PorterPounder (4611) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Proof - on tap. Dark brown pour, nice off-white head that sticks round a while. Aroma is not everpresent, clean and nutty-like. Flavor is nutty with some caramel accents. Notice a bit of a woody presence in the back end as if this was oak aged or something. Thick, chewy mouthfeel.
Strykzone (3813) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Stable. Dark red brown with little head. Aroma is light fruit and nuts. The flavor is the same but with some nice cocoa chocolate. The hazelnut gives a slightly different spin on a nice style. A sweet beer.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. The pour yields a lightly hazy, deep reddish-brown body with a small, quickly fading head of smooth, cream tinted foam. Wet, spotty suds drip down the glass, leaving no permanent lace. The aroma is quite spicy, showing peppery wintertime notes of nutmeg and some clove, all over a malty base of caramel and some doughy-sweet bread. Thereís a trace amount of spearmint, with perhaps some equally faint menthol. Flavors are cut from the same mold, again quite sweet and malty, based in caramel and dessert bread, lightly nutty, with aggressive, bitter, wintery spicing. Woody alcohol notes are obtrusive and mildly astringent, too boozy for the relatively small base beer. I get a trace amount of ginger root as well. The palate is relatively thin, moderately carbonated, sticky, and alcoholic. Spices linger well after the finish. Overall, I find this to be sloppily made, lacking focus, overly spiced, and too boozy. In short, Iím not a big fan.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer is on tap at Wexford Ale House, reddish brown with hardly any head and just a little lacing but a very full round nutty flavor with some hint of pine or Juniper. The finiish is a little sweet but good.
italianjohn (2025) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep brown mahogany pour light off white head ... nutty and sweet malty aroma .... sweet malty and hazlenut taste with a mellow mouthfeel and a spiced rum flavor ... very smooth and drinkable a good spiced fall brew subtle flavors but balanced ... was hoping for more flavor but its still a great brew
drowland (4992) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
10/1/10. Tap. Cloudy brown pour with a small off-white head. Very spicy aroma like a pumpkin beer almost. Relatively light flavor with some chocolate and nuttiness. Not as bold as I expected.
redlight (2289) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - OCT 1, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle @ redlight redlight. Sweet caramel malts on the nose with hints of spice. Pours an amber brown with a thin white head. Smooth nutty and caramel malts with spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg. Not bad, not bad at all!
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Eh. Pours hazy red brown with a medium sized offwhite head, some lace. Smells caramelly, malty sweet. Tastes ok. Sweet and malty, sugar and general plain-ness. Medium body, slightly coating, good carbonation.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark orange-copper with a soft head. Strong scent of hazelnut liquere and spice. A winter warmer with a twist? The bottle says a twist on an English Brown Ale. So many beers with spice this time of year seem to taste of pumpkin, must be the power of suggestion. Barrel gives the beer a liquere like vicosity. Flavour is like a spiced low alcohol Frangelico. Kind of cool and easily drinkable.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of hazelnuts, wood, and a little earthy. Tastes of hazelnuts, wood, caramel, and light spices.