hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... Murky caramel-colored ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, white head. Good retention. Spicy, fruity, mildly acidic aroma – estery and phenolic and a bit funked out. Medium-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is sweet, spicy, herbal and also a touch acidic. Finishes crisp, tangy and spicy, but winds up minerally and bland. Thanks go out to jtclockwork for providing the bottle!
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours deep brownish ruby, clear, with a nice uniform well retained off-white head. Nose is malty, spicy, herby, with some brown sugar, nutmeggy, and mild berry notes. Tastes malty, with some brown sugary and syrupy notes, a bit of earthy yeast, and some X-mas spice.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of bready malt, clove, cinnamon and spice. Some light sourness in finish. Lightish body.
phaleslu (5174) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from michael-pollack- thanks again, Pollack! Pours an orange-amber that is cloudy in the middle with a small off-white head. Aroma of fruity funk (grapes, raisins, and apples mostly), nutmeg, caramel malts, ginger, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Flavor of the same fruity, funky notes, along with nutmeg, cinnamon, vegetal notes, sweet bready malts, and caramel. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, funky mouthfeel. This wasn’t quite what I expected but it was pretty interesting and tasty.
arminjewell (5145) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear reddish brown with thin off white head, aroma has notes of some vegetal, ginger, cinnamon, some caramel, dark fruit, and toffee. Taste is a bit odd, but has notes of spice with ginger, clove, and cinnamon, some vegetal notes, almost pumpkin like, with a sweet finish. Not bad, but seems a bit off.
egajdzis (5116) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown amber color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some nuts, light spices, brown sugar, and faint floral hops. Taste of light citrus, caramel, spices, vanilla, and a semi-sweet finish.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of fruit cake and honey raisin cake. Smells of honey, spices, cake, light raisin, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, burnt sugar, and nutmeg. Poured copper/amber in color with a small, tan head that diminished and lasted around the edges only. Clear. Sparkling. Some tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet and slightly bitter. Tastes of spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, root vegetables, squash, sweet potato, and fruit cake. Medium body. Average texture. Average carbonation. Sweet, root vegetable, sweet potato, squash, spice, and cinnamon finish.
TomDecapolis (4332) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 30, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the PBC Holiday Party 2009. Pours a deep hazy brown with a medium off white creamy head. Flavor and aroma was very spicy, Christmas spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger maybe some all spice), nuts, brown sugar and vanilla. Flavor was a lot of the same. Was actually well balanced, yet on the spicy side of things. But it worked. Also getting some orange notes i the flavor.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4292) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at D’s in Monroeville this beer poured a dark caramel-amber color with a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and produced good lacing. The aroma was light caramel, orange, vanilla and nutmeg. The flavor was tangy, bitter and fruity with notes of caramel, orange, bread and nutmeg. The finish was long and tangy with notes of orange and caramel lingering. Medium body. Ok.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this on tap at the 1 for the road. Looks a little darker than a pale lager, there is just a little tint of brown and orange in there. No head. Smell is gently spicy. Yes, some rude spices in there become more apparent as the session continues. Typical holidy spiced beer. Very little co2 but what is ther is somewhat creamy.