PorterPounder (6705) - 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 (8909) - Plymouth, 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 (1399) - 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 (5053) - 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 (3022) - 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.
Tmoney99 (12721) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured cloudy dark amber color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Solid spice and sweet malt aroma. Moderate body with a smooth texture and lively carbonation and small particles. Medium spicy sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Solid seasonal beer.
blipp (7586) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours orange with a white head. The aroma has spices and sweet malts. The flavor has well balanced festive spices, sweet malts, and a light bitterness. Pretty good.
RolkaNation (141) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured into dimpled mug. Nice golden color edging its way towards copper. Nearly finger-thick soapy white head thins out mostly but does stick around a good while. Aroma has earthy hops, nutmeg, slight caramel and an out of place funk/barnyard thing going on. Taste is a little better, thin on the palate. More nutmeg in the flavor followed by some hops and cinnamon-laced cloying finish. Decent but nothing special. The spices are pretty solid but not much else there.
rocbyter (2000) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JAN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong cinnamon and a light amount of caramel. Clear orange color with a small white head. Very light bitter beginning with a sweet finish.