ChiGuy68 (393) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasted from a 12oz bottle. It poured a dark amber with a quickly disapating head. Aroma of malt and spice. Taste of malt caramel and spice.
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: medium brown, light tan head
S: nutmeg, cinnamon
T: bitter, spices
M: light, slick, medium carbonation
O: another decent Sam brew
BryanOBryan (6) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 2, 2014 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is okay. It doesn’t really have a strong flavor or character. I expected more from this winter lager. I’d drink it again if it was given to me, but I wouldn’t buy it.
woodychevy (338) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The good folks at ratebeer have it about right with a 64 for this one. Sort of a strange brew- doesn’t really have that inner warming effect of a good smooth stout or even a porter for me. Pours a ruby/ amber color with almost no head retention. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Cinnamon and ginger come through as well as the malt. Decently balanced, pretty smooth. Just not my favorite combination of flavors. Had on tap at Rita’s in Folly Beach.
hman43 (293) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is dominated by cinnamon and ginger. It is amber with a thick light tan head. The taste is dominated with the cinnamon, ginger, and hints of orange as the malt is evident as an afterthought.
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown poured from a tap with medium head. Tastes of malt and spices like a light porter. Decent beer.
mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Spicy lager with hints of nutmeg, pepper..dry and malty like a lager should be..
Frahmo (248) - Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Brown pour with little head. Mild malt flavor with some spice throughout. Nothing noteworthy to speak of.
edwardbass (481) - Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark reddish-brown color. Aroma of roasted malt and spices. Tastes very much like a porter with spices, with a mild bitterness. Kind of okay, but nothing really makes it worth trying again.
Luvystypotables (532) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
No aroma, no head, dark amber colour, not much taste with a bitter finish. A disappointing beer.