e303 (226) - - NOV 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can to beer tulip. Pours a deep garnet with a creamy head. Aroma is spices and fruits. Taste is similar with a slight hoppy finish. Not great but decent enough.
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ndfreak77 (126) - USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a smokey white head. Malty and spicy aroma, with slight smokiness. Flavor is malty with spices and Caramel. Finishes with a strong hoppinness. Good near
Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance- semi clear/opaque (dark but let a little light through). Dark Amber, mahogany brown. Big bubbly mocha head that lasted a good bit. Nice lacing.
Smell- clean, malty, spices and clove. Dark chocolate.
Taste- bitter, toasted malt, spicy (and sweet).
Mouthfeel- light body (surprisingly). Smooth and creamy. Very little carbonation.
Overall- so so/ok. After seeing and smelling, the mouthfeel and taste disappointed. Was expecting more. Not a bad beer, but nothing noteworthy.
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can. Aroma: malty, with biscuit, strong fall spices, and NyQuil. Taste/Palate: sweet throughout; starts creamy, and finishes crisp, astringent, and bitter. Pretty great for a winter warmer.
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12oz can. Aroma is somewhat of a cheap candle or potpourri. Flavor is a bit woody and piney. Definitely has a winter sweet spice profile to it. Finishes very astringent.
DialSquare (3355) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Kenny Rd Market. Amber brown pour. Aroma of sweet, wood, pumpking. Tastes of ginger, spice, bread, toasty, toffee, sweet. Light bitter spice finish.
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Malty, molasses like aroma. Appearance is brown with a slight brown with an off white head with poor retention. Flavor is full of caramel with strong notes of a blended spices including notes of nutmeg. Beer has a high amount of hop bitterness which dries out the malt. Mouthfeel is medium full with a spice astringency on the end. Overall, the spice blend is muddled. The combination of high spicing, high hop bitterness & large amounts of caramel all clash together.
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radio_nowhere (1116) - Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can into pint glass, deep rusty brown color with tan head. Aroma of allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel malt sweetness and some roast. Taste is heavy on the spice notes adding notes of toast, faint vanilla, molasses, booze and earthy/grassy hop bitterness. Medium-heavy body, moderate carbonation, sticky with spicey roast finish. It’s a winter spice bomb for sure balanced with sticky sweetness.
MattH (660) - California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Six pack of cans from Trader Joe’s bought for camping in Big Sur and watching the World Series. Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with spices such as allspice and nutmeg. Flavor is also slightly sweet with some allspice and nutmeg. Finish is slightly bitter. Body is lighter for a beer of this strength.
RyanK (250) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can pours a dark mahogany penetrable by light, with an light brown foamy head slow to dissipate. Aroma is kind of grassy/earthy with some caramel and spice as well. Light carbonation and light bodied, doesn’t have any of the heaviest I would expect out of a 7.9% abv brew/. This to a brown ale is like spiced rum is to gold rum. Refreshing change for the category as the spice actually spices up a rather boring style. Roasted caramel malt and moderate hops, while the spice gives this a nice flavor kick and hides the abv quite well. How come this one doesn’t have higher ratings?