madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Thanks Leighton. Hazy dark amber beer. Good vibrant-cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbontion. Little toffee in the dry malt. Whisper of ginger, mellow spices and lame generic.fruits. Actually comes together well in to a semi finish.
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at the Night of Garbage. Procured somewhere in the Land of the Free. Pours deep amber with a lasting, creamy khaki head. Nice aroma, some nutmeg and cinnamon, light cake and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, mild toasted leaves, understated spices, dry toffee and fruitcake. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and velvety mouthfeel. Moderate sweetness to finish, fruitcake, dried berries, mellow leafy bitterness, nutmeg. Nice beer.
falco242 (214) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too impressive here...malty backbone with a bitter palate. Kinda weak flavor too, I want it stronger for a winter ale.
fcjack1 (105) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from world beers. Scent of gingerbread, spices and a little brown sugar. Taste is somewhat gingery. Some molasses. Not bad.
Ed5388 (1725) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Crossroads Spirits. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a finger of foamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, caramel, and spices. Taste of light roasted coffee, caramel malt, and spices (cinnamon, clove, and allspice).
mike5326 (660) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Dark amber color, medium off white head. Tangy sour malt aroma. Light roasted malt and spice body with a fairly watery burnt finish.
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nittoh (12) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild spicy aroma is dominant, not overly strong. Oxidized Shoyu’’ like aroma indicates aging impression. Deep brown color. Clear, small head.
Spicy flavor is strong and it lingers until the finish but the finish is a little bit unclear. Malty. Hop character becomes stronger as the temperature rises.
Medium-full body, warmly alcoholic character. Strong carbonation.
Good spice ale but the hop character is a little bit strong for spice ale.
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Rosamunde, Brooklyn. Malty sweetness, pumpkin, holiday spice. Medium mouthfeel. Decent
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - DEC 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Picking up more spice aroma off this one than the last few spice (though mostly pumpkin due to season) beers I’ve had. Full spice rack in this one. Malt and "45 IBUs" sit there, but the spice messes with the aroma and palate. Makes for an interesting aroma. A bit all over the place. A below average beer bumped a 1/4 point by some nice spices
b3shine (4416) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brown with foamy light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of malt with some sweetness and notes of winter spices. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay.