bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2010
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz can, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin spice, sweat, caramel, allspice, roasted malt, and burnt bread. Flavor of cinnamon, roasted malt, nutmeg, caramel, brown sugar, and earthiness with a dry finish.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Large milkshakey beige head, dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some bittersweet chocolate, light cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, raisin, some milk chocolate. Soft medium body, low carbonation.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date: November 12, 2010
Source: Taco Mac, The Fred
Appearance: opaque dark amber with ruby edges, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet spicy aroma, caramel sweetness, spicyness with cinnamon and nutmeg, light smoke
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, caramel sweetness, smokey, lots of spicyness, light cinnamon
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (9820) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a bubbly tan head. Aromas of dark malt and cinnamon? Near med body with moderate carb. Flavor is sort of chocolate and cinnamon with some other spicing. Itís a bit gummy. Everything I can remember from Cold Spring is short on ingredients, and this is no exception. The maltís too thin to support the spice.
Travlr (9819) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Murky and chunky brown, huge tan head, good lacing. Aroma of grassy nutmeg and allspice. Taste is spiced brown cinnamon bread. Nice.
Tmoney99 (9588) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Poured hazy brown with an average frothy brown head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy dark malt and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spice and dark sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderated duration. Refreshing complex beer.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2010
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A: The pour is almost black cherry in color with a creamy off-white head.
S: Smells like sour cherries and prunes with some metal, smoke, and cereal. Thereís a bit of a booze-soaked fruit cake thing going on a well.
T: Like the nose, lots of sour/spoiled fruit juices, particularly cherries, prunes, and raisins. A bit of an olive flavor as well as metal and cheerios. And just for good measure, some alcohol and brown sugar.
M: The body and carbonation is both medium.
D: Another loser from 21A. This was bad in just about every way.
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can. Pours clear dark brown to black with an average, frothy light tan head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is cookie, caramel, nutty, and toast malt, light perfume alcohol, spicy and earthy hops, dark fruity esters of dates and plums with light spices (cinnamon, nutmeg). Flavor is toasted malt with caramel and nutty notes, cinnamon, nutmeg, dates and plums, spicy alcohol, light hops and bitterness with a sweet mouthfeel yet dry finish. Full body, medium-high warmth, and medium carbonation.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown pour. Aroma of spice, cookies, yeast, light toffee. Flavor is sweet and very malty, spices, cake, cookies...not bad.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A winter warmer. Brown that is malty and spices are mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Pleasant and drinkable. Medium mouthfeel, above average carbonation. brown with a minimal head.Malty aroma, surprisingly little spices in nose.