Ernest (6013) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially small, fizzy/frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium brown.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), with notes of brown sugar, cinnamon/allspice, ginger, clove, orange peel, etc.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean.
Medium body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Well, itís pretty much a mix of sugars and a ton of spices (which sadly ainít so nice)...whatever style it was attempting to be underneath is completely lost. The aroma isnít unpleasant, really, but itís just so overboard with spices that it becomes a novelty beer. Itís worse in the mouth, where the sticky, syrupy sugars wonít go away in the finish, nor will some minor dirty flavors. Almost impossible to enjoy in any way. The fourth (out of four) drain pour from Bonfire and thus the last thing I plan to ever try from this place.
ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe glass. Brown and hazy with an off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is full of spices (nutmeg, pumpkin, cinnamon) and bready malts. Similar flavor with an average body and a lingering finish. Not too shabby.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
12 oz can (excellent) pours opaque brown with a small white head. Definitely some cinnamon on the nose, with an added perk of diacetyl. Holy shit. Butter overpowers all of the special spices they threw in this beer. Leaves a gross, slick feeling in the mouth. Drain.
mfrato (99) - - DEC 1, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of bottle. Possibly the best winter seasonal out there. Pours a dark reddish brown. Aroma is rich nutmeg with a touch of cinnamon. Taste is almost spot on gingerbread cookies. Palate just lingers, Iím still tasting gingerbread. This is just a great slightly different take on the winter warmer.
boxofrane (1847) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours clear copper with a small white head. The aroma has sweet caramel and smoke. The taste is smoky and sweet with a bit of caramel. This is an interesting beer for the style
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber, with an odd aroma like malt syrup or molasses, and pumpernickel bread. Flavor was kinda the same but sweet and not as syrupy. Nice dark wheaty tones with a little bit of molasses, a touch of vanilla, and an earthy toffee bite. The palate is a little too unbalanced but I kinda enjoy the flavor.