Skyview (5172) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden copper amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that really sticks around with excellent lacing. Aroma of almond marzipan, a hint of cinnamon, allspice and caramel malt. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with more holiday spice flavors such as cinnamon, yeast, a touch of bread dough and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, quite smooth and a mild lingering yeast and spice aftertaste.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Adam! Pours a hazy amber with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has strong spice with a bit of a pine must and a sweet grain backbone. Flavor has sweet bread with Christmas spice with a bit of caramel.
arnold931 (523) - Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose is allspice and apple. Taste is mulled wine. Lots of alcohol.
tectactoe (1698) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Clear, beaming copper with a mild red tint all around it; foamy, semi-chunky white head settles slowly on top. Moderate lacing along the glass. Aroma is dominated with holiday spice. Notes of gingerbread cookie, allspice, cinnamon, clove, & sweet toffee. Underneath the spice, there are small hints of plums, dark fruit, baked bread, & mild notes of Belgian-y yeast... This might just be due to the clove, though. Taste is quite spicy. Lots of sharp ginger & allspice with cinnamon taking a small backseat. Toffee, earthy notes, burnt toast, plum esters, & thick yeast swarm around, leading into a slightly bitter finish with lingering kitchen spices on the palate. A decent spiced beer, but just a bit too ginger root heavy for my tastes. A little more sweetness or strength from other spices would’ve suited me better.
tvail4 (17) - - AUG 22, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
clove, amber, hazy, rocky head, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, light body, slick feel, average carbonation,
jcartamdg (1940) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a light brown with no head. Aroma of spices, sweet malt. Taste is spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice. Taste follows, is what’s advertised, loads of spice.
BrewMstr (85) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with white head. Spicy malt aroma and taste. Slight alcohol finish as well. Strong, malty, slightly sweet, probably a fall/winter drink.
gregwilsonstl (1068) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hello foam. Dark bronze. Dominant smell of red hots. Banana. Loads of cinnamon. Some ginger. I’d like to try this in a lighter ale. Too much strong ale base for me. Thanks Erin.
TXBadger (1342) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy deep amber color with cream colored head. Sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and some malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with spice. Nice.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours amber gold with a sudsy white head.
Aroma: Cinnamon, gingersnaps, cola.
Taste: Ginger snaps, earthy hops, toast.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Average carbonation.
Overall: This is obviously not an everyday drinking beer, but perfectly executed and delicious. I would have fun braising meat or baking sweets with this beer.
baraciisch (1807) - USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy burnt orange in color... Aroma of spices, ginger, allspice and cinnamon... Flavor is boozy, definitely a winter beer, alcohol notes throughout, spices, warm cider, whiskey, oak, peated malts... Interesting, decent beer
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