xyzbeverage (1) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2011
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Incredible Ale! I have had the opportunity to try every release of this beer, and I believe this to be the best-of-the-best!
MadRobin (1589) - Silver Spring, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in Alexandria, VA.
Clear, coppery dark orange with a pale khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of toffee, toasted malt, raisins, nuts, strawberry and mild earthy hops.
Taste of toffee, toasted malt, raisins, nuts, strawberry and mild earthy hops.
Medium/full body and medium/low carbonization.
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jcnielsen (1634) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Pours a golden color with white head. Spicy, vanilla, malty, cream soda flavors. Tasty!
Thewade (260) - USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber color. Slightly sweet finish. Roasted Marshmellows. Nice winter, session beer. Easy to drink. nice brew
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap without Beau. Hazy dark orange appearance with a tan head. Some spicy hops. Light pine. Big vanilla cream soda flavor. OK.
Enwiebe (38) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/26/14. Bomber bottled 11/13. Poured dark copper with a one finger head that disapated in about 15. Mild spicy nose with hints of malt and hop. Thin mouth with a nice spicy mix. A different spice profile than most winter ales.
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BeerdedDave (84) - - JAN 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap; red color; sweet malt, caramel, and cinnamon aroma; medium-bodied; caramel malt with spice notes of cinnamon and nutmeg; very smooth and easy drinking
rdixon77 (409) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber. Malt, clove, nutmeg, fruit on the nose. Sweetness and hops add to the overall winter spices and malt. Medium bodied and nice.
jredmond (4846) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Trappeze Pub with Linh, Scarlett and Dad. Pours a light amber body with light lacing. Aroma is full of spice and sweet malt, and nothing else really. Mouthfeel is medium to light, somewhat dull with not a lot of flavor jumping out. Some muted hop character in the back, covered by lots of spice, malt, bread and toast
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In draft at Trio in Kill Devil Hills NC. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose with a touch of fruity hop notes. Flavors of cocoa and cloves. Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
DrinkinWell (123) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Even though I prefer the 2011 batch of CMWA, I still love this beer. Pours dark, translucent amber with light head and minimal lacing. Aromas of cinnamon, subtle nutmeg and honey. Slight hoppiness balanced by sweet notes of chocolate and vanilla. A great winter ale!