wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a 12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a tasting glass.
Aroma: Sweet malts, and lots of spices! There’s definitely some ginger in this.
Appearance: Translucent yellow / orange.
Taste: Very nice, full of spice and a slight citrusy kiss.
Palate: Nice body, longer-than-short finish.
Overall: Had this beer at a tasting, and more than a few people weren’t too crazy about it. I really liked it though; it has a really nice spiciness that I enjoyed a lot.
Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a nice beer. lots of malts, kinda caramely as well. poured a dark amber with a white head that was quite thick. slightly thick mouth feel as well. Fairly smooth and easy to drink.
pauls_parade (340) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light-copper colored, with a slight amount of haze and a nice frothy off-white head that lingers. Bold malty aroma with notes of spice and a floral bouquet. Medium-full bodied, average carbonation, and a lingering finish. Emphasis on sweet and malty with nice balancing hop flavor. Doesn’t finish dry, but dry and bitter enough to balance the sweetness of the malt and invite another sip. Warm and inviting beer. Unique.
jackfrost9p (338) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent beer. Floral and hop aroma. Nice grassy or earthy aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable at 7.2abv. Nicely done.
Stevesie (336) - - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours golden amber; good, lingering head; nice lacing. Surprisingly pleasant mouthfeel despite the overall dominant maltiness. Subtle hint of weed, dirty finish. Solid ABV helps make this a solid winter beer.
DMLINAZ (332) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice hoppy aroma. Flavor starts with hops but instead of a hoppy punch finishes with a certain maltiness, breadiness. Enjoyable.
COMRADEJOSH (318) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral aroma with a carmely taste that uniquely has a hop bite. very warming on the palate better than the rest of other brands winter hop bombs.
ryrpat (310) - Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Solid winter ale. I like the lightness foot versus all the hes drier winter varieties. Has a bit of hopiness but great flavor for the season
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cblado (298) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice, crystal-clear goldenrod color, foamy, pearly head as well. Some lacing. Aroma is nice floral hops,some sweet banana as well. Flavor is very bitter hops with an alcohol backside. Not a very complex flavor, but strong. Palate feels a bit thin for a strong ale. Overall though, I enjoyed this.
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sweet, spicy and floral nose. Tases about the same, a bit grainy and sweet up front, but the weird spicy/floral hops do a good job of balancing the overall impression.