MattH (788) - California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brewery. Orange pour. Sweet nose of nutmeg and maybe some pumpkin, although I do not think any pumpkin is in this bear. Aroma just reminds me of a pumpkin beer. Flavor is sweet with some nutmeg and other spices. Heavier body.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Strand. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is curry, cumin, ginger, peppers, and biscuit malt with pine and herbal hops. Flavor is a spice bouquet with a sweet malt background, medium hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Rich amber/copper beer with a cream head. Indian spice aroma. Vanilla and spice flavor. Medium bodied. Vanilla and spice lingers with light earthiness.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour with a white head. Really an interesting spice nose. Nutmeg, all spice, and vanilla? Sweet caramel and toffee malt, some toast, and an interesting floral hop profile. The flavor is very sweet and malty. Lots of caramel and toffee sweetness, big nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon notes. Some mild alcohol warmth and vanilla on the finish.