alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap; amber in color. Boozy, almost amaretto smell. Same elements in the flavor and admittedly there were things in it I could not identify. Strongly flavored, but wasn’t a huge fan.
arminjewell (6101) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, reddish pour with thin white head, aroma brought weird notes of booze, sugars, almost almond like notes with a hint of caramel, toffee, slight soy sauce, odd. Taste was a mix of soy sauce, vanilla, touch of almond, booze in there, finishing sweet.
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Beachwood LB; aroma was fruity and earthy, with some caramel. Flavor had the same elements. Powerful, but rather easy to drink.
AmEricanbrew (5664) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper color with ivory sheen. Caramel, holiday spice, light fruit aromas. Medium body. Holiday spice, caramel, toffee sweet spicy flavors----not bad.
DedicatedToFun (2334) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Again, nothing too crazy here, fresh on tap in long beach, very interesting taste with blends of different herbs and spices. okay.
GT2 (8283) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Beachwood thanks to DedicatedToFun. Pours a clear, red amber. Minimal foam. Nose is at first some odd funk and Brett which was confusing so I let it sit some more. Moved to something odd like DMS and something even savory like beef aus jus and Worcestershire sauce. Also orange marmalade on top of that beef. Strange. Taste is more like what I was expecting with cinnamon, candied nuts, mild hop content. Orange peel bitterness in finish. Strange aroma.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel and cinnamon aroma. Fruity malty spicy dark fruit, caramel and cinnamon flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Pours clear tawny with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is cinnamon, clove, cookie and caramel malt with dates and vanilla, light earthy hops. Flavor is malt forward with medium spices, dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ in Long Beach and I think that this beer is very well-crafted. This clear copperish pour has a nice malty flavor with hints of spice. For once, a winter warmer that isn’t a spice bomb. This was really well made.
BMan1113VR (7835) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a tan head. Aromas are of cinnamon, brown sugar, rich malt, raisins, low chocolate, grapenuts. Smells pretty tasty. Flavors are lightly spicy, bready, malty, cinnamon, anise. Great malt character, mild hop. Smooth, clean and well rounded. Fuller carbonation, medium body, smooth with well hidden alcohol.