shrubber85 (8836) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Amber with large tan head. Very light sweet caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal hops flavor. Mild alcohol finish. Okay - I prefer this to the spiced ones though.
boozedude (2180) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass, pours brownish red.. Clear, white head.. Aroma of spice, taste is fruit and apple cider backend, pretty tasty for its style
Dogbrick (9357) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruit and spices. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, raisin and spice. The finish is sweet with a caramel malt aftertaste. Slightly above average overall.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber with fast fading beige head. Aroma doesn’t have much of an impact, just hints of caramel, faint notes of fruity esters, a touch of bubble gum. Flavor really isn’t much different with a faint spiciness, maybe a light touch of nutmeg??? Light, watery mouthfeel with high carbonation. Overall, while not an overall bad beer, just doesn’t want to try and stand out. Simple but tasty brew.
Coolhandbrew (13) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Very close to my first batch of home brew, which is a good thing. Malty, with some fruity esters. A little sweet, but very pleasant.
pottygok (530) - Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: Hints of roasted malts with nips of brown sugar and spice, but all very faint.
Appearance: Clear amber with a rich, tan head.
Taste: Medium sweetness straight through.
Palate: Medium body, slick texture, average carbonation, spicy finish.
Overall: Meh...it’s a nice spiced beer, but I’m not particularly caught off guard or blown away. Still, it’s drinkable.
Patrickctenchi (4722) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear, red-copper with a soft, light tan head.
Scent is toffee....spices....
Taste is clove, bready malt, cola.....banana.
Not a bad beer at all, though a little on the sweet side...
An easy drinker....tasty
jtgreanya (7) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clove, banana, alcohol. Good head that lingered. Plenty of aroma that matched the taste. Overall, I would drink it on purpose for the price.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not particularly good. Copper appearance with a medium head. Toffee, caramel, woodchips, and honey. You would expect some "winter" spices, but they’re not evident.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice spicy winter ale. A deep amber wolor with slightly off white head. Not too shabby.