driver76 (29) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruits and Ginger in the nose, very fragrant
Heavy spice flavour, almost overpowering. Spice lingers with a bit of malt sweetness. Overpowering spice mellows with second and successive sips. Fantastic as a dessert beer. Flavours rounder and less sweet following sweet food. (cookies, etc.)
andrewturba (748) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy copper-brown colour with a thin light brown head that seems to last. Aroma is some roasted malt, sweet, a blend of spices(thinkin cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon maybe) and a bit fruity. Flavour is spice, sugar, chocolate, caramel, some and some alcohol bite.
Reimer96 (857) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small brown head. Aroma. A of nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, malts, fruity sour esthers. Taste is sweet malts, hint of caramel, booze and a bunch of random spices. Has a nice Aroma but all the flavors donít really blend too well together and itís rather boozy for only being 7 percent.
DeanF (1621) - Nunavut, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
More spice than ale, this one has a light brown colour with little head and that funky aroma of vegetables that you often get from the "spice/herb" department of things. The taste is too weird and spicy without any "beer" letís say to back it up - itís missing balance and like so many other spiced brews, lacks a good mouthfeel. I wouldnít try it again.
patricks110 (1487) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark amber pour with nice carbonation and a thin beige head. Some thick spotty lacing is left on the glass. The nose is malted well with a light roasted note and a hint of chocolate. A big spice aroma with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. A hint of light hops on the nose as well. The taste is sweet and malted well in the middle with a toasted malt and a subtle note of burnt coffee bean. A big spice note moves in on the finish with an off taste of nutmeg and allspice. I think its fair to say I donít like spiced beers.
microakes (154) - CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light spiciness, was hoping for more there. Amber- brown colour, light hint of white head. Pumpkin, flowery hops, cinnamon, ginger and cardamum fight for supremacy, with the ginger and hops winning in the end. Gets better with every sip.
RumRunner101 (584) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazelnut brown with a thick tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, malt, nutmeg - all together smells like a fresh apple pie. On first sip straight from the fridge I found the carbonation a bit much, so I let it sit and warm up, which really brought out the flavours. Full mouth feel with flavours reminiscent of the nose, and a nice sweet maltiness. The finish is slightly bitter and nutty. Enjoyable.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle poured a dark amber-brown color with a big off-white head that settled quite quickly with spots of lacing. Aroma of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with some roasted malts. Taste is a lot of spices and some roasted malty sweetness and very light hoppy bitterness. This is very much like the Spiced Mid-Winter ale.
Lagerboy (913) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2010 Limited Edition
Nice clear copper with a thin tan head, very mild spicy nose with a hint of alcohol. Surprisingly thin, where is the spice and sweet malt I remember enjoying last year? Finish was thin and bitter, totally disappointing.
CapFlu (4253) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(650ml bottle) Pours a thin, quick dissipating head atop a brown body. Nose is spiced with nutmeg and cinnamon, some decent texture and abv. Good compared to other winter warmers Iíve sampled as of late.