KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky reddish amber with an average sized (1-2 finger) light beige creamy head that was mostly diminishing, reducing down to a thin film with a small collar and a little spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted dark bread malt and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of toffee, caramel, dark fruit (figs and dates) vanilla and a hint of nutmeg.
The taste was malty sweet with notes of vanilla and toffee right off with the finish being about the same except for hints of dark fruit and nutmeg towards the end. The flavor stuck around for an average time after the swallow, allowing the sweet fruity spice taste to linger for a little while.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body with a nice smooth creamy texture and a mild soft carbonation.
Overall a brew that smells as good as it tastes. It has the right blending of ingredients and flavors, making it quite an enjoyable drinking experience...
kingstoni (1178) - FINLAND - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Slightly hazy deep golden color with a thin head. Aroma of honey and caramel. Flavors are toffee and sugar. Totally sweet.
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CacheManyHose (42) - HONG KONG - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Warm clear ruby red. Smells very sweet - banana and graham crackers and vanilla and nuts and a little bit of spice, but not at all cloying. Crisp with a nice amount of oiliness but still quite a light beer. Like a lighter, less creamy Rogue Hazelnut. I was pleasantly surprised by this one - nice and drinkable.
esox (912) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught. Dark, hazy amber beer. Thin creamy head. Aroma is packed with pale dry fruits and milk chocolate.Some graininess, possibly cinnamon and nutmeg. Sweet, pale caramel body and dried fruits. A touch of herbs in the finish. Oily, low carbonated texture. Medium body. Simple, quite drinkable.
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can date: unk
A: excellent cinnamon brown ale with under a finger of off white foam which falls quickly to a central cap and rim of the same. Spotty lace.
S: Smells like marshmallows, malt, caramel, and a hint of copper.
T: Sweet. Very sweet. Vanilla. malts and vanilla and sweet and low.
M: Creamy and full bodied with a semi dry finish.
O: interesting. I remember this beer tasting a little less artificial. Now it tastes like it has a butt load of sucralose or something in it.
Serving type: can
nj_BierMaven (85) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Nik’s. Pours a hazy amber, mild cocoa aroma. Small white head loose bubbles that dissipate in a few minutes. Light malty tones hint of nutmeg and cocoa, cross between a biscuit and a light chocolate cookie? Not sure what to make of this overall a pleasant brew but not making me run out to buy more either.
tillmac62 (60) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours medium amber with a frothy head that laces and lingers well. Light nose of spice and caramel malt. Light body with medium carbonation. The taste is not complex, mostly a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg. Balancing the spice with a bit of caramel sweetness would improve this one. Crisp finish with a lingering spice bitterness aftertaste.
kapusil (445) - HUNGARY - DEC 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0.355l bottle. Deep ruby red body, white head. Aroma of honey gingerbread, toast and a hint of roastyness. Taste of honey gingerbread, caramel, toast and cinnamon. It has a bit of a floral hoppyness in the finish. Nice one.
jaghana (3303) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 355ml, a nice amber red beer with good head. Nose is on caramel and light grassy hops. Aroma is amazing on caramel profile : smooth caramel, brown caramel and butter caramel, very nice malty body, pure and clean with a nice grassy bitterness.
Unde (215) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown beer with small head on top. Aroma has winter seasoned bread, lots of caramel and nuts. Taste is nutty with lots of winter spices. Some berries are there as well. Quite full body and medium-to-high carbonation. A true winter warmer.
ogreface (1218) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 16, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kisse kodos, sapadt voros szin, szinte semmi hab. Illata kandirozott zoldalmas, malatas, vegyesgyumolcsos lekvaros. Ize zsidoszallonas / mielott valaki lenacizna, ez volt az altalanos neve a régi, sutesallo vegyesiznek, amit fadobozokbol arultak kimerve /, gumicukros, edes. Legvege keseredes, kicsit ures. Nem az en sorom.