JStax (2403) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can. Pours a darker amber to brown with a large beige head of foam. Pretty good retention. In the aroma I get notes of gingerbread, vanilla, spice. Taste is at first sweet and spicy, but moves to a weird bitterness thatís overall offputting.
mcberko (4846) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Archer Ale House, pours a dark copper brown with a small beige head. Aroma of perfume, vanilla, and winter spices. Flavour is similar, bringing out notes of vanilla, nutmeg and other spices, along with some perfumey notes. Too perfumey for me, but nothing overly offensive about this. Decent.
aplus01 (71) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is dominated by spices: cinnamon or cloves. Appearance is dark clear ruby color with tall head that fades quickly. Taste is more of the spices from the nose and a large amount of bitterness and a hint of raisin/dark fruit. Overall not my favorite beer but the spices are complementary to the malts used and it doesnt just taste like a spoonful of cinnamon/clove. Not going to try it again.
mcmisko (348) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown with small light tan head. Smells spicy. Taste is sweet roasted malts and barley and lots of spice and some cola. Med body. Sweet bitter after taste. Intersting.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Town Hall Tap (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 7/12/12)
Aroma: Spices, brown sugar, and sweet malt.
Appearance: A darker brown color with a medium white head.
Taste: Slightly sweet and slightly bitter. A bit dry, with a mostly bitter finish.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, with an average carbonation.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall I liked this beer, smooth and great for a bwwr fest so nothing too crazy happens to you
rollinsr (306) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a rich brown with some tan head that has decent retention. Aroma is molasses and dark fruits. There are also a lot of spiced cider notes. Flavor is more estery than the aroma and has a slight funk. Still a pretty decent beer.
Oscbert (944) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
~Aroma of brown sugar and molasses with clove and cinnamon spices, dark bread and raisin.
~Pours a dark brown with lasting creamy off white head.
~Dark raisin bread flavor with molasses and earthy hoppy bitterness.
~Med full bodied with med CO2, lasting sweet finish with slight bitterness.
~I really enjoyed this one. Not over bearingly sweet or spicy like other winter spiced brews. This one is well balanced.
Leafs93 (1516) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that left nice lacing. Aroma is caramel, spice and dark fruits. Taste is sweet and spicy. Medium bodied, alcohol is well hidden and sticky texture.
maxwelldeux (2722) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a dark brown with a smallish white head. Nose is roasty and malty without being overpowering. Taste is also malty and a little hoppy with some bitterness in there. Interesting...