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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
Gnar-Gnar Lumpkin, the shreddingist snowman this side of Nantucket Sound, likes nothing better than catching a wave on his board...a Cisco wave that is, cold, fresh, and wicked cool! Get mad shacked with the Shredder and have yourself a merry little winter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2013
A little caramel and spice aromas. Bitter spice and fruit flavors. Overall a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcox90 (1765) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 14, 2013
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dacrza (737) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 12, 2013
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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5410) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4722) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Dark brown color with a small head. Light malty aroma. Flavor of brown sugar. Moderate bitterness. Something that tastes like very dark caramel.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
essjay (18) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
ben4321 (5250) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2013
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
Overall Impression: 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...

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (4886) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubbleflubber (2114) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Deep amber pour into the glass, with a diminishing head that leaves little to no lacing. The nose is sweet, of cotton candy, and also vegetal at the same time. Flavors are somewhat dry and spicy, some herbs, cinnamon, beans and legumes present, all lingering with a basement dank bitterness that, at times, feels like a finish of perm (hair) solution. The mouthfeel is smooth and the body is medium-light, with appropriately light carbonation. I’m not sure how pleasant this combination is in deScription, but it somehow works itself out in the pull. There’s a lot going on here, and for true spice/herb/vegetable fans, this shouldn’t disappoint. For those of us that don’t necessarily use a juice maker for our veggies, it’s just ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puboflyons (2783) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 28, 2012
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The pour is a deep mahogany amber with pretty decent clarity and a small, but long lasting beige head. The aroma is of molasses, dark malts, coriander, and a little bready. The body is medium and smooth. The hops are more dominating in the flavor as the sweetness quickly evolves into a moderate bitterness and dry finish.

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