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
RyanK (215) - Rhode Island, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can pours a dark mahogany penetrable by light, with an light brown foamy head slow to dissipate. Aroma is kind of grassy/earthy with some caramel and spice as well. Light carbonation and light bodied, doesn’t have any of the heaviest I would expect out of a 7.9% abv brew/. This to a brown ale is like spiced rum is to gold rum. Refreshing change for the category as the spice actually spices up a rather boring style. Roasted caramel malt and moderate hops, while the spice gives this a nice flavor kick and hides the abv quite well. How come this one doesn’t have higher ratings?
revolution2718 (242) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown/red. Nose is nutmeg,cinnamon, lots of ripe apple, dark bread. Taste matches, very Apple, spices, a hint of roast/bitterness. Probably my favorite label ever.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
evergreen0199 (2075) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2014 Can from Whole Foods Market, Bowery, New York, NY. A dark amber/brown coloured pour with a thin off white head on top. Sweet, caramel, spice aroma. Tastes similar, quite sweet, caramel, spice. Struggled to finish this one. Expected a lot more from 21st Amendment.
brocariums (4) - - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
With rather high abvs, this beer doesn’t kick as much as you would think. It has a nice spice that lends itself to be very drinkable and perfect for the cold winter months.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Julie says a little to high. V. It's okay nice mellow spice palate. Julie gives a 3.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - OCT 2, 2014
1.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
first off - great label, now to the beer... its weird. I don’t like it. It smells like rotten apples.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
"ended up being a weirdish beer that i thought i’d like more. it poured a pretty dark brown with a nice hat. there’s a slightly metallic tanginess/sour aspect that’s right alongside the otherwise rich and robust malty cinnamon and vanilla goodness. i wish there wasn’t. this had the potential to be great, but falls short. Contract brewed in northern Minnesota. 11/2012 - as expected, get rid of the metallic sour off notes, and this is damn good. I’ve had it at a sub 3 and a sub 4, so ill compromise on the score and shoot it a 3.4. "
Darkmagus82 (1731) - - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 2-25-13-
Poured from can into a pint glass
Appearance - Pours a lightly hazed brown-mahogany color with a small one half finger cream colored head. The small head persists for some time to fade eventually leaving a lighter level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a mix of malty and spicy smells with notes of some sweetness within. The malty aromas are of a toasted malt with the spice being mainly of cinnamon and nutmeg. The sweet smells of caramel, fig, and plum mixed with a light boozy aroma, create a quite spiced fruitcake aroma overall
Taste – The taste begins of roasted malt and a very small amount of sweetness from plum and caramel. The caramel fades quite quickly from the taste, while tons of spice and a light boozy flavor come to the tongue. The spice flavors of cinnamon and nutmeg grow stronger to the end of the taste and are joined by an ever increasing rum like boozy taste. These flavors in the end leave a somewhat astringent rather dry boozy and spicy flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thinner side in terms of its creaminess and thickness with a carbonation level that is average to just above average. The thin body does a rather poor job at complimenting the roasted and boozy flavors, although on the plus side the thin body and higher carbonation level did prevent some of the more off flavors from really lingering on the tongue. So overall a moderate mouthfeel.
Overall – Not really one I would recommend. The flavors are a little too spicy and astringent with a feel that does not complement well the winter warmer category (although I guess the boozy taste does).
Caytinator (960) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pint on tap - mahogany color, good lacing with a nice persistent foamy head. Roasty toasty taste, not a whole lot else (where are the spices that everyone else tastes?), slight alcohol, not hoppy at all - kinda gnarly
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can. No pour. Sipping right out of can. Aroma is sweet with malt and spice. Taste nice with hints of cloves, nutmeg and ginger.