philipmeese (81) - Rowayton, Connecticut, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours amber with a thin, quickly fading head. Aromas of caramel, toast. Initial flavor tangy, salty buoyed by a healthy carbonation. Aftertaste evolves nicely. This one’s for sipping by the fire.
blklab2007 (1863) - Connecticut, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the brewery. Pour has an amber color and a thin off white head. Aroma has spices, grains, and malt. Mouth feel is medium and good carbonation. Flavor has spices, snappy grains, and malt.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on the first day of winter. Pours a clear copper with a medium to large sized white head. Malt and a touch of spice on the nose. Medium bodied, a bit of sweetness, malt, a touch of spice. Warming into the finish, smooth and malty. Very easy drinking.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/6/14. Noles need to get it together right now. 12oz bottle thanks to JBVatkeens. Almost clear amber pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Mild aroma, malty, light bready and biscuit notes, subtle spice. Light, but nice. I hate spice bombs. Malty flavor, toasted caramel, bread, biscuit, subtle spice, lingers a touch. Mild, but not bad at all.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home via trade with pineypower. Thanks so much! Pours a dark rust orange appearance with a foamy, cream colored head. Very spicy, pear/apple, chewy, toasty malty aroma. A bit thin. Cinnamon, apple, toasted malty, light caramel, a bit smoky, light citrusy flavor. Not my favorite but a cool beer.
vtafro (2331) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Spices and malt aromas. Malt , rye, light toasted flavors along with some lighter fruit tones.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an attractive amber color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of gingerbread, cinnamon, caramel, toffee, light dried fruit. Taste is much the same, decent balance of spices, brown sugar, cinnamon, spice cookie, toffee and some light bitterness in there also.
dmac (3701) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle via 6pack from the brewery during the Rosso release. Poured a clear deep orange/amber with an average sized foamy super light beige head. Aroma is spicy and nutty at first, brown bread, cinnamon and chocolate. Thinner bodied with average carbonation and a watery mouthfeel. Flavor of light winter spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, medium toast, light touch of nuts. Solid enough to drink a few during the Christmas season while hanging out with family and friends (assuming you have either).
Slipstream (1924) - USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Attractive label with some traditional touches. Very dark amber pour. The aroma is fairly flat to start, with some pineapple muffin and yeast. The flavor is mellow and sweet - dark bread with light spices, maybe some coriander, ginger, or pepper. The aroma and flavor open up as it breathes. Not the best dubbel, but a good brew.
williamherbert (1198) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toffee, spices, cinnamon. Almost smells like new snow. Heavy nutmeg.
The appearance is clear but thick carrot orange. Healthy carbonation.
Sugary flavors, primarily. The spices are primarily of the nutty variety. Too sweet, but the nuts help it out. Hints of cherry.
Dry feel. Dry all around really. There is a very good beer hiding in there somewhere, it’s just not quite there yet.