BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Bottle (Holiday sampler): Nice dark brown/redish color and a foamy tan head. I just can’t get enough of this aroma - nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, cookies, and toffee. Flavor doesn’t dissapoint with orange rind, toasted malt, cinnamon/chocolate, coffee and nutmeg finish. I wish they would sell this by itself so I wouldn’t have to buy the rest of the holiday pack. One of Sam Adams’ best. clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - JUN 25, 2004
part of a $7 holiday 12 pack. cookie like aromas with subtle hint of spice. dark brown color with a thin head. sweet malt, caromel and chocolate with a slight cinnamon heat and spice. moderate body with a roast malt bitterness balancing the sweetness. only mildly exciting. BeerandBlues2 (13802) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Dark brown to amber in color with a foamy tan head. Malty and caramel aroma. Bitter malt flavor; also, a bit toasty and roasted. Medium body and a bit dry at the end. Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2004
I enjoyed the pour, nice dark red/brown. I do detect a bit of spice in the aroma, decent head retention.
I didnt find the taste to my liking, malty, not much zing in it.
I expected more after the reviews, but overall not bad. brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This with the dopplebock is as good as it gets with Sam Adams. This pours dark and rich. Almost like porter. Toffee and spice at the nose, tasty and nice. Good after flavor. The best in the Holiday sampler pack.
Darkover (1543) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 27, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 Dark amber with a beige head. Caramel malt and cinnamon aroma. Flavor of caramel, toffee and cinnamon. Pretty good. Jayson2425 (167) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - APR 10, 2004
UPDATED: APR 14, 2004 One of sam adams better beer. Leaves a good after taste. I can only find it on the holidays. dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2004
Very impressed with this one, has a nice dark appearance with a hint of chocolate and caramel taste DocLock (11020) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2004
A very unique beer. I've only ever seen this one in the Christmas/Winter selection sampler. Deep brown in color, with odors of strong brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Finishes smooth, with chocolate, spicy, nutmeg, and more malt and nutmeg flavors. A nice holiday beer. jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 30, 2004
Aroma of chocolate, cinnamon, and nuts. Flavor is a mix of bittersweet chocolate, nuts, coffee, and a slight cherry. Palate is a bit thin. I really love this beer.