nimrod (73) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Shared 22oz. Pours dark copper with good head and nice lacing. Smells like Christmas - cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and sweet malt. Palate has a little carbonation but mostly slightly creamy malt. Taste is dominated by spices, some earth and resin, and sweet malt. I was surprised by this one. Good brew.
Fritz123 (1533) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in snifters. ours a deep brown with some head and mild lace. Aroma is caramel, spices, toffee, walnuts. Taste is nutty, caramel, toffee, winter spices, and cocoa. Medium light body. Easy to drink but packed full of flavors. Light booze for a WW style.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of malts, spices and toffee. Taste is cinnamon, ginger, malts and grains.
ttroha (468) - Americus, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Hop City Birmingham. Pours dark copper with a beige head. Aroma of malt, syrupy and lots of spices. Tastes of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla bean followed by hints of dark, tart fruits. After taste of vanilla and maple syrup. Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Goes down smooth. Very good beer.
SudsMcDuff (7509) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big blue bottle .. Low carbonation .. Toffee, copper, and mildly spiced Xmas cake .. Pretty tasty, reminds me of a bitter .. . . Drop the soap and get a free workout
jcr (2458) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Deep amber body with a frothy, beige head. Spicy aroma of cinnamon, all-spice, bread, toasted grain, caramel. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Aftertaste of spice and a bit of paper.
andylikesbeer (3) - - NOV 26, 2015 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
2015 vintage on tap at Tupelo Honey 10 oz pour into a thistle glass with no head space, so good thing Cold Mountain only had about 1/3 finger head. The aroma was instantly rewarding, a little bit floral adn a number of other things I couldn’t put my finger on at the time, I was intrigued to pin down what I was smelling. The flavors were incredible, still a little floral with clear spice, but still i was having trouble pinpointing them, and a little fruitiness. Complex for sure, balanced intricately in terms of subtlety, At the time I thoguht the fruitiness might be something in the direction of blueberry and later that evening I thought the floweriness was like lavender and the spices included very tiny mild bits of sage and thyme. I read the label after immediately buying a bottle and it says hazelnut, cranberry, raspberry, cinnamon and licorice. Of that what I tasted was raspberry and cinnamon. I bet the yeast created some other spice flavors because it seemed more complex than the ingredients belied.
geologyguy (1162) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty much no smell, but quite a medium bold flavor! Quite Nice spice...like nutmeg perhaps? Smooth finish...gets a touch more watery with time...but nice flavor...needs more smell though! Should be a 3+ if it had smell
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark Amber with a sizzling white foam. Aroma of spices and sweetness. Smooth flavor with notes of wheat , sweet caramel maltiness, and a slight bitterness. Not bad, not great.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy dark amber/copper color with a one finger beige head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Sporadic spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy, leathery malt aroma with an odd syrupy medicinal presence along with some dark fruit and heavy spices. Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla bean followed by cherry juice, plum and raspberry.
Medium bodied wih a dry, medicinal flavor along with a heavy vanilla and spice presence. Lots of dark fruit and sweet caramel malt sweetness with notes of hazelnut, toffee, raspberry, cherry juice and lots of vanilla. Floral/potpourri like with zesty cinnamon and clove spiciness. Really weird combination of flavors. Not bad but a few ounces was more than enough for me.
tia (1474) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from J Emerson. Copper with nice head and lacing. Smells like raisin bread and maybe a little like play doh. Very sweet, almost like cream soda. Creamy bodied, too. A little bitter/sour creeps in at the end.