jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-lt tan head with trailing lace-copper. A-roasty med malt-cocoa. T-roasty med malt-cocoa, 2nd earthy hops.
hopdog (8241) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Deep amber, bordering on brown, with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spice (definitely cinnamon & ginger). Tastes of spice, floral hops, and some earth. Definitely a spice beer.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Craft Ale. Pours hazy deep brown with 1-finger splotchy khaki head. Nose is vienna malty, earthy, with brown sugar, x-mas spice, and hops. Tastes spicy, nutmeggy, and very hoppy, with a pronounced malt flavor. Reminds me of a 33/33/33/ mix of scotch ale, X-mas ale, and Simcoe IPA, and that combo works significantly better than I thought it would.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at TJ’s: Aroma of malt and a slight hint of spices. Poured amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head, that diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Lightly sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, cinnamon, spices, and nutmeg. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Malt, spice, cinnamon finish is dry.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at the Rivertowne Pub in Irwin this beer poured a very dark brown color with a small beige head that faded quickly. The aroma was dryish and nutty with a faint vague spicy undertone. The flavor was dryish and nutty with notes of caramel, vague spices, faint floral hosp and a bit of tobacco. The finish was long and dryish with some caramel, molasses and spice lingering. Medium body.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the 1 for the road. Nearl dark and cloudy brown, looks like a dark hefe. No real apparent aroma, just muted and clean. First taste is weird and unique initial flavors of leather and perhaps silly vanilla. Odd spices in there fer sure; don’t know how to describe it. No co2 in this stuff. YEs, particular spices are upfront here. Somewhat medicinal on the finish but personality never really goes over the top.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This poured a murky medium brown color with an off white head. Aroma was of Nuts, light spices and toasted malts. Flavor was nutty, brown mlats, lightly toasted and a pleasant amount of spices, not overpowering. A bit of a surprise.
Nate (3451) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Dusty grain, roasted barley, chocolate, and mild spices. Much like a brown ale in nose. Dark coppery brown clear but with some haze, topped with creamy light tan lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts medium dry with lots of roast, nutty and spicy bitterness. Some malty chocolate sweetness and light spicy character. Medium bitter hop finish with lasting bitter after.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amber-red with a beige head. This one smells faintly of cinnamon, but mostly caramel and sweet cereal. The taste is not very spicy, mostly a slightly sweet brown. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t particularly interesting.
LinusStick (2701) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a decent little Christmas beer and probably one of my favorites from this local brewery. Aroma was nice and spicy. Pine, cinnamon and lightly roasted malt. Pour was a medium brown with a few rising bubbles and an off white film for a head. Taste was nice and Christmasy. The spice level was just right. Cinnamon, vanilla and slightly peppery with a sweet malty backbone. the beer could be a little fuller, instead it was pretty thin and the finish was too quick. Either way a good holiday beer that I may include in my list of beers I will serve on Christmas day.