bhensonb (11079) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy aroma. Definitely ginger. Medium amber color with shards of lacing from a minimal head. Starts spicy. Ginger and coriander. Some malt, followed by dark fruit -raisin? Hard to define the finish. I suppose the spice complements the hop. Ginger all the way. Quite a complex thing.
CanIHave4Beers (3280) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - NOV 5, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy reddish orange with a big fluffy head. The aroma is brilliant roses, apples, cedar wood, tons of floral notes. The flavor is hoppy and herbal with woody notes, clove notes, some cinnamon and cranberry. Delicious.
rondphoto (2018) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very well done session ale. Full mouthtaste of malt and caramel, lingering finish. Stands well over several sessions.
wlajwl (3882) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost a bitter-like aroma to it, the appearance is cloudy and amber. The flavor is rather spicy, yet balanced. Very good.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2004 Light hazy orange color with various sized suspended floaters. Spicy orange aroma followed by a dry finish. A slight metallic tinge to this beer detracts from it.
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look, this could rate very highly except for the fact that it is so monstrously foamy that you can’t get any beer to your lips for a good 15 minutes. by way of compensation, the foam tastes pretty good - intensely spicy and hoppy. once you get to the beer itself, it’s a really nicely warming, very spicy (cloves, coriander, ginger, like the label says) ale that reminds me of a good rum’n’raisin icecream. very dry, with not much malt flavour, and a long, complex finish that includes marzipan among other weirdnesses.
legion242 (2192) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange rust colored; Head was huge- almost too huge; a little cinnamon in the nose? Very nice. Small hint of alcohol. Good bite on the tongue.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured amber with a large lasting white head. Nice lace too. Aroma dominated by ginger, with some nutmeg and cinnamon behind it. Sweet brown sugar start with a lingering spicy finish. Loads of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Slightly floral taste there too. Very interesting beer, and full bodied too.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 24, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted 24/08/2006. 500ml bottle conditioned ale from Rumble’s, Wellington.
Pours a lovely copper gold with a just off-white head that slowly fades to a lovly lace. Plum, red wine, rum, caramel and toastiness in the surprisingly mild the nose. Smooth in the mouth: perfect soft carbonation, medium body, autumn fruit, warming alcohol notes, slightly vinous through the middle and a lovely woody herbal finish that is both bitter and mildly astringent. Some medicinal character shows through as it warms. Oily fruitiness lingers. Magic stuff - another cracking English ale from Rumble’s. I’d like a touch more hops to balance - but that’s just getting picky.
petexner (897) - CZECH REPUBLIC - NOV 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very aromatical beer with spicy palate and rich taste and color. Christmas time!