ROGUE (2145) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a two finger soapy white head that lasts. Aroma of orange peel, coriander, caramel, and toast. Taste has strong citrus, coriander, biscuit and caramel malt, and faint grassy notes. The body is medium with lots of creaminess and a very smooth finish.
jhgrantjr (439) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2012 Poured from a bottle. Dark copper color with small head. Smell of Malta and spice. Reminded me of Christmas. Nutmeg, honey, spice. Smooth beer. Worth trying again in Winter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DiarmaidBHK (3650) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from total wine sterling. Pours apricot with a thin white head. Slight note of honey on the nose. Thin mouthfeel. Slight hint of hop dryness on the finish. Disappointed. I was expecting something bigger and more flavorful.
arone12 (923) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mmmm have had this beer for a while. Tried it tonight. Liked it. Drank it while attempting to install a microwave/take down a oven hood. Ended up shocking myself. Guess you gotta turn the power off. Good times.
PorterPounder (5957) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky dark golden pour - fluffy white head that leave plenty of lacing. Aroma is reminiscent of a ginger bread cookie. Flavor has some horehound candy notes, and some gingerbread. Mouthfeel has a nice creaminess to it.
BVery (7441) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Orange pour with a small soapy white head. Nose is cinnamon, clove, and tea. Medium palate. Taste is graham cracker, holiday spices, and a bit of vegetal character.
jmohno (1193) - Iowa, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a stone pint glass golden orange,obvious bottle condition with yeast floaties,moderatemedium carbonation. thin head but frothy ring.
Weak aroma of mild hop possibly but probably spice.Slight breadyness/malt.
Taste is a typical pale clean crisp light carmel,sweetness,mild breadyness,spice is an obvious flavor and fairly major for taste with ginger and clove it seems slight cinnomon maybe not.Yeah some peppery ginger.Kind of a roasty finish with the bittering maybe just a mild harshness from the spices thoughFinishes mildly bitter but with spices more.Not bad for a spiced ale,not one of my favorates from them.
wlajwl (4318) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is citrus, cracker-like malts, and either spice or vegetables. The flavor is heavy on the spice and citrus, with vegetables creeping in. This, unfortunately, is another holiday ale that has a vegetable flavor in it; this one wasn’t as bad as others but it still detracted from the flavor and score.
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Light spiy malty flavor with a quick finish.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Lures, Crownsville Md-Cloudy amber pour w/an off white head. Spiced aroma. Some spice, some roasted malt, a little sweet, nothing special, but a solid, easy drinking winter warmer. Finish was a little thin, I wouldn’t seek this out as there are a lot better winter brews out there, but it’s drinkable.