sonnycheeba (3510) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can shared by snoworsummer. Pours clear ruby brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is spices, cookie and caramel malts, floral notes, light herbs, and some spicy hops. Flavor is dry malt base with mixed spices, hop bitterness, and some burnt caramel; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Bacterial (1531) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour from a pretty cool can. Nice brown ale with some interesting spices in the nose and taste.
mnmike (1031) - 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 (640) - 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 (773) - 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 (3282) - 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 (3442) - 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 (1402) - - 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 (2879) - 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 (1303) - 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.