arminjewell (8679) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour on tap at HopCat, clear reddish pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, trash, some earth into a bit of slight red fruit, touch of grain into lots of cinnamon and clove. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, lots of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg into some red fruits, touch of earth, finishing sweet, spicy.
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown. Aroma of toast, but as it warms you can pick up some gingerbread. Small tan head. Flavor of toast and caramel. Solid, but not exciting.
drdisque (657) - Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle poured in a bulb shaker. Pours slightly cloudy ruddy red. Aroma is sort of like Vanilla Ice Cream. Initial flavor is sweet with ginger and cinnamon spice. Finish is more rough with some unrefined malt notes. Thin mouthfeel. Good concept but lacking in fit and finish.
firstsip (718) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Murky red. No head or lace. Mild nose of Christmas spices. This beer... doesn’t match it’s description at all. However, it’s pleasantly sour (almost like a Flanders red) with the mildest hint of spicing.
lukedarock (245) - Howell, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is there but faint, the rest of this beer is missing, it’s on the brink with a little tinkering
Motobashi (106) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a dirty red with minimal head and light carbonation. Faint caramel notes. Very light hint of spice. Nice, spicy flavour. Not overly bitter up front but a bit more bitterness on the finish. Moderately long. Light bodied and a bit of an oily texture. Overall fair. Not something I would go out of my way for a second of. But enjoyable.
gilvanblight (819) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear rust brown, pour with very little head. Nice scent. Spicy. As in spices. Nice and warming and easy to drink.
superspak (3512) - Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/18/2013. Pours moderately hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, bread, light cinnamon, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of malt, spice, and yeast ester notes; with decent strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown bread, raisin, plum, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and robustness of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice winter warmer style. Good balance and robustness of malt, spice, and fruity ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
b3shine (6785) - Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft to taster. Looks subpar; a transparent copper with no real carbonation or lacing. Smells of bland malt. Tastes like it smells with a bit more flavor. Average (at best) on the palate. Unimpressive.
kgr132 (1) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at local pub. Clear. Reddish brown color with little head. Aroma hinted at spice but still led with the malt. Flavor was as expected for a lightly spiced brown ale. Very drinkable, although nothing special.