badhack (348) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Drank from can. Strong spicy flavor like a combination of christmas and pumpkin spices but without the pumpkin. Alcohol is well masked but there’s plenty of it. I would find the spice tasty but it’s too strong. A little tang, and toasty malt. Extremely light.
Kita (1197) - Koper, SLOVENIA - DEC 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap @ Rosamunde, Brooklyn, NY. Clear dark brown color with thin creamy off-white head, good lacing and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of caramel malt, nuts, some spices and dried fruits. Taste starts with smooth and rich malty sweetness, backed up with caramel and chocolate, following is refreshing spicy and a bit grassy with light bitter finish. Medium to full body, oily texture and lively carbonation in palate. Real winter warmer...
Scopey (7437) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Leighton at the Night of Garbage. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is wood, lots of spice, toast, smoke, tangy HP sauce and dark fruit. The taste is earthy, wood, spice, treacle, leather decent bitterness, toast and alcohol warmth. Medium body and fine carbonation. A pretty tasty spiced ale.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
20th December 2013
The (not so) shit beer tasting at Leightons stratospheric flat. Thanks Leighton. Hazy dark amber beer. Good vibrant-cream coloured head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbontion. Little toffee in the dry malt. Whisper of ginger, mellow spices and lame generic.fruits. Actually comes together well in to a semi finish.
Leighton (11874) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can shared at the Night of Garbage. Procured somewhere in the Land of the Free. Pours deep amber with a lasting, creamy khaki head. Nice aroma, some nutmeg and cinnamon, light cake and toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with dry bread, mild toasted leaves, understated spices, dry toffee and fruitcake. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and velvety mouthfeel. Moderate sweetness to finish, fruitcake, dried berries, mellow leafy bitterness, nutmeg. Nice beer.
falco242 (292) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing too impressive here...malty backbone with a bitter palate. Kinda weak flavor too, I want it stronger for a winter ale.
fcjack1 (179) - Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from world beers. Scent of gingerbread, spices and a little brown sugar. Taste is somewhat gingery. Some molasses. Not bad.
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft sample at Crossroads Spirits. Pours a dark amber/brown color with a finger of foamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted malt, molasses, caramel, and spices. Taste of light roasted coffee, caramel malt, and spices (cinnamon, clove, and allspice).
mike5326 (1020) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a can. Dark amber color, medium off white head. Tangy sour malt aroma. Light roasted malt and spice body with a fairly watery burnt finish.
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nittoh (13) - JAPAN - DEC 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild spicy aroma is dominant, not overly strong. Oxidized Shoyu’’ like aroma indicates aging impression. Deep brown color. Clear, small head.
Spicy flavor is strong and it lingers until the finish but the finish is a little bit unclear. Malty. Hop character becomes stronger as the temperature rises.
Medium-full body, warmly alcoholic character. Strong carbonation.
Good spice ale but the hop character is a little bit strong for spice ale.