Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brownish red color with a light ring of tan head. Aroma is definite gingerbread, nutmeg and light grassy notes. Caramel sweetness. Flavor is full of spice, nutmeg for sure with a tingle near the back. Finishes sweet and spicy.
shrubber85 (7965) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cinnamon malt aroma. Dark brown color. Very sweet cinnamon and toffee malt flavor. Moderate alcohol burn in the finish. Not really cloying but is very sweet.
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Mahogony beer with a dark cream colored head. Toffee and yeast aroma. Toffee and spice flavor with yeast and caramel. Medium bodied. Toffee and spice (ginger and earthy kitchen) linger with caramel.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours dark brown to black with a medium-small, fizzy tan head, short retention with fair lacing. Aroma is dark fruits, cinnamon, nutmeg, Belgian yeast phenols, fruity esters, caramel and nutty malt. Flavor is dark malt, caramel, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, dark fruits, sweet with a dry and spicy finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
drpimento (2294) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served at a good temperature with a decent, smallish, tan, foamy head that slowly settled out and some lace. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is malt, plums, prunes, wine, yeast, roast. Flavor’s similar to nose, malty sweet, perfect carbonic tang to balance, ditto bitter. Body is full, round, fully pleasant; perfect carbonation. Finish is like flavor, long, and a bit boozy.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice looking dark pour with a thin tan head. The spices are evident, but not overwhelming.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Dark cloudy brown with tan head. Sweet dark sugar, raisin, chocolate, gingerbread, spice (clove and cinnamon), and a little bit of nutiness. Pretty good actually.
Roonai (245) - - NOV 28, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at haymarket-bruery event with jay goodwin. P is nearblack mahogany w a brown head that dissipated to the edges. Nose is rich chocolate roasted malts w a light and subtle gingerbread touch. Taste is awesome! Rich chocolate malts and gingerbread. Heavy flavors came off rich w/o being messy. My kind of palate! Yummm
pineypower (2549) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Caruso. Pours out a nice dark brown color with no head. Aroma is roasted nuts, gingerbread, earth, spice and light alcohol. Taste is of gingerbread, roasted nuts, sugary sweet spices, light alcohol. This one is pretty damn tasty.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a surprisingly dark Ruby red. Nice dark head. Aroma is rich and sweet. Full of banana, some clove, dark fruit. Taste is also sweet, very very nice.