italianjohn (2448) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper pour with a big off white head ..... Aroma of ginger, oak, cinnamon, caramel malts and toffee ..... Taste is of dry oak, spicy ginger, allspice, cinnamon and a nice earthy feel .... Caramel malts and toffee are evident ..... Has a lingering dry wood melded with a spicy bite on the tongue ... Very enjoyable
kaser (3793) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish or dark orange pour from 12oz bottle at home. White sticky head. Smells like spicy apple cider. Spicy fruit, tart, berry, and tasty.
commonshawn (607) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from rosskyle. Light copper with thick bubbly white head. Really nice spice aroma that features dark spice. Soft resin and light hop with well balanced spice throughout. Finishes fast and clean for a spice beer. A little bit of funk as well. Pretty good.
rosskyle (126) - - MAR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy bronze color. Smells like an mix of a Belgian ale with a hint of Apple. Not very spicy. Reminds me of a Trappist.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
JK (4861) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown color, lacing head that mostly fades quickly. Aroma has a fair amount of clove and cinnamon. Flavor is kind of a mess; boozy, sweet brown sugar and light spice, but the hops are in there too. It reminds me of a barleywine. I wasn’t crazy about this beer.
ARH (777) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2015 12oz bottle, poured into a belgian tulip glass. Toffee is the initial aroma picked up, followed by a quickly rising then fading roasted note. Aromas of citrus, faint cake batter, and cinnamon and allspice come through in a second wave with a note of ginger that?s hidden in there. It?s aroma is mostly caramel by the end, with hints of wood. It?s a murky, yet effervescent orange-copper with a big, foamy, off-white head that reduces to foamy, soapy, and thick ring with large creamy island hoovering around the fuzzy surface, and a good, dense sheet lace along the glass. The taste is a balanced medium bitter and medium sweet. It?s creamy with a prickly carbonation, and a full body with notes of caramel, cinnamon, oranges, allspice, and ginger as it warms. There?s a warm alcohol note and juicy, sweet zest at the finish which quickly turns spicy and oaky with alcohol warmth. It?s crisp and leaves an aftertaste that?s a little dry, slightly astringent, and lingers with spiced apples, bread crust, and oak.
Lukaduke (2566) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to adnielsen ! Pours a rich amber color with two fingers of eggshell foam. Nose is warm spiced fruitcake, hint of banana, and some soft toasted malt and caramel. Palate is bready and soft. Nice layers of spice mingle with some toasted sweet malt, composted fruit and a tight little bitterness on the backend.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear caramel brown. Sweet rich aroma of cinnamon dried cherries and spice cake. Layered complex taste, hot at the finish. Caramel, almond, just sweet enough without being cloying. Pine needle at the finish. Bitter aftertaste. Body is perfect combination of sweet richness and just enough carbonation for balance. this is just terrific, perfect Winter Ale. Great work
jackl (5486) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Three Notch’d Tasting. Amber pour with a small head. Pretty spicy. Some ginger and nutmeg. Stewed apple and pear. Taste is a nice balance of spicy and sweet. Some bready malt and toffee. More apple. Medium body, soft carb. Forgettable.
TH28 (213) - - NOV 22, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Appearance is deep golden with a hint of orange, clear, with a thick white head. Aroma is an intense mix of oak, vanilla, citrus, cinnamon, ginger, and caramel. Taste starts with rich caramel and toffee and gives way to a woody, oak flavor with the addition of vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with a moderate carbonation and a strong alcohol warming. Finishes dry, with a lingering oak and vanilla flavor.