Naka (704) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep reddish brown with light brown head. Aroma is grainy brown sugar and some roasted barley. Flavor is grainy with some roasted notes. A good bitterness. A little sweetness creeps in at the end.
LilBeerDoctor (3422) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma of lots of spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, and allspice, bitter chocolate malt, light roasted malt. Flavor of lots of bitter chocolate, roasted malt, and wintery spices. Very nice winter ale- sturdy chocolate malt backbone and fairly heavy spicing.
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Dark Brownish Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, No Lacing
S: Cinnamon, Allspice, Nutmeg, Mild Vanilla, Mild Chocolate Malts
T: Chocolate Malts, Nutmeg, Mild Vanilla, Mild Cinnamon, Mild Oranges???
M: Mediocre Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Semi Spicy, Mildly Drying
Overall, under carbonated like my last beer but a really weird but different flavor blend, interesting for a winter beer.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4843) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2011 Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a small tan head that left some lacing. The aroma was Dr. Peper, anise and nutmeg. The flavor was malty and roasty with notes of coffee, cocoa, licorice and Dr. Pepper. The finish was long, dry, roasty and spicy. Medium body. Ok.
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at the brewpub. Struggled with this one. Pours a darker mahogany-black. Aromas give away the intense spice burden. Flavors wade through murk and mire. The stout body is absent and this beer misses both a good hearty texture and really solid, satisfying charred, toasted, roasted, and dark roast characters. Then, the spices bowls over with a candied or mulled sensation that just edges over gimicky. Tough to finish, unfortunately.