Jabah (829) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - APR 19, 2018
I bought this in the Winter Classics variety 12-pack. Although this could be my favorite Sammy sampled to date, it had potential to be even more. Behind the quality flavors of malt and hops, it still had that slightly noticable macro taste I notice on most beers from this brewer...but besides that I really have no complaints. Appearance is a dark brown, slight amber color. Flavors of caramel malts, ginger, cinnamon, little bit of orange.....hops is quite nice at the finish, tastes kinda like fresh hops. I would definitely buy this again hopefully in a stand alond 6'er. SODAK14 (398) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 15, 2018
I had low expectations from the wording on the label; "Spicy and bold"...didn't sound appealing to me. It ended being a very good...not sure what category...but it's a nice beer. Nutty with a bit of cinnamon mad for an interesting taste. thebeerbandit (91) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2017 12/29/17
Had with Abby at mammy’s waiting on our teriyaki order.
Pours beautiful deep brown with a tan head and plenty of bubbles.
Smell is delicious dark nutty/spicy malt.
Taste follows smell with moderate bitterness, lots of dark malt.
Palate is medium and smooth.
Overall a delicious warm malt beers mb and excellent winter beer! andrewje41 (4877) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2017
12 oz bottle poured. Festive beer. Seemed fitting. Reddish copper pour. Aroma is full of bready malt and holiday spices. Flavor starts out metallic, and leads tonsome cinnamon like spice, orange, and hints of chocolate. Both bold and sweet at the same time. Biting spice finish. Okay. Pershing (608) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2017
Dark amber with a lasting beige head. sweet malt aroma with medium body with some spices. Slight bitter finish. The old label looked better but Sam Adams had to stay true to form...i.e. change the good to bad then re-tweak again...rinse and repeat.
Larry_Duffman (651) - - DEC 16, 2017
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours reddish brown with a nice, off-white head. The aroma is caramel, cinnamon, spice, and orange. The taste is the same with some fruity notes. It's smooth and tasty. I prefer this over the Winter Lager. This is a solid Christmas beer. markas101 (2580) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2017
Bottle, Ann Arbor, MI. Prune and caramel aroma. Sweet raisin and mild clove flavor. Some hops on the finish. GregMooreNH (578) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2017
Pours mahogany with medium head. Aroma is toffee, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweetbread, moving to spice, with a nutmeg finish. A darned good holiday ale. Bacchus66 (1211) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 12oz bottle at home, from the Winter sampler. Deep amber brown with an off-white head. Dark malt, cinnamon, orange, coriander, toffee. Medium carbonation. Lingering Christmas spice finish. BarelyCynical (33) - - DEC 2, 2017
Very nice change up for the holiday season. Various spices and fruits are present. Very smooth and pleasant
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