nimbleprop (3872) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
750ml bottle pours a clear, dark brown with some clumpy, off white head. Big spiced nose, ginger, nutmeg, clove, some malt. Flavor is overly sweet and too spiced, clove, ginger, almost artificial tasting. Full, sickly finish.
GT2 (7034) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 16, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
750mL thanks to nmann08. Pours a clear, deep ruby looking black in the glass. Decent foam. Nose is very rancid diacetyl, one of the worst Iíve encountered. Spoiled dairy abounds while some pumpernickel bread and pumpkin spice try to come through as the intended. In taste there is brown sugar, whole grain crust, typical CCB lemon acid, pumpernickel. Palate is slick, rancid old dairy. An extreme case of diacetyl.
Chipalsa (1265) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a unique take on a brown ale - all the nuttiness was there in the aroma but with lots of seasoned salt and what I thought was oregano. Luckily the flavor isnít potent with any of these - just some light all-spice and stale chocolate with a dry roasty finish. If this beer is supposed to be art.. it needs to be stronger. And barrel aged.
OmegaX (1132) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite brown ale but not bad. Aroma is big raw spices, some toasted malt, and light chocolate. The spices come through surprisingly heavy. Flavor is dominated by spices but not overbearing. Roasted malt and some breadiness are in the background. OK I guess.
BeerandBlues2 (8458) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by Nate. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy spices, dates and figs with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt and spice dominant, dark fruits, no hops and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Travlr (9838) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of Nate, thank you sir! Hazy brown color, bright beige edge head. Aroma of spice laced brownies. Taste is Christamas and egg nog spices and chocolate brownie mix.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, dark red-mahogany with big, foamy, fine-bubble, tan head, some legs / Fruity, spicy nose of chocolate, baking & exotic spice / Light to medium body, fruity, sweet, lively carbonation, not very hoppy but maintains a nice balance for this summer quaffer / Flavors of semisweet chocolate, plum, coconut, cream, hazelnut, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, allspice, cardamom / Not a heavyweight, but clearly not designed to be. Has a fun, cocktail quality, for sitting on the veranda, preferably in Florida, on a summer day.
kbutler1 (1324) - Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark chestnut brown color with a light tan head. The aroma is cinnamon, pumpkin, chocolate, and roast. Medium mouthfeel. The taste starts with slightly sweet with notes of dark fruit, cinnamon, and maybe some pepper. Itís ok. Ends with a lingering vegetable type flavor. Not the biggest fan but decent. Iím not a huge spice beer fan so take my review with a grain of salt.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with tan head. Nose and taste of all spice, hot cinnamon, cardamom, malt, nutmeg, roast pumpkin, squash, mint leaves and mixed spices. A bit too spice forward. Medium body.
BBB63 (5603) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via Hopscotch and served in my Duvel snifter: Pours a medium brown with some reddish highlights topped by a fading off-white head and spotty lace. Heavy spices on the nose of brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger... sort of like a "pumpkin ale". Moderate roasted, tobacco and bready brown malts as well with a hint of piney hops. The taste is more of the same, heavy spices over a semi-sweet brown malt base with just a hint of herbal and piney hop bitterness. The mouth feel is smooth and ashy. The 1st glass was nice but really this is beer to be shared since the spice notes become too much after awhile. Good thing is it is lower in alcohol so more of a session drinker if not for the spices.