Zodanga (26) - Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hmmm...heavy, thick, syrup, sweet in a spicy way...yet pretty smooth going down. Best in small sips. I’m not sure if I could drink more than one - it’s pretty strong stuff. Not for me.
hopdog (8796) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves (and I’m sure I’m missing a couple other spices in there), and on the fruity side. Closely reminded me of a stick of gum that’s been chewed on for a while. Tastes of the same. Spices are there in the tastes but not overpowering. Tastes like a spiced cake of some sort. Alcohol content well hidden. Lacing left on the glass.
Dorwart (2362) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great big head of very fine bubbles. The head lasted for quite awhile. Light carbonation. Fruity and spicy nose. Oranges, cinnamon, nutmeg, yeast and a little malty triple aroma. Color is a dark amber. Sweet and fruity flavor with a big alcohol kick. NICE. Warms and tingles as it goes down. Plenty of spices but they are subdued by the alcohol. Gingerbread flavor with some spiced apples. Finish is warming and spicy. A decent and very potent belgian ale. This could stand to age for a little while and hopefully some of the alcohol will mellow out a bit.
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark copper color with an off-white/ tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices. Tastes of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg with a bit of alcohol. This is an old bottle. Had this last year and it had a much hotter edge. Fabulous beer!
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle Pours a cloudy brown red. Very creamy tan head with good lacing and last well. Smells of spices and slightly fruity. Taste has a nice mix, a good bitter tang. A short but good after taste. This is a very good beer. I would rcommend it very much.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia ’05 Deep golden in color with a small white head. arom is fruity and spicey. Sweet,fruity and spicey flavor.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At the pub 12-10. A nice aromatic brew arrives in a goblet, spices,clove,nutmeg, cinnamon. A nice amber-red with a thick off white cinnamon head. Tast was nice very spicy. A quick snap of cinnamon maybe even some ginger combine with the nutmeg nicely and the alcohol is present but well masked. Palate was nice full and smooth though the spices linger. Overall this was very heartwarming.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Afterexile.
Hugely aromatic. I caught the aroma from a foot away. Bannana, spice and a lot of clove and pumpkin notes. Red/orange with a well formed two finger thick head. The fore is somewhat buble gummy...that sugar-free pink bubble gum your granny chews. LOTS of spice in the middle and finish. They emptied the whole spice cabinet into this. As one of those yahoos that overspices his food a tad I appreciate the effect. The nutmeg is the last flavor that lingers int he aftertaste and I find it very tasty. Very different, but also very familiar.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled Via trade with afterexile. Bright amber color with an ivory head that leaves heavy lacing. Right off the bat this beer smells a lot like pumpkin pie. Tons of cinnamon with notes of allspice, green tea, bubble gum and nutmeg. I spent about five minutes with this beer under my nose before I ever tasted it. My wife finally came into the room and announced she wasn’t going to smell it again and that I should just drink it already! The flavor is well...bold, to say the least. Nutmeg and cinnamon predominantly but there’s tons of other stuff going on in the way of bubble gum, dark fruits, allspice, grains of paradise(?) and maybe even coriander. Considerable alcohol warmth. Leaves a very spicy and peppery aftertaste. This is a great example of a beer you only need one of at a time. I actually find it amazing but it would probably take me 8 months to finish a six pack.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewtopia 11-12-05. Nose had fruit and spice. Head was tan and fizzy. Color was amber. Taste was all spices and maybe becuase it was so warm, It was not impressive.