SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit overpowering for what I anticipated but not really unexpected after sampling another. Not my style of beer but not bad none the less.
Westchesterco (1113) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is boozey and the taste is spicey like cinnamon and cloves with a taste of bourbon that resonates on the palate
Steasy66 (995) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2012 bottle at Good, Bad, Ugly tasting 2014. Malted milk ball aroma, so Iím already out. Flavor is weak, watery, like a flattened bad barleywine.
BelgianBeerGal (3245) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Howler draft from Hendersonville on a play date with Myla. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with some vegetal notes and spice. Pleasant, malty flavor but no real strong character. Good.
Fritz123 (1123) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Nick at da Pig in Boca. Pours a deep brown into small snifter. Not much head. Aroma is not overwhelming but spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, anise), chocolate, nuts, and plums. The taste is malty with the cinnamon and anise flavors, chocolate, booze, and dark fruits. Thick mouth, boozy finish, light carbonation. I sometimes struggle liking this style of beer but the mildness of the flavors makes this good.
Aholmb1 (123) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: slightly translucent dark brown black color with tan head, inch head when poured
Aroma: cinnamon malt, light scent
Taste: caramel cinnamon
Palette: slight tang and bitterness at end
Overall: this is a very warming winter beer very good flavor
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markwise (4545) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from ABC Clermont. Pours a red-brown with a tan head. Nose is spice, toast, ginger, and slight tobacco. Flavor is similar with toast, tobacco, sweet ginger, spice, and lingering mild earthy bitterness. Light to medium in body and nice overall.
teorn88 (3047) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog rating. Bottle at Chrisoís May tasting, London. It pours a clean rich copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and spicy, with notes of hazelnut, espresso, dried leaves and ripe fruits. Taste is lightly roasty and medium sweet and spicy, with notes of herbs, coffee beans, caramel and fig leaves. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one
Iphonephan (3650) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with an ecru head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of allspice and cloves with some smoky nuts. Bitter finish.
gururyan (635) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2014 Smokey and smoooooove....just like a "festive ale" should be. Warming and snugly, this brew is the best one on tap.
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zizzybalubba (1504) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Chesapeake, VA. Dark brown cola-like pour with a thin khaki head. Aroma of light chocolate, sweet malt, and faint cinnamon. Taste is good with the spices being apparent but not overwhelming. Chocolate, cinnamon, and ginger are the primary flavors noted. Not sure exactly how to classify this one but itís a nice beer.