Cakes (414) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle.
It is nearly Memorial Day, and I am drinking this winter seasonal from a variety pack that I just picked up from a busy beer distributor this week? Go figure. I love the nose on this beer, what an an interesting mix of spices. But maybe it is old, and that is why it tastes a bit watery? i would like to try this on tap at the brewpub- in December and see how it performs then.
r464 (2292) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of dark fruit and malt. Spices, raisin, cherry, caramel. Not too strong, though. Overall not bad for a winter seasonal type of beer.
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had at the source, received in a pint glass.
3.5 A: It’s dark in here, but I think it’s a clear light brown color. Two fingers of creamy tan head. Average retention and a few wisps of lacing are left.
4.0 S: An almost musty sweet nuttiness. Sweet brown sugar with plenty of toastiness and maple syrup.
3.75 T: All of the above flavors but in different proportions. Less sweet than the nose with reasonable complexity.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Bity carbonation with moderate creaminess.
3.75 D: I’m a sucker for brown ales and the maple syrup thing does a good job drawing me in.
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jsporrer (740) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle. Pours a semi-clear mahogany with a thin tan ring. Sweet toffee and roasted malt aroma. Light carbonation. Tastes of caramel, toffee, and candy corn. Smooth, light, and refreshing. Flavors aren’t very bold but not overly sweet either. Similar to a light Dunkel. Not great but not bad.
BrettTaylor (738) - Radford, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Brian - thanks! Pours a clear reddish brown with 1 finger white head. Aroma and taste full of nut notes as advertised. Nice caramel notes present as well.
Lightrider (344) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a thick malt. Taste is a crisp bitter malt. Finish is clean and warm and dry.
60minuteman (1355) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, some suds. Spice, tree, caramel, molasses, burnt malt. Flavor is the same. A good Christmas blend without being too in your face malty like so many are. A bit minty/herbal in the finish. Nutty too.
BeerdedDave (1373) - Beckley, USA - JAN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
reddish-brown color; spicy aroma - cinnamon and gingerbread; spicy, malty flavor with notes of cinnamon, caramel, mollasses, and gingerbread; dry, spicy, semi-bitter finish
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle. Poured a brown color with an off white head. This one, for me, was all about the spices. Caramel and some nuttiness in there too, but way too much spices for me.
MadRobin (2828) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 12 oz. bottle.
Opaque black-brown with a small khaki head and very good lacing.
Aroma of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla cola and nutmeg.
Taste of nuts, caramel, cinnamon, vanilla, cola, chocolate and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium/high carbonization.
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Patrickctenchi (6090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, red-brown with a small beige head.
Nutty, caramel aroma....light nutmeg.
Taste is a little cola, caramel malt, nuts.
Rich, creamy, nutty...
Very pleasant and sweet.