MHOSKINS (83) - Cleveland, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I guess I just don't care for spiced beer. I love most all of Stone's products. This spiced ale was NOT for me.
MKH---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ok, I don’t seem to like the same as others. Lots of dark vegetable and rutabaga, some holiday spice, dark bitter malt, just not that pleasant to me.
mikem409 (1960) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours dark brown with khaki head. Clove up front on the nose some chocolate. Taste is Christmas chocolate and clove some orange spice
blankboy (7044) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a large lasting frothy light-brown head. Sweet aroma of herbs & spices, like gingerbread meets root beer or something. Flavour is malty and quite herbal and spicy . medium bodied. Very good, interesting beer.
ryanfolty (2320) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
March 3, 2013 - bottle from AV. Black pour with lots of head that lasted and lacing. Aroma was cinnamon, ginger, citrus and yeast. Taste starts out a bit sweet, then moves to the spices, gets real dry and finishes with a citrus bitterness and slight alcohol. Medium to full body and relatively smooth.
ekstedt (6313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle (bomber), courtesy of gnoff & deft. Murky brown, medium beige head. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Completely void of anything else than a cloying gingerbread spice mix.
gnoff (9417) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 9, 2016 First rating
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle from Systembolaget, thanks to deft. Sampled on March 1, 2013.
BB February 2015.
Black color with a tint of red at the bottom of the glass, dark brown head. Very spicy, cardamom, clove, citrus, gingerbread scent. Spicy, ginger, clove taste. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness. Cardamom aftertaste.
Loads of spices, feels like a Christmas beer to me, I like it!
Bottle 1 pt 6 fl oz thanks to Ingo! On January 8, 2016.
BB feb 2015.
Black color, very dark brown head, minute lacings. Chocolate, raisin, spicy, cookies scent, alcohol as well. Bitter (like floral stems), alcohol, some raisin, bitter cocoa/dark chocolate taste, also spicy. Burnt, roasted, spicy aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium to slight fizzy mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Lots of X-mas spices as well.
Enjoyed this more fresh for sure, leaving score from first rating.
Staffan47 (902) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Korvspad i doft. Kryddnejlika så det skriker om det. På tok för överkryddad. Hur tänkte dom här??? Första gången jag vaskar en Stone
ajnepple (4657) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 22 oz bottle. Almost black with a thick brown head that lingers a bit. The aroma is sweet and full of spices: ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, herbs, caramel and chocolate. Medium body with a thin, semi-dry feel. The flavor is just an onslaught of spices that is too much for me. Way over the top and hardly drinkable.
Nisse666 (5786) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, bomber thx to the genourus host 2013-03-02 Mölndal
AR: ginger bread, tuttifutti gum, fruity
AP: thick oily black body,no head
F: fizzy, ginger bread, cloves, wee ginger, chocolate, coffey, heavy warming, quite dry, wee caramel, bottle was opened yesterday evening but still fresh;)