Headbanger (2748) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle 11/12/13 (Whole Foodd-Lamar) Pours a dark amber with no head. Aroma of spices, roasted malt, and slight caramel. Taste of spices and more spices. Almost like Apple cider. This medium bodied brew is different and still tasty.
degbert (908) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark amber-red -- very pretty -- with a high creamy head solid as blown insulation. Nose is very strong -- lavender chai comes to mind, dry floral, vanilla and intense spices, especially cardamom. The first thing that hits the tongue is black pepper, followed by the faint anesthetic sting of clove; the floral notes are gone, replaced with black tea-like tannins and some additional baking spices. Long dry palate that stays with me. I don’t find the spices out of balance, but they are intense; you had better like that sort of thing, or just don’t bother. I do, so I will, and the numerical ratings above reflect that; reduce aroma and taste by at least three each if you’d rather drink straight quinine than chai. Your mileage may vary.
Leighton (8746) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at CPK in London. Many thanks to Bruce! Pours clear, amber-gold with a creamy white head. Lots of autumnal/ winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, dry gingerbread. Medium bodied with fine to average carbonation. Dry finish, tons of spices, cinnamon, a bit of dry herbal bitterness. Tasty i you like your spiced beers.
SudsMcDuff (5374) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
big spice mice .. . apples and overspiced .. . quite overbearing .. .
cloves! .. . try a sample before you get this, its a bit much .. . .
yes robin, i often laugh when i describe child abuse too.. fuckin psycho...
brokensail (9202) - Orange County, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour with a big, off-white head. Nose of cardamom, ginger, and clove. Sweet bread and hints of caramel. Toast, a hint of pepper, and gingerbread. Nice sweetness of molasses, caramel, and gingerbread. Good spice profile, particularly clove, cinnamon, and ginger. More subtle cardamom on the palate.
Travlr (9942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle courtesy of t0rin0, thanks! Hazy amber color, beige head. Aroma of bright pone. Taste is heavily spiced caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg.
Ratman197 (8513) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, cinnamon, cardomom and clove. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, clove, cardamom, cinnamon and light ginger with a smooth lingering clove finish.
dfinney23 (1262) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If you know anyone who complains that so-called "spiced" beers don’t contain enough spices give them one of these. Not that it’s the greatest, just that there are arguably excessive quantities of an excessive number of different spices.
Fratto (2444) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big Texas Beer Fest. Brown orange pour with a small white head. Aroma is mint, yeast, and ginger. Taste ismore mint and yeast, bubble gum, and a little pepper.
Beerenberger (1116) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
The nose is primarlly spicy - cardamom, clove, and cinnamon. Pours a copperish-amber with a mostly diminishing off-white head and no lacing. The taste is - whoa - enjoyablely SPICY! Clove, cinnamon, vegetable, and herbs. Pepper and and a grainy flavored were also noted. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, surprisingly enjoyable. I wouldnâ€™t want to drink more than one of them at a time, but very tasty as a single.