Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice beer. This brew would be cool to age in rum barrels. Warms my tummy.
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nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bottled 3rd week of Nov 2011. Unclouded, deep mahogany with a lasting film of small creamy bubbles. Aroma of clove, banana, dark fruit, dark toffee, light alcohol, and a mixture of earthy spices. Taste is spiced plum, prune, clove, and dark chocolate-covered banana. Lots of earthy spice, but its a good blend, as none are too prominent. They chop down the big malt flavors a bit, to provide an earthy-woodsy finish that is fairly balanced. Medium-heavy body is smooth, sweet, and lightly astringent on the tongue from the spice, and has just a touch of warming alcohol. Nice holiday sipper, even in July.
cbfobes (2103) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters in Madison, pours a murky brown with an off white head and some lacing in the glass, the aroma is full of spices, almost smells like a Christmas candle, the flavor has a ton of spices on the front end with a finish of dark fruit and sweentess, not a hint of booze at all, dangerously smooth.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours gingerbread brown with a nose of gingerbread, pumpkin, and cinammon. Flavor tags along. Slick on the tongue. GREAT seasonal.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2012 Bottle from Valley Farm Market. Nice spiced nose. Lots of nutmeg and cinnamon. Full bodied. Somewhat smooth and creamy feeling. Roasty malt and strong spices. Alcohol is well hidden. Very nice spiced beer. 2011 bottle. Brew in October.
Patrickctenchi (2902) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber with tan head, not much lace.
Aroma is Cloves, Nutmeg...Flavour is the same, cinnamon also,,,VERY sweet. You can almost feel the individual grains of sugar. Itís a Christmas cookie in a glass. Grows a little boozy as it warms....2011 Edition is rated 9.5ABV, but it comes across leaner than that even warm....well hidden. A Nice winter special.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is cinnamon and spice. Malty with a caramel and nut flavor in conjunction with sweetness and spice. A touch of hops in the finish. Strong and full bodied.
Suttree (4867) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I knew exactly what was getting into as soon as took the first whiff. Is it sweet? yes, it is. Is it heavy? Yes, it is that, also. Does it become cloying and undrinkable about halfway through the bottle? Why, yes, yes it does. It does smells nice, however.
julieimagery (182) - Coconut creek, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2012 One of the best smelling beers Iíve had, itís very tasty and thick with tons of spices. It tastes like they shoved pumpkin pie and gingerbread cookies in a beer form. The honey isnít too prominent but I do agree it balances the malt taste and makes for a very smooth feel on the tongue (especially on the finish). The alcohol is masked perfectly where it isnít overwhelming. I would buy it again if I want a very "pumpkin spicy" type beer.
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass.
3.0 A: Lightly hazed dark orange amber color. Just half a finger of frothy beige head that fell quickly, leaving no lacing.
4.0 S: Very nice mix of spices. Nutmeg stands out the most, followed by cinnamon and honey. Clove adds that extra something to really make this a great spice blend. Orange is somewhere underneath. Malts give a pleasant caramel aromas. Quite clean overall.
4.5 T: I didnít expect a lot from a brewery that Iíve never heard of, but it appears that this is a sleeper. I have to say this is the best winter warmer Iíve had this year. Spices follow the nose and as an added bonus, the cinnamon isnít strong enough to add that goofy flavor that cinnamon tends to add. Caramel maltiness with a slight graininess. Again, quite clean allowing the malts and spices to do their thing.
4.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Very creamy given the body. Super smooth.
4.5 D: Iím going to have to look for this next year. I only wish I drank this a few weeks ago when I first bought it so I could buy some more. Very good example of the style.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-03-2012 21:58:37