corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2011
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours a very dark ruby color that’s pretty much brown with mahogany edges and a two finger light beige head that slowly settles into lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Very spicy aroma with lots of dark fruit and slightly roasted malts. Potpourri like with flower petals, cinnamon, brown sugar and clove. The spices really overpower the aroma in an unpleasant way but underneath there is some dark fruit and others berries.
Medium bodied with a harsh, overly aggressive spice presence that lingers over the sweeter notes into a acrid, bone dry finish. Lots of potpourri spice with bark, cinnamon, pepper, ginger and clove which creates an unpleasant dry flavor that dominates. Underneath there us some sweet malt and dark fruit along with a syrupy, medicinal character. This beer is overly spice but also cloyingly sweet. Just all over the place and a bit if a mess.
GMUcrew7 (577) - Mason, Ohio, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown pour with a tan head. Sweet brown sugar malt aroma with spice and a hint of vegetables. The flavor is similar but more reserved. Much like the description it tastes like an English ale with some spice added. Middle of the road winter ale.
onceblind (6674) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into my glass a very dark dark brown with a light khaki head with great lacing. Smelled like a winter spice ale for sure. Some cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, and a touch of pumpkin (?) and figs. Nice full flavor of burnt toffee sweetness, some dark ripe fruit, cinnamon, and a bit of old spruce spices. Perhaps also a touch of chocolate booziness. Nice and warming, with a dark fruity tone likely from the yeast. A classic winter warmer, but perhaps a bit too average for me.
QuezXLV (415) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too bad theres no category for packaging cuz I love the can and the designs on it. Good looking dark beer and bubbly head. Not much of an aroma but subtle hints of barley (I think). I bit smokey in the flavor. Nice English ale.
sickassmick (228) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
super fresh can, son. I will preface this with... I’m not big on flavored beers. i like this company’s IPA, and then did they have a black IPA too or something like that? anyway. I love the look of the boxes and the packaging. really nice marketing. I have to say tho oskar blues kinda kinged the whole can thing but not because their packaging was cooler. ok... here she goes. I snapped the can. i like the super thin head i see starting to overflow my can. This stuff looked super clear when i poured it but it’s so freaking dark brown in the Concord cup. Head is pretty thin but super fine bubbles and i can tell they aren’t going any where. first sniff is... omygod i’m so surprised. gingerbread. oh well. i can’t really smell anything else and don’t really expect to. first sip.. nice mouthfeel... little tiny bit flat and little tiny bit watery, but not to the point of being a guiness. For the taste, when you have your face in something that smells like gingerbread, it’s gonna taste gingerbread.. thank god it’s not overly sweet. now here is the strong point. beer is fresh. no off flavors. and there is a lasting (maybe faint, but still) hop bitterness at the end that makes this beer ok by me. For what it is, it’s not bad. There is real beer in here.
dresden (1308) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 24, 2011
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance isnt what you want to like most about a beer. Flavour has a bit of the winter spices, but its a bit strange.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Pours midnight brown with a tan ring around the edge.
Aroma: Holiday spice profile, dried dark fruit and Belgian-like yeast and gingersnaps.
Taste: Bitter, astringent spice, almost pencil like. Sassafras, spruce and German hops. To add to the abrasiveness, the alcohol is very present.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with high carbonation.
Overall: It’s a beautiful can, but the beer on the inside wasn’t enjoyable for me.
sherm1016 (1271) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Pinnochio’s. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is spicy, nutmeg, cinnamon. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, spicy, nutmeg, with a strange, spicy finish. Not my favorite...
tallmanwriting (1) - - NOV 21, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Absolutely delicious winter brew. Well done, 21st Amendment crew. Perfect complement to pork tenderloin and roasted vegetables. Highly recommend for all fall and winter holiday meals.
Marheb (4339) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2012 21st amendment avait pas besoin de commercialiser ce brassin là. Un gros bouquet de pain d’épice avec brisures de chocolat métallique. Un peu à côté de la track.