jstraw (1946) - 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 (1377) - North Carolina, 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 (10827) - , 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 (6447) - 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.
DialSquare (3399) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at hunahpu day í13. Limited notes: cinnamon sweet, brown sugar, spices, caramel, dark fruit. little too sweet for me. 6.8
pineypower (2735) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from CCB. Pours a dark brown color with a small white head. Aroma is of caramel, cinnamon, odd spice notes and some sweet vanilla. Taste is cocoa, cinnamon, allspice, tobacco, vanilla, light earthy soil, lots going on.
tricyclist (1044) - Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pint pour of dark brown with a khaki head. Nose is all spice and nuttiness... Loads of it. Some chocolate...flavor is all spices and some chocolate. Literally too much spice for me... by a long shot. This one isnít my favorite... Should almost be considered for herb/spice/vegetable...
50belair (2955) - Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at Chrisí pad. Clear brown pour with an off white head. Spice rack aromas. A little thin in the body. All kinds of spices infused in a very nice brown ale. Good carbonation.
AirForceHops (4512) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle from Total Wine, Naples FL. Deep brown color with some light brown around the edges. Nose is lots of spice. Cinnamon, ginger, all spice and roasted nuts. Taste isnít going to surprise you. Much like the nose with some raisin and chocolate malt. It reminds me of a Christmas spice cookie. The finish is spicy and sweet. Body is on the light side, with moderate carbonation. Its ok. Nothing to get excited about.
jredmond (6297) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Christine at Franks February 2013 tasting. Pours a deep murky brown body with thin oily lacing. Aroma is chock full of spices - reminds me immediately of a holiday / Christmas time brew - lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, pie, bread and light fruit. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cinnamon pie, crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamom, raisin bread and light fruit. A lot going all, but personally not my preference.