someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark ruby brown color with a small tan head. aroma is mostly typical for a winter spice brew.. cinnamon clove and maybe some ginger. almost smells like red hot dollars candy because of the sweetness. taste is pretty much the same... but falls a bit flat for a complex winter spice brew. upfront it has everything you want but completely dies once your tongue tries to decipher the flavors. malts are there but weak tasting. it seems like they built this beer on spices with no backbone to support it. mehh
EithCubes (5634) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fresh can, ENJOY BY 02/18/17. Nose like a malty brown ale, pour too; murky mahogany in the glass with light ruby highlights and a very large and jiggly tan head -- perfect for this English pint. Taste very strongly spicy, or at least that’s the initial impression: nutmeg/oregano, nutty, raw alcohol seeping into a smooth but dull/flat medium body. Light bitterness very nice here, relatively dry on the whole with subtle roasting/toasting of the malt coming through, very light red berry, light caramel, strong raw cocoa nibs which last into hegemony in the aftertaste, and an unexpected slurry yeast component / touch of peanut butter (in flavor only). Something herbal dominating the back like mace or allspice. Very sticky lips. Overall, it fits the ’Warmer’ mold pretty well and doesn’t overdo the spices, but at the same time, it’s punching up a boring English base -- a lot more can be done with an English brown or porter. [2016.10.25: 3.1]
mcox90 (1931) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can from The Beer Store. Poured a dark brown with reddish highlights and a one finger dense, creamy tan head. Aroma features light toffee with an amalgamation of spices. All light. Light sweetness on the flavor. Some toffee and vanilla with more faint spice. Medium bodied and soft on the tongue. I liked this. Nice "winter warmer" type beer without the heavy dose of spices.
bdleedahl (192) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - OCT 13, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer is overall okay in every regard. There's nothing wrong with it per se, but nothing that makes it really good. The spices are very mild, the body is a bit thin.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CacheManyHose (604) - HONG KONG - OCT 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drank with Theresa at the 260 King St Beacon flat. Pours a dark brown-cola colour with fizzy off-white head. Smells of dark malt, roasted and slightly burnt, lightly nutty, a bit of banana, wood, anise/liquorice. Taste is lightly spiced, rye, roasted dark malt, some leathery earthiness, a bit herbal, finish is spicy and sweet. Body is quite uncarbonated, light slickness to start but becomes more watery, quite spicy. Not bad! But also sort of what you’d expect.
PugUglyBrewer (192) - - OCT 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass. The appearance is reddish-brown. The head is long-lived and light tan in color. The aroma the aroma is malty sweet with some cinnamon and nutmeg in the background. In the tasting, this is like gingerbread cookies. Malty and slightly syrupy with spicy hops that contribute vegetable qualities instead of ginger spice. The only weird aspect. A good brew for a cold night to share amongst friends around the fire.
Pumpkin87 (235) - - OCT 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with auburn highlights, medium tan head that retains some skim and lace.
Aroma of nuts, earth, muddled spice. Those dominate the palate, along with leaves, figs, some roast malt. Coriander and nutmeg peek out, but the spice is more like a slight buzz to cut vegetal hop bitterness.
A slightly tweaked brown ale, perfectly OK without delivering a clear profile.
DandyWolfFloyd (1093) - 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 (1436) - 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 (1067) - 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 (600) - 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.