Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark red light brown. Big spiced aroma of cinnamon, prune, and nutmeg. Sips medium full with a strong dark fruit malty presence. Hop balance is solid with a moderate hop bitterness that is evident in the finish. The hop flavor is more strong than in most winter beers with a nice resiny earthy tone. Slight coffee notes as well that ljnger. Hop bitterness plus medium carbonation make this a very dry and attenuated winter spiced beer. My type of winter brew!
DandyWolfFloyd (1020) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma - roasted barley malt and some woody notes. Some spice.
Appearance - body is a burnt umber with good nucleation. The head is beige and 1 1/2", and settles slowly. Some lacing.
Taste - has a rich barley malt, some very subtle Christmas spice coriander, nutmeg, and clove. There is a little wooden note, and some piney hops.
Palate - on the heavier side of medium, texture is velvety, the carbonation is average, the finish is bitter and tannic.
BucannonXC5 (1411) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 14.75-oz. porter/stout glass
From: Discount Alpine Liquor in Alpine, Calif.
Price: $9.99 for a 6-pack
Purchased: April 3, 2016
Consumed: April 3, 2016
Misc.: Enjoy by Jan. 31, 2016
Was semi-looking forward to this beer. I definitely like winter warmer beers, but 21st Amendment has just been OK the few that I’ve tried. Plus I noticed the “Enjoy by Jan. 31, 2016” on the bottom of the can when I got home (I don’t think it was on the box), I’ll try to not let that affect my review.
Poured a dark auburn, murky color with four fingers of khaki, frothy head. Average amount of spotty, foamy lacing in the sides of the glass. Very good retention all the way down. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled nutmeg, dark apple, maple walnut, cinnamon (wishful?), dark peach, dark apricot, hints of slightly spoiled milk and cranberry. (Smell - 3.50)
Tasted not as spicy as I would have thought. Got those dark dried fruits - apple, grape, cranberry, apricot - along with nutmeg, rye, roasty malts, almost Scotch Ale like, and still light cinnamon. That 7.9 percent ABV is hidden. (Taste - 3.25)
Medium body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Somewhat warming finish. (Feel - 3.25)
Not that good of a Winter Warmer in my opinion. Granted the enjoy by Jan. 31 didn’t help, but still. (Overall - 3.25)
3.36 77 B-
commonshawn (1024) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at new bohemia in golden valley. Bumped pint glass. Dark copper with white head and good lacing. Subtle aroma. Malty throughout with decent spice hit. Soft body. Not bad.
MattShizzle (597) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - from sampler pack. Very dark brown in color. Mostly malty aroma with a hint of spices. A bit sweet/definitely malty with a bit of roastiness and spice. Definite spice and some hops in after taste. A bit overcarbonated.
J_man (919) - Tustin, California, USA - FEB 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy vanilla and dark cherry aromas from a clear dark amber body with a foamy white tan head. More cherry and dark fruit flavors come through in the taste with a bit of baking spice. Nice dark caramel sweetness with some vegetal bitterness to balance it. Finishes light and sweet with a lasting spice and creaminess. Very nice winter ale.
JMCtime (83) - Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2016
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Lots of bitter and sour. A Bit malty but not much sweetness. Spices were barely noticeable. Very flavorful but not very good.
sawbuck (625) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of spices, some pine, dark fruits. Deep red color...almost deep brown. Thick tan head. Sweet up front. Cinnamon, brown sugared fruits, and some candy cane. Bitterness cuts in nicely. Peppermint and some alcohol burn on the finish. Slightly water texture. O.k.
Jared_Clifton (116) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown with lifht tan head. Medium body. Malts, nutmeg, graham cracker, and tons of spices. Didnt like the first couple but they grew on me.
Beerhunter111 (16416) - Hasborn, GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Klares orange braunes Bier mit einer geringen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch nach Kürbis, Gewürzen, dunkles malz. Geschmack würzig, Kürbis, Zimt, dunkles malz.
dmac (5466) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can thanks to Rob. Poured a super dark chocolate brown almost black body with a smaller tight foamy super off white head. Aroma of dark malts, graham crackers, light nutmeg and allspice along with just a hint of orange citrusy hops. Flavor is pretty much the same like a ightly nutmeg spiced graham cracker chased with a tiny touch of orange slice. Not bad but sort of meh to me.