Ratman197 (10196) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of caramel, spice and a hint of fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, spice and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth lingering spiced finish.
adnielsen (9460) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle @ Steve’s Super Bowl party. Thanks Armin! Pours a hazy deep orange appearance with a fizzy off white head. A lot of ginger in the spicy noise. Some caramel apple as well. Tangy and tart flavor. Slight celery / veggie note that may just be coming from the ginger. Cinnamon and vanilla too. Light bitterness. My last favorite NG beer in ages.
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear brown, off white head. This reminds me of a pumpkin beer minus the pumpkin. Spices, toffee, caramel. Tasty.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of AWISLguy and shared at a tasting, 10/6/14. Pours a clear amber with a large foamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of heavy spice, including cardamom, ginger, clove and some banana notes. The taste is banana bread, ginger, clove. Medium bodied, mild lingering spice.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
> 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
Dogbrick (8658) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a medium thin off-white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, spices and oak. Medium-bodied with flavors of gingerbread, caramel malt and oak. The finish is sweet with a cinnamon and ginger aftertaste. Above average overall.
shrubber85 (7947) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
crossovert (7878) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Seems based on the old winter warmer but miles better. Vanilla and spices elevate this brew.
Ughsmash (7181) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured clear lighter orange with a tall, dense, well-retained khaki head. The aroma picked up lots of cinnamon, ginger, and a kiss of licorice over softer bread and biscuity notes.. some warmth, and plenty of residual spices on the back of the nose. The flavor found more of the spices than anything else.. cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger over toffee and soft bready notes.. finished spicy and a bit hot. Medium-bodied with full, creamy carbonation.. more focused on the spicage than I was looking for, but it was aiight.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle: pours a clear deep amber golden with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a sweet cinnamon and allspice nose with some toasty caramel malts and noble hops. Body starts with good fullness and effervescent carbonation revealing a clean biscuity malty sweetness and good cinnamon spice balance with a touch of light fruity complexity in the finish. Has good balance of sweetness, bitterness and spices.