KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark brown with an average sized (1-2 finger) head that was not around for long and only having fair lacing.
The aroma was very mild of a toasted chocolate malt a very mild resin hop and a sweet doughy yeast with notes of allspice, cinnamon, toffee and dark fruit.
The taste was moderately sweet and malty with a hint of toffee and some fruit at first then had the strong effect of spices take hold with a nice note of dark fruit and an alcohol warming sensation at the end. The flavor lasted only a short time while the taste of the dark fruit faded into the background of the spices.
Mouthfeel was just a smidgen below medium in body and a tad watery in texture with a weak carbonation.
Overall a Winter Ale with a nice dose of spices and a superb maltiness. A very drinkable brew even with the noticeably strong alcohol presence.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6839) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at Hough’s this beer poured a dark brown color with faint orange highlights and a medium sized foamy dark tan head that left good lacing. The aroma was sweetish with notes of nut and toffee followed by a bit of dark fruit. The flavor was nutty and woody with a hint of nutmeg. Medium length finish. Medium body. Alcohol well contained. Decent but I was disappointed.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish brown. Sweet caramel/roasty aroma. Roast malt/chocolate flavor with a touch of fruit and great hops.
bubblehouse (1362) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Definitely has a winter beer flavor to it. It was good but nothing really special about it.
Frank (4024) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This stuff is not exactly fantastic. It’s brown and mostly headless. It’s kinda sweet w/ sort of a brackish smokey roasted quality and a bunch of wintery spices sort of awkwardly thrown over the top of it. I wouldn’t call this completely terrible but it is sort of gross and heavy to drink so I am glad I only got one of them.
jflopsu (1246) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Has a great aroma of spices, cinnamon, grains, and hops. A great taste of cinnamon, other spices, hops, and some dry malts. A dry aftertaste from the grains and spices.
rollinsr (568) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - DEC 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with some tan head. Aroma is spiced with similar spices seen in pumpkin beers. Flavor is rich and reasonably malty with more spicy molasses flavor.
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gripweed57 (1382) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent mahogany brown color. Rocky beige head. Faint cola-like nose. Flavor is similar to nose. Cola -like with notes of cinnamon and mace as advertised. Some spicy hops in finish. Otherwise, just average.
Homer321 (4316) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the rotter. Nose is clove and pie spices. Allspice. Deep brown pour with minimal off white head. Taste is very spice forward with a dried cheery and fruity ester flavor. BOOM. Then the alcohol kicks in with a strong warning of the chest. Overall ok but the spices really dominate any malt character.
tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
draft that poured a medium brown almost opaque with slight offwhite head. nice spice aroma and medium malt. the spices of cinnamon, maybe nutmeg and chocolate and the dominant scents. the flavor brings more of the same and blended nicely. chocolate is a definite on the tongue followed by the cinnamon and hops. very nice and warming..one of the better ones I have had.
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a couple bottles in a pick a six pack, black with red highlights with about a finger of white foam. Spicy and carbonation up front then malt and cinnamon with sugary, dry, and gritty end. Doesn’t seem as strong as the 8.1% that the label boasts.