Frank (3845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a decent spiced brew, nice and strong for those cold winter months. It’s cloudy brown read w/ a creamy off-white head. The nose is caramel malts, a bit of oxidative nuttiness and some warm spice. Taste is slightly tart which adds a cherry-like character to the subtle spicing. Medium bodied, which is nice, but the carbonation lacks something in the way of creaminess which makes this come off a little watery. Something about this seems Belgian, almost like a sour brown or something. I am not sure if that’s intentional but it works well enough.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I have liked some 21st stuff very much before but this was not for me. Had a six pack of this and kept trying it on different nights but really just did not do it for me. OK looking brown semi clear beer with a 2 finger head. The aroma is a little copper and bark and malt. Getting very little int he way of spice. The taste is a little toffee but also a bit sour. Would have made a better plain brown ale. Not one to seek out.
adrian910ss (2548) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours a very dark maple brown with a medium sized cream colored head. Aroma of sour ginger notes, caramel, celery and a touch of nutmeg. Taste of gingery toffee, sour wood, celery and faint nutmeg.
bigguns22 (759) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Look first beer I did not like from 21 amendment.Great color,head and aroma but taste bad soapy and a little sour leaves bad after taste.
rollingwood (91) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a can. Brown/ruby colored liquor pours clear with a decent head. The aroma was of toffee, citrus hop and nutmeg. The medium body is bitter-sweet with a somewhat chaotic spice profile. I wouldn’t buy this one again, as there are better versions of spiced beer out there. And I swear I could taste metal from the can. Maybe it was a psychological taste. . .
Tmoney99 (13077) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
Lowe1983 (1474) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an brown color with an off-white head. Aroma is light of nutmeg, vanilla, caramel, and just a hint of hops. Flavor is strong of the spices at first but dies quickly. Not much lingering flavor. Was hoping for something better.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty messy. Some nutmeg sweetie tones on top of a rather wet sticky winter brew which has no serious texture to it. I was thinking this was stale but checked the date. Hard to believe it came from this brewery which produces some pretty awesome beers.
hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz can. Smells of cloves, nutmeg, and belgian yeasts. Tastes of belgian yeasts and spices. Not terrible, but not great.
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can: Pours a deep ruby/brown color with a lacy white head. Sweet, spicy floral notes with almost wine/grape/alcohol notes coming through. Medium body, somewhat fruity and tart. Finishes slightly tart/bitter with sour cherry/wine like qualities. Definite sweet/spicy notes throughout. Different kind of beer and actually very enjoyable. This would make a great fall beer or winter warmer. Overall, if you like some tart/fruit/wine-like notes in your beer, definitely check this out! (B+)