kramer (3880) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a clear dark amber body with a one finger frothy beige head that had pretty nice retention and left some light lacing. The nose is sweet, lightly nutty, and subtly spiced with a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon perhaps. The flavor is on the sweeter side as well, but not overly so. A nice balance between the spices and the malt, there’s plenty of spices, but not one single spice dominates. Finishes with just a touch of warmth and an almost peppery like spice kick. Medium bodied, almost chewy, with fizzy prickly carbonation. I pretty well liked this one, should have saved it for a night when I was sitting by a fire maybe.
Hammy78 (614) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brought back from San Francisco by a good friend. Pours a dark ruby brown with a tan head that recedes quite quickly, some leggy lace clings to the glass walls. Nose is sweet and spice, like nutmeg etc. Tastes sweet, a touch of bitterness and malty.
Fech (262) - Parsippany, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour thick foamy head. Malty spicy aroma. Hoppy flavor with spruce notes. Fairly potent worth a try.
60minuteman (432) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Medium-thin body. Taste of burnt hop, spices, oak, caramel, raisins. Tastes like burnt toast, with raisins.
JStax (1673) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Pours a darker amber to brown with a large beige head of foam. Pretty good retention. In the aroma I get notes of gingerbread, vanilla, spice. Taste is at first sweet and spicy, but moves to a weird bitterness that’s overall offputting.
mcberko (4065) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Archer Ale House, pours a dark copper brown with a small beige head. Aroma of perfume, vanilla, and winter spices. Flavour is similar, bringing out notes of vanilla, nutmeg and other spices, along with some perfumey notes. Too perfumey for me, but nothing overly offensive about this. Decent.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is dominated by spices: cinnamon or cloves. Appearance is dark clear ruby color with tall head that fades quickly. Taste is more of the spices from the nose and a large amount of bitterness and a hint of raisin/dark fruit. Overall not my favorite beer but the spices are complementary to the malts used and it doesnt just taste like a spoonful of cinnamon/clove. Not going to try it again.
mcmisko (347) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with small light tan head. Smells spicy. Taste is sweet roasted malts and barley and lots of spice and some cola. Med body. Sweet bitter after taste. Intersting.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Town Hall Tap (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 7/12/12)
Aroma: Spices, brown sugar, and sweet malt.
Appearance: A darker brown color with a medium white head.
Taste: Slightly sweet and slightly bitter. A bit dry, with a mostly bitter finish.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, with an average carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (672) - Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall I liked this beer, smooth and great for a bwwr fest so nothing too crazy happens to you