TheBeerGod (5870) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Gorgeous dark ruby-tinged copper. Tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel and light spice. Taste is caramel, earthy hops, toasted malt, soft spice, light nuttiness and soft hoppy bitterness. Body is medium with a soft, bubbly carbonation and mild stickiness. Ends with more toasted malt notes, chewy caramel, light spice and light, bitter hops.
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A typical winter ale in that it has notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, and pours a deep dark color with a mild head. Not to shabby.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
A little caramel and spice aromas. Bitter spice and fruit flavors. Overall a decent beer.
mcox90 (1833) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Cola like appearence with a one finger, creamy off white head. Typical winter warmer spicey scent. Cinnamon, nutmeg etc. A little bit of pine bitterness in the taste. Some dark malty sweetness. More spice. Moderate in body. Along the lines of Harpoons Winter Warmer, but sharper and more astringent. It was ok.
Dacrza (784) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Situation: Shark Tank Friday--the best hour of TV deserves a beer rating!
Glassware: Kisatsky’s Tavern pint...
Appearance: nice nut brown body; thick, creamy head reminiscent of a snow drift (three-finger crater-filled mound!)...
Aroma: vanilla, berry (?!), syrupy and sugary--a complex hodgepodge that cannot be verified as the beer glass drains...
Palate: warming--no abv on the label?! A turn-off--and then the beer finishes in a flourish of cough syrup...oh no...
Taste: oddly thick vanilla and syrup/nut taste--a bit too medicinal to be considered an attractive holiday option....
Overall: "Gnar-Gnar Lumpkin" sounds fun when you say it to your spouse aloud, but he sticks in your throat and nostrils like a liquid sasquatch; divulge the alcohol content, Cisco, and we may have reason to see past the muddle that is this beer’s body and flavor...not sure "cold, fresh, and wicked cool" isn’t longhand for Coors Heavy...
JK (5592) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown. Flavor of brown sugar and some caramel, with underlying spices, and perceivable, but very light hops, in addition to the very light spiciness. Very much a rich brown ale. Not bad.
badgerben (4777) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown color with a small head. Light malty aroma. Flavor of brown sugar. Moderate bitterness. Something that tastes like very dark caramel.
essjay (18) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2014 One of the worst beers I have ever tasted. Couldn’t finish the bottle. I can only call it medicinal, and not in a good way.
ben4321 (5398) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/6/13
Aroma: The nose is a bit fruity, with some spice, toasted malts, earth, and floral notes
Appearance: It pours a dark reddish color with a small, creamy off-white head and drippy lace
Flavor: The taste is spice and sweetness, in an odd, unbalanced mix that just doesn’t quite work
Palate: Medium bodied, it has a something unpleasant about the texture, with a lengthy, astringent finish
I wasn’t a bad fan of this one. It is a very nice looking beer, and the nose is decent enough as well, but there’s something unpleasant and unbalanced that kind of takes over the flavor and leaves a poor feel on the mouth. Bleh...
cheap (5112) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle. Smell is ok but a little volatile. Look is that of a darker beer. Taste is usual with these holiday spiced beer; rough, spicey and a little rude. Leaves a bit of astringent bitterness in the back of the throat and sice of the tongue. Nast nellie. Probably quite high on the alky level. Yes, an overall rudish beer. Not impressed. Wew. Good thing this has a little co2 or it would be a totally crappy beer experience.