Chalumeaux (1848) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 6, 2018 annunz123 (975) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and some medicine in the aroma. Flavor starts spicy then finishes with an herbal bitterness and some alcohol. Different and good.
Poured from bottle caramel amber with a tan head. Aromas of spices caramel toffee and dark fruit. Taste is spices caramel malt toffee and brown sugar. 17Beer (449) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2017
12 oz bottle. Huge spice scents with ginger dominating. Pours a pretty clear brown with tinges of red and an off-white head that is gone quickly. Slight lacing. Complex spice tastes with big ginger and sweet from the fig paste, cinnamon comes through as well very reminscent of a Gluhwien or mulled cider. Almost want to heat it up. Smooth moutfeel with some fizziness and a clear hops finish. Really holds a lot together well and gives strong memorable tastes of the season. matty (450) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours a nice reddish hue. Aroma has some spice, some sweet and some alcohol. Medium body. Flavor is sweet from the malt at first, then the holiday spices come through. Finish is more of the same and a touch of the orange cones through especially as it warms. Well done! GregMooreNH (258) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 1, 2017
Pours ruby amber with a thick, dense head. Aroma is cinnamon, orange and ginger. Taste is orange/citrus and cinnamon, warming to ginger and clove. Finish is smooth spice. A pretty good spiced ale. hitemwitthehein (43) - - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2017 ABV- 8.0 Double Spiced Ale.
.Appearance: Deep red, frothy tan head. Some subtle carbonation visible.
.Aroma: Heavy spice - cloves, cinnamon, ginger. Orange peel, fig.
.Taste: Upfront clove, nutmeg, cinnamon. Ginger spice, malt sweetness. Powerful spice dominating most of the flavor.
.Mouthfeel: Medium body, full, rich, slight creaminess.
.Bottom Line: This one is simple, it is exactly what it says on the bottle. A double ale brewed with an array of spices. You'll get the spice twice. Definitely on the noise and you certainly will taste it, add in a very good palate and you have yourself a solid beer. This beer does what it set out to do, put some Christmas spirit in a bottle. 2x.
ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a murky brown color with a small white head. The aroma is cinnamon, all spice and sweet additionals. The taste mirrors the nose. an excellent winter warmer. Aggiebob (1388) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2017
Bottle. It poured a murky brown color witha thin off-white head. The aroma was allspice with some dark fruit notes on the tongue. It has a thick mouthfeel and an overall warming sensation. Not bad, but I probably need to try this again when it is cooler. LowBrau (142) - Tonawanda, New York, USA - APR 4, 2017
Deep reddish brown, thin tan head. Cardamom, allspice, clove, ginger, molasses, orange, dark roasted malt. Medium heavy sweet and bitter, medium tart. Spicy and fruity - they did a pretty good job of imitating glogg. emacgee (4711) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2017
Cloudy amber gold pour with one to two fingers of sandy white head. Nose and flavor are an absolute spice-affront to the sense. Bitter and astringent dry spices with warming alcohol and some malt sweetness. You know EXACTLY what this tastes like... JPDIPSO (6298) - Wauwatosa, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Chestnut color with a light tan colored, small and slowly diminishing head. Spicy aromas, with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, juniper, and orange zest. Hints of toasted malt in the backdrop. Initial pale and toasted malt sweetness is quickly overpowered by the spices. Some toffee and caramel work their way back in near the finish. Nearly burning linger from what seems to be ginger. I like it as a holiday sipping sort of brew. 12/12