
On tap at Point Brewery. Served a dark brown with a nice lathery head & lace. Aroma of malts and clove and slightly sweet. Taste was of roasted malts with a slight hint of cloves and chocoates. Had a moderate of light hop finish. Overall, a rather nice winter brew from the Point people.
dwaggs2 (1298) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Bottle. Poured a clear amber, brown color with an ever so small white head. Aroma was cereal, cinnamon, and vanilla. This beer is a lot better than the ratings suggest. Flavor was vanilla wafer, gingerbread , and cookie taste. It was like drinking a cinnamon cookie. I really enjoyed it. Not as good as a strong ale. Thin body for the style, but still a good drinking beer. igneous1 (1538) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
crystal clear copper color, more "blotting" than actual lacing. nose is of caramel malts and a bit of clove and other baking spices. there is also a slight hint of banana. flavor is very thin, with a completely muted hoppiness and little malt character. aroma exhibited much greater promise than did the flavor. certainly not one i’d seek out again. huffmanjr (5) - Dunbar, West Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
"This beer disappoint me very much it had a sour smell and taste. It poured a dark reddish color with a thin head. Aftertaste was a bit on the bitter side like a IPA." zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2010
Bottle. Pours a translucent brown with some ruby around the edges. Aroma is weak, but mostly of carmel malts. Flavor is full of carmel malts, hops and some spices. Has some dark toasted malt notes on the finish that seem to linger. Not bad, but the brew just doesn’t really "speak to me". bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
It’s hard to not like a beer, you know? I find myself rating everything so high. It’s like rating Beatles songs, it’s hard to find anything bad.