dwyerpg (6497) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2006
Kind of a soapy aroma, flavor definitely has some funky malts and hops, which makes sense given the style. Taste is okay, just not real good. Don’t see the roasted notes. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Pours a coppery amber with a thin white head. Smells of yogurt with some mellow tangy fruits ans some nuts. Tastes peppery with some nuts, nutmeg, and spices shining through. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2006
An amber pour with a light lacing. An aroma that just doesn’t jump out at me it has a light malt and spice showing, but nothing bad. A flavor of light malt and spice. It has an almost sulphur like flavor to me. A bit of a bitter. A nice beer but not really special. I would drink it again. JK (6342) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 18, 2007
This was a pleasant surprise. I didn’t expect much, but this beer has a good bitter hop aroma. Light malt body and refreshing, citrus hops in the flavor. Taste of bailey’s as well, which was strange but somehow worked. Cybercat (6341) - Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Malty aroma has notes of yeast, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pours a warm chestnut (not necessarily roasting on an open fire, tee hee) with a fairly thick and rather persistent pale buff head. Flavor fills the mouth with malty, woody hop, and subtle nutmeg and cinnamon notes - is that a snippet of cloves? Texture is not particularly thick or fizzy, but it does leave a pleasing finish of hops and understated spices. Yep, not getting the same thing year in and year out is very nice!
thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Earlier Rating: 12/23/2007 Total Score: 4.2
Pours a deep chocolaty opaque brown; tan head has fine bubbles and persists some. Aroma is rich and creamy and fairly malty with strong hints of spice and coffee. Flavor is mainly malty and has a roast coffee overtone and hints of spice and hops. Very smooth, perfect for the winter holidays.
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation transparent copper brown colored body. The aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of sharp hops nutty malts and brown malt. A quaffable decent one that I would consider drinking again. JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - NOV 1, 2003
UPDATED: APR 12, 2009 Rerate. Looks about the same, perhaps a bit darker and some rudy hues. Flavors seem to match, but I do not have near the appreciation of this one I did in ’03. Nov 1, 2003, 7,4,8,2,15 - 3.6 Dark copper color with a stable tan head. Fresh hops and mild toasted malt aromas. Lightly roasted malt with a vanilla/nutty backdrop. Better then past years. A bitbitter and acidic in the finish. A touch "unclean" in the finish. Better than SNCA this year. snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft the the candle pin bowling alley. Pours clear medium brown a frothy off white head. Tastes like malt, musk, gains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, malt, slightly bready, nutty, and sweet. TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Bottle. Pours a Copper body with a small white head. Nose is surprisingly citrusy and semi-sweet. Light toasted malt notes as well. Taste is toasted malts, orange juice, light toffee, and a bit of caramel notes. Thin spiciness throughout this one. Body seems thin with light carbonation. Finishes with more citrus and light toasty malts. riversideAK (6265) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2007
Dark copper color. Aroma is sweet fruity malt. The flavor is dried fruit with a light citrus finish. Medium bodied. Not really very "strong". Average.