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Our heady Spiced Ale summons escape from the ordinary. Lavish English and Wisconsin Malts slow brewed caramel goodness into this beefy bronze Strong Ale registering 20 degrees Plato O.G. Aged on Oak in the Open Top Cellar so that Cassia Cinnamon, Ginger and Allspice could be carefully hand stirred into the velvety Toffee notes of this aromatic Spiced Ale. 100% Naturally Bottle fermented to warm the chill from your soul.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Pours a reddish copper with a good sized light tan head. Nose is apples and spices. Thick viscosity and creamy feel on the palate. Taste is of sweet malts, nutmeg, ginger and caramel with a very light touch of hops. An excellent ale. Pairs well with smoked cheese or salmon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
> Spiced carrot cake, heavy cinnamon malty amber ale

[ Bottle ][ 12oz ][ TheEpeeist ][ Bonus ][ Tired Hands Stemware ][ 7.12.14 ]
>> Pours clear red amber, medium off-white head. Spotty lace. Awesome nose of carrot cake, cinnamon frosting, rum soaked biscotti, nutmeg. Taste is spiced cake, dusty, malty, sweet tea. A tad tannic and too dusty for me. Not bad.

>!< dusty, tea

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (7746) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle. Nutmeg, cinnamon ginger and toffee malt aroma - nutmeg is most dominate spice. Amber with large off-white head. Strong spicy toffee malt flavor - no one spice dominates in the flavor though. Not bad - just like the typical pumpkin beer without the pumpkin.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2014
Reddish brown with a decent sized pale head. Aroma is cinnamon, allspice, vanilla. Medium bodied, spiced on the palate. Flavours are clove, ginger, allspice, caramel. Nicey spicey.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwoodward (567) - - JUN 28, 2014
From a bottle. Not my thing. The base beer is solid, but I wasn’t a fan of the spiced

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
574deadzone (1057) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours a sultry deep amber with a thicker khaki head that settles to a thick ring and film, leaving some foamy, spotty lace around the edges. Nose involves baked apple, Tennessee whiskey, a melange of spices, some peppery zesty stuff along with some darker, caramelized stuff, hints of maple, some booze. Pretty sweet, fairly bitter, a touch tart. Fuller bodied, quite active carb, some oiliness, finishing long and dry with spices and toasted malt. Really refreshing for such a big beer, making it dangerous. Probably should be a sipper, but it’s quite easy drinking. Nice complexity and spice integration. Excellent weird brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 25, 2014
12 oz bottle from Hilltop Brewery (New Glarus, WI). Pours a nice deeper orange copper hue, gentle haze, healthy reddish glow trails out to that copper fire, decent carbonation with tannish bubbly layer of head atop, mellow lacing as it settles with decent lacing. Aromas are decent ginger, touches of allspice and cinnamon. A bit of carmelization, some biscuit and gentle toastiness. Mellow sweetness, touches of gentle caramel, a bit of oakiness and mellow tannic vanilla. The spice element is present but not overdone. Initial is medium bodied, some candied oranges and citrus rind up front, orange, caramel and toastiness. Carmelized with candied ginger, a bit of coolness. The middle is sweeter, that body ups the ante a bit with toffee, biscuits and caramel. Firmer spiciness, cinnamon and allspice, faint mace meets some decent oak and vanilla, touches of gentle sweetness but nothing overdone. A bit dry and spicy into the backend. This beer really runs the gambit well, nicer rich orange, cinnamon and ginger. A bit sweet at times but reeled in and back on pace with some dryness, toast, and firmer spicy finish that allows the beer’s namesake to do some work and spread it’s wings. This really actually works quite well, expertly crafted for a difficult and probably frequently overdone "style". Nice Wintery feel without being thick or cloying. Nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3814) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle: Pours pale, copper-amber with a thick, light tan head. Caramel, cinnamon and ginger aroma. Taste is richly toffee, vanilla, ginger, cinnamon. Very sweet and soft...malty, sticky. A ton of flavour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
notalush (4914) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Hazy brigh orange - soapy lace - aroma of orange peel, ginger, vanilla, oak, toffee, overripe apples - soft carbonation - flavors of vanilla, toffee - fairly sweet at first, then some tartness and a prominent acidity - that’s when the spices kick in - strong ginger and cinnamon, some notes of orange - spicy, moderately acidic finish - interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hair6a11 (1367) - Illinois, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky medium golden / amber with a frothy / fluffy off white head into this glass. The nose is heavy pie spice, caramel ,sweetbread, toffee notes, with a grassy hop presence here as well. The flavor profile is sharp hop bitter, moving to breaded pudding, allspice dominance, more grassy undertones, caramel presence, and light cinnamon. Well - It isn’t bad. It isn’t something I would pick up again, however.


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