Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 18, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chestnut colour and muddy. The aroma is big vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Lots of spice on the palate, tastes a bit like ginger cake. Christmasy taste, but it also reminds me of pumpkin beer.
Beershine (5212) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, tan head. Spiced aroma cinnamon nutmeg smells like a pumpkin beer. It actually tastes like one, too, but it’s very thin. The flavors are nice, the spice is predominant flavor with the chalky tannins of cinnamon lingering on the palate, and its bitterness too, in a good way. If this beer had more malt backbone it would be really good and probably the best of the bunch at the time.