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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2008
bottle courtesy beerland: pours a dark caramel brown good sized tan head sit atop. aroma is a sweet honey, spicey, odd caramel malt. flavour is a great sweet spice, honey, good caramel, some good floral hops also.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2640) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Brownish red pour with big carbonation and a thick tan head. Sweet caramel hoppy aroma. Fig, prune, dark fruit, caramel taste. Finishes kind of sweet. What a crazy blend of tastes and by and large the strangest beer at our tasting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Courtesy Beerlando. Pours a cloudy dark maroon, with a small light tan head. Smells of big spice, some sour acidic fruit, clove, and even some mint. Ginger comes to mind as well. The flavor was very earthy, big on that ginger, with lots of funked out fruits, and malts abound. Very weird and unique brew. Tons of different flavors seemed to be blended together here. Definitely interesting, but not really my thing.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
Throwdown. Spicy and floral aroma with ginger, and perhaps gardenia. Sweet and spicy, with caramel and bread, a touch tart. Really characterful and fun. Would love to get more of this!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
poured a dark brown with a creamy head sweet malty aroma of spice and fruits slightly alchohol very well balanced. thanks to all at the orlando throwdown

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stine (1574) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 31, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2008 Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Misty mahagony body. Floral, spicy, apple and perfume aroma; orange peel, fennel seed, anise. Some pear and honey sweetness; lively, and carefully complex. Spiced chardonnay dry-sweet flavor; soft bit of floral spice, anise, brown sugar and cinnamon malts; flutters back and forth between this crisp floral character and a warm, doughy sweetness, which in light of all this firm spice character seems like gingerbread cookie dough. Pillowy silk mouthfeel; an easy balance of briskness and density recalling the best belgian examples; finishes with some brown sweetness of nutmeg and malt, somewhat dry and drawing out slowly. Regally balanced, a conspicuously, unmistakeably sophisticated offering; clean, vaporous, and slyly evocative. Thanks Ken!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2008
Courtesy of kmweaver. Hazy dark amber body with a medium light tan head. Big herbal nose with lots of spicy hops, some toffee, dark fruit and anise. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter with toffee, raisins, herbs, flowers and cookie dough. Medium body is very soft with moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 30, 2008
(750ml bottle, thanks kmweaver) Large beige head atop hazy dark brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, white wine, dusky, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, flower, nutmeg, allspice, some alcohol, caramel, peach. Medium-full body, some stickiness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 30, 2008
750mL bottle, 2007 vintage, courtesy of Glouglouburp. Thanks, Dany! Pours a dark, clear bold ruby-wooden color; thin, light-tan head with patchy medium-bubbled lacing. Very pleasant aroma, showing cherry cola, spices, and warm apple pie; nice demonstration of soft spicing and cola; a soft red-wine / vinous note. Good levels of carbonation. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: cherry cola, soft brown sugar and clove and spices; intricate spicing; good levels of acidity and citrus bitterness; nicely composed, unique beer. Lengthy finish: breadiness and solid yeast notes, lingering spice and cloves and pepper.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2008
Dark reddish gold color with an off white head. The aroma is quite spicy with sweet malt and pumpkin pie spices (minus the pumpkin). A certain wine character is also present that adds depth to the overall experience of this beer. Flavor is very representative of its aroma but with a hint of bitterness on the finish that balances with the sweetness of the malt and the beer’s spiciness. Excellent, I am glad to have tried this rare treat!

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