5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Murky brown, ruby hued, frothy beige head, nice lacing.   Soft spicy nose, seems like a gingersnap cookie.   Soft spices up front, cinnamon, nutmeg, with that gingersnap cookie.   Unfortunately it falls off quickly.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tangy finish, soft woodiness (oak?), with muted spices.   This one would benefit by having a heaftier body and a bit stronger spicing.   As is, light and subtle.
robforbes (2030) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a cloudy copper-brown with a small tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of malt, pumpkin spices, clove, and some orange peel.
taste is thick, spicy, cocoa, nutmeg, cloves, a few hops, and malt. ends on the creamy side.