gunnar (4312) - Sandnes, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours cloudy golden, small white head. Aroma of malts, spices and alcohol. Taste is moderate sweet malts, nutty and caramel, spicy towards the finish.
beertholomeus (366) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, hop and spice aroma. Caramel, hop, malt, cinnamon and some fruit flavors. Medium light body and a spiced mouth-feel. Cinnamon and malt finish.
tbopslt (237) - New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Craftsman Ale House. Dark amber. Slightly sweet aroma. Spiced taste. First Winter beer of season. Very nice!
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Holmen1 (1675) - Stavanger, NORWAY - NOV 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fra flaske på DSJT Cardinal nov-13: en god krydderaroma stiger opp fra glasset, men smaken har en litt pussig krydderaktig søtsmak som jeg ikke får helt tak på. Den skal ilfg vakseseddelen "add warmth to even the coldest and darkest of winter’s days". Den varmer ikke denne skrotten, til det har den for lavt vitamininnhold.
20107589 (244) - randers, DENMARK - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma of herps and spices, with sine caramel notes. Appear Brown with a fine head. Light bitter taste, and a bit to thin mouthfeel
amagnus (2) - - NOV 8, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
C- strong amber color
T- great amber taste with spices
AT- spices flavors lingering slowly
O- soft caramel smell
Alextricity (362) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on-tap at Boat Works in St. Clair Shores, Michigan for $5.25 a pint.
Appearance: A dark brown sort of color with maybe half a finger of head on it. Almost no lacing. The low-point of this beer, but no big deal. Looks almost on-point for what I’d expect from the style, even if a bit lighter.
Smell: Candy corn. Really, that’s almost it. Smells a LOT like candy corn. That and caramel... definitely a warmer as I’d expect it to be, with a lot of malt characteristics, and not much hop.
Taste/feel: Candy corn. I don’t care for candy corn, but this actually really worked well for me. Seriously almost just like candy corn with some spice and caramel. I guess, now looking at other reviews, it can also come off as vanilla and caramel as well, which is basically the taste of candy corn, if I remember it correctly. Hops aren’t really noticeable in the smell or taste per se, but this beer is not overly sweet. The feel has a nice, full-body, and a moderate carbonation. A very pleasant sipper, and a beer that I really enjoyed. I haven’t had many winter warmers, but if they tend to be like this one, color me impressed. I’d very gladly have another. Well crafted.
Beergeek23322 (1682) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/1/2012. From bottle. Golden color with a white head. Spicy aromas with malt and caramel. Good seasonal brew.
bubblehouse (119) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad. Good and malty with a hint of caramel. Not my favorite winter seasonal but not the worst.
miltreynolds (1) - - NOV 3, 2013 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
herbs, grass, golden, minimal head, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, thin feel, average carbonation,