OnWisconsin (132) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into a pint, amber in color with minimal white head. Aroma was mild with hints of malt, caramel, cinnamon and pepper. Taste is also mild with spices. Nothing special.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Julie thinks its okay but hoppy. B. v. V.
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slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"interesting mix of hoppiness and spice/ornage peel character. hops in the nose more so, spice in the flavor. a very drinkable winter ale. dark, aromatic, and tasty. i enjoyed this one quite a bit, which is starting to become a pattern with ST."
Darkmagus82 (1729) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Transfer from BA review on 11-26-12-
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance - Pours a mahogany color with a one finger off white head. The head has moderate retention eventually fading to give a decent level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heavy of spices. There are strong aromas of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Mixed with these aromas are lighter notes of a bready and caramel nature, which when mixed with the spice give a spice bread aromas.
Taste – The taste starts out roasty and bready with a very light caramel sweetness and a pine hop taste. Upfront there is also some nutmeg spice with more spice flavors come to the tongue as the taste advances. After the initial taste a cinnamon and allspice flavor come to the tongue. In the end the roasted and nutmeg flavors of the brew grow stronger with the caramel fading. A clove, moe pine hop, and light alcohol flavor greet the other tastes in the end to leave a rather roasted bittered spice flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel –The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. A thicker body and a slightly lower carbonation may have better accentuated the roasted, pine hop, and spice flavors, although even while said the feel was not too bad.
Overall – A pretty decent winter ale. It was a good blend of spice, roast and hop. Not bad and worth a try.
CH-303 (1410) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: DOB 7/11-2011. Dark redish brown. Clear. Some light tan head.
Aroma: Malt, fruit, caramel.
Taste: Nice darkish malt, smooth fruit, caramel, nice balance. Sweet. Warming, which is good on a cold, rainy Swiss "summer" day.
Bought: Erzbierschof, 355 ml, CHF 4.90
Info: 11/7-2014, BB: 31/12-2014
hfmejias (745) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish brown, clear, off white head. Aroma of dark fruit, malts and some caramel. Taste is also malty, some roast, some fruit. Nice, enjoyable beer.
douglas88 (6124) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. Sweet nose of floral hops and caramel. This is a solid beer: toffee, caramel, rich floral hops, tastes like winter. The kind of grimy dark winter period where you haven’t seen the grass in a long time. Quite robust.
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has some nutmeg and allspice notes as well as a lot of toffee and caramel. The flavor is similar. There is a strong malt backbone that provides some sweetness. I get some brown sugar and nutmeg as well as a hint of grass. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
gschrade (757) - Collinsville, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours amber with a off white head. Taste Carmel, toast, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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jkwalking05 (3815) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Red brown in color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of malt, raisin, chocolate, toffee. Taste is of raisin, chocolate, malt, and toffee.
rumproasts (2948) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with small head. big caramel malt body. quite a bit of hops. boozier than you’d expect for the abv.