jcwattsrugger (10724) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-tan-mahogany. A-spice-nutmeg, dk fruit, pumpkin, med malt. T-spice-nutmeg, pumpkin, roasty/cocoa-med malt, spice.
Travlr (9819) - 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.
brokensail (9108) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light brown/dark amber pour with a khaki head. Big spice aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Sweet fruit esters, a nice toasted malt nose, and chocolate. The flavor has a touch of butter to it, unfortunately. Otherwise itís alright. Spicy notes of nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon. Some sweet dark fruit, chocolate, toast, and toffee.
BeerandBlues2 (8445) - 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.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear dark-amber pour with no head. Crazy spiciness in the aroma. Spice-rack blend of winter spices, toastiness and deep brown malts. Light to medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The flavor is well-balanced and spicy, like a gingerbread cookie. Short, crisp finish with minerals. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, 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.
jtclockwork (6218) - , 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.
drowland (5686) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/16/13. 750mL thanks to nulledge! Clear brown pour with a nice khaki head that lasts and laces plenty. Rich aroma with a big dose of caramel/butterscotch (in a good, enjoyable way) with some spice, possibly ginger, and some more spices, but not overwhelming in any way. Sweet caramel and butterscotch in the flavor as well with a slight spice kick and a hint of tea. Nice!
BBB63 (5601) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bought at the cigar city brewpub in tampa .. . pours out a slightly murky brown .. medium head, lacing .. . very winter warmer-esque .. dark fruit and spice, like an oatmeal raisin cookie .. . nice, but happy i shared the bottle .. . . earth to boring guy, .. living, living!