ABUSEDGOAT (1937) - California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy darker amber, moderate head with good lacing and retention. Aroma is caramel, nutmeg, other various spices, moderate to light hops. Medium bodied, lotsa spice flavors. Not bad.
markgugs (86) - Wood Ridge, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a 22oz. bottle into a pint glass
A: Pours a gorgeous glowing amber with a thin bubbly white head. Incredible sparkling clarity rounds out a nice-looking beer.
S: Too mild for my liking, try as I might, I could only barely detect slight hints of orange & coriander, and almost no maltiness at all.
T/M: Luckily the taste improves dramatically from the nose! Coriander is definitely present, as is a nice hint of nutmeg and orange which blends well into a tasty roasted body. And then finally the hops kick in, finishing things off in a lip-smacking fashion. Mouthfeel is spot-on for what I wanted in this beer, itís carbonated nicely and just coats the mouth all over.
D: Easily drinkable, might be one of my favorite winter warmer-styled ales, it just goes down so smooth. Well-worth seeking out.
robforbes (1892) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 old rating:
6/4/7/4/15 - 3.6 ( 2/8/2008 )
pours a cloudy orange-brown with a small tan head, and some lacing.
smell is faint, spice, malt, some floral, and tangerine.
taste is a little watery, spice, orange peel, malt, hops, some bitter, nutmeg, end is thick on the mouth and a bit bitter.
oldno7 (137) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Starts out okay, not the exact flavor I was expecting, but seems to get better as the beer goes on. Something you could drink a lot of. Good, but over priced.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a burnt orange body with a small beige head. Aroma of spruce, biscuit, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, orange peel, and other herbs. Flavor of toasted malt, hops (spruce, grassy), orange peel, coriander, caramel malt, and nuts.
Tenderstone (25) - Renton, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a gorgeous copper-amber color with an off-white head thatís just a tad bigger than average. Distinct hop bitterness comes through the malt, with citrus bitterness accompanying. Spices of pine, orange and coriander come through lightly, but complimentary to the bitterness, with a touch of malty sweetness.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful pour, and the head stays around for a while. Very smooth, and the spicy notes arenít over-powering.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of floral green hops, pine, caramel, and light spices. Tastes of caramel, citrus / orange peels, and some spices.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22-oz. bottle--Poured a clear deep bronzed copper. Great beige head that left nice lacing in glass. Nose of piquant hops and creamy caramelly hops. Piny, sweet, fruity citrus notes come through well in flavor and finish with a mellow creamy, biscuity finish.
dwyerpg (4067) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells like nothing but nutmeg. Smooth, a little hop in the finish. Can easily notice a lot of spices. Unique, but nice a flavorful.