Travlr (25543) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Draft at Grapevine. Hazy amber brown color. Aroma of light spice on a burnt caramel background with a bit of boozed. Taste is lightly spiced herbal caramel. Nice. Theydon_Bois (20190) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 06/11/12.
Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin tan head that forms a pond and clears to the edge of the glass.
Nose comprises Xmas cake, orange peel, spice, toffee, dark fruits, sherry trifle.
Tastes of bread, cake mix, dates, clove, cinamon, a little booze.
Medium bodied with bite with soft carbonation.
Ok as Xmas beers go. jtclockwork (16857) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle shared by Blipp at my house. Pours dark amber with an off white head. Nose/taste of spiced fig, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt and orange peel. Medium body. bhensonb (15498) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2015
Bottle from jredmond. Pours clear copper with slight beige head. Aroma is juniper and mixed spice. Med body or so. Flavor is mixed - sort of pie spice mixed with twigs and/or juniper. Hence a bit woody. Interesting stuff. Tmoney99 (14761) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Poured a clear brown with an average frothy off-white head that was fully lasting with good lacing. Good complex spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy spice sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Very well done.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
12oz bottle. Small off-white head atop crystal clear amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, allspice, some caramel, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, ginger, some allspice, light earthy, cinnamon. Medium body, low carbonation. Drake (14038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 6, 2012
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts, nutmeg, cinnamon, dates, burnt sugar. The taste is brown sugar, banana, spices, herbal notes. Medium bodied. Solid beer. crossovert (13414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2013
Heavily spiced but not a bad chritmas ale, backing spice form the hops, decent malt. Dogbrick (13389) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Sample at Brews Cafe. The beer is a clear dark copper color with a medium white head that dissipates steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is spicy with notes of malt and pine. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and dark fruit. The finish is sweetly spiced with a nutmeg and malt aftertaste. Above average all around. j12601 (12976) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear copper tinged brown amber with a thin beige head. Smells like warm cookies, spices and warm figs, toasty malt. Medium bodied, quite spicy. A touch of caramel, malt, toast, more spices. A bit of fig and plum, bitter spices and malt. Spices were great on the nose but come out a bit heavy handed in terms of flavor. It’s no pumpkin but it’s decent enough I guess.