rollinsr (389) - Atlanta, - 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.
Nsanders (572) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Deep red brown with a thin white head and moderate lacing. Ginger, clove, molasses, coffee, and plastic. Taste has a maple syrup sweetness with a dry spice finish. Body is medium with a fizzy feel.
eruizgarcia (229) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark Amber, almost brown with a nice foamy head. Spicy, I think ginger, pepper and clove. Medium body and pleasant to sip. Slightly bitter aftertaste.
Erikh04 (133) - - DEC 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good seasonal beer. Spicy but not too overwhelming on the cinnamon and nutmeg. Great on a cold night.
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coombuyah26 (7) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. can from Vintage Estates Wine and Beer, poured into a Sam Adams "perfect pint." Looks like a brown ale, wit the same thing but present beige head. Smells like a brown ale, or a little bit like an ESB. Some spices come through on the nose, but nothing very powerfully. Well balanced flavor profile, nothing overwhelming about the spices but nutmeg is the most noticeable. Tastes like a perfectly good brown ale with a little bit more going on. Against other winter seasonal, though, it’s hard for it to measure up.
tillmac62 (262) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
EBD 1/31/15. Pours a clear dark amber with a beautiful deep dark ruby hue. World class head volume, lacing and retention. Light nose of dark fruit (figs) over light spice (cinnamon, ginger) with notes of burnt molasses. As it warms, light alcohol notes are noted with a bourbon quality. Almost light medium body with a bit of smooth texture. Slightly below normal carbonation with little effervescence in the finish. The flavor profile is somewhat intense, quite complex and very well balanced. It begins with a wisp of fig that flows into a light sweet molasses with a burnt character. In the middle, these yield to the spices that impart a mild spicy bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of bitterness to caramel sweetness. As the sweetness fades, a slightly astringent aftertaste lingers of ginger over light cinnamon. The 6.9% alcohol is totally hidden.
dpjuart (1088) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with red hues and a filmy, off white head. caramel and spiced nose, cinnamon. Caramel background quickly overtaken by a bunch of spices, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Very spice rack-esque. Not bad. Done well, just not my deal.
John25 (698) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep maroon. Aroma is dark fruit, raisin, and winter spice. The taste follows adding roasted malt and some kind of nutty flavor. Smooth medium mouthfeel. The worst part is the Medicinal aftertaste. Not bad, but nothing special
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moderrnlifeiswar (65) - Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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williamstome (994) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep red, small tan head. Aroma is dried fruit, spices, flavor is caramel, fruit, and burnt malt. Not bad but nothing special.
HighlanderOne (1024) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Nice aroma of dried fruit, brown sugar and spice. Looks good too - solid mahogany with lacing tan head. Dried fruit, spice and cinnamon dominate flavor, with toasted malt, nut and citrus. Not as sweet as others of this style. Smoke notes. Maybe even a hint of coffee in there too. Not for everyone, but I like it.