mnmike (978) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can into a pint glass. Underwhelmed. There are better winter warmer/herb beers out there. Amber brown color with moderate mocha foam.
Chuckaduck (594) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. 11/10/13. Pours opaque amber-brown with a fluffy, off-white head. Aroma is earthy, spicy, clove, cinnamon, licorice. Taste is dry, spicy, caramel, some dark chocolate, clove, leather; finish is bitter chocolate. Taste feels somewhat generic, unfortunately. Nice lacing. Medium-low carbonation. Medium-light mouth feel. Not bad, just not memorable.
robertjm (728) - Albany, California, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tan frothy head. Body color and carbonation reminds me of Coke. Bready aroma with a little yeast thrown in. Nice spicy flavor. Go.get, Nutmeg and all-spice with a bitter finish. Reminds me of Anchor XMAS without the syruppy mouthfeel.
Cybercat (2906) - Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Comes out of the growler a warm chocolate brown that lets in daylight only at the very bottom and has a thick, persistent, fluffy light tan head. Malty aroma has caramel, earthy and nutty hints. Flavor starts with a firm malty core and adds nutty, earthy and horehound tones plus a hint of caramel and a pinch of clove. Palate is fairly fizzy but only average in the thickness department. Overall, not too shabby. Drink it by the fireside.
LilBeerDoctor (3296) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet malt, roasted nuts, light roasted malt. Flavor of peppery spices up front, earthy malt, light nuts, light roasted malt. Overall pretty good, not too spicy either.
conway (1043) - - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Nutty and slightly fruity. Was hoping for more of a warmer. Disappointing but ok.
rumproasts (2000) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Brown with small head. Dry and nutty brown ale base with cinnamon, ginger and other spicing.
Panzuriel (1242) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fireside chat pours a dark red brown with a firm beige head. Nose is mildly spicy mix of nutmeg and some earthy notes that remind me of a good pumpkin ale. Taste is just a slight bit of sweet around the mid to end taste with warm roasty nutty malt on the back end finishing just a touch bitter. Very nice winter seasonal.
Brigadier (2740) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can
A fine 21st Amendment beer is actually probably one of the best things to come out of Cold Springs in a while. Picked up on a whim when visiting Cleveland, OH, it was worth the $1.99 expense. When it comes around again be sure to grab a nice tick.
Aroma / Appearance - The chestnut brown base slides into the glass like a setting sun. Thick eggshell foam falls over time until a few minutes later hardly anything is left. Nutmeg, dark chocolate, and smoky coffee stand out in a profile driven by malts. It might be a trace heavy yet generally works out.
Flavor / Palate - Spiced hot chocolate tickles the tongue and throat. Coffee comes next before a warm finish that adds a nice bitter texture. Feeling well rounded it has a robustness that makes it worth drinking to the last drop. On the other hand one can per year would be enough for me.
mikedR (860) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The less PC amongst us would say its a Christmas ale, and its a superb example of the style. Highly spiced, even more than apropos, over a fine malt base. A-
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