Carlisle (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours ruddy amber with light beige head and substantial lacing. Nose of bread crust, caramel, allspice, and cinnamon. Bready malt with spices (allspice and clove) upfront followed by caramel and some subtle cinnamon and licorice in the finish. Lighter body than expected. BarleyMonger6 (15) - - DEC 11, 2017
Wow. It what I expected. DAMN fine beer. Gorgeous color and head almost no aroma though. Amazing maltiness.
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Amber colored pour, with a tan head. Aroma is caramel, some spice with hints of vanilla, toffee. Taste is caramel, some dark fruits with notes of toffee. Some what Candy like, raisin and some spices. Not bad. Quick3Beers (1458) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 6, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2017 Pours a rich brown from a tap, off white head with some lacing. Aroma is a general sweet caramel malt with a light nondescript spice. On the mouth there are notes of milk chocolate up front and on the finish. In the middle, cinnamon? Maybe nutmeg? Different, definitely sweet, overly so for my taste. Okay beer. ttoadee (1608) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2017
Nice dark amber pour, finger of khaki foam. Nide is cherries and caramel. Middle is more of the same, with some Northern Brewer bitterness. Finish is a little sweet and warm.
Evolutionary (529) - Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2017 Can from Greg g. Nose is spice and color is like an amberbock. Body is medium and tastes with dark fruit and sweet with spice and caramel. Decent seasonal but not amazing.sweet malt throughout. melush (4816) - SPAIN - OCT 29, 2017
35,5cl Bottle @ Cervezas Online.com, Massalfassar, Spain. Bill Becker (1910) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - OCT 19, 2017
Amber colour with a thin white head.
Aroma is malt, sweet, toffee, fruits.
Taste is malt, caramel, hints of raisins and spices.
Medium body, average carbonation.
From Mar 2007 bshep (157) - - SEP 25, 2017
Pours from 12oz bottle a clear amber with a smallish head of foam
that shrinks quickly and leaves completely for I finish my session.
The smell is a nice mix of sweet malt and some spices.
The taste has a strong caramel malt, roasted malt and bread flavour to it and it's quite thick in body. Dang, this is a great tasting Winter Warmer. After the first sip, I thought the sweetness was starting to be a bit much but then there's an underlying presence of hop bitterness that tames the sweetness nicely. A few more sips in and I'm getting some spice, maybe cinnamon and nutmeg? Very good stuff! Oh, and there's a tad bit of warming as it goes down...
Bottom line: A very good example of the style indeed. I see it as a must try.
Thanks to Wasatch for this sample!
Kinda dry. Kind of boring, nothing special........................................... higgsbison (271) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2017
Very different. Strong spice notes but I have no idea what spices they used. Interesting and drinkable. I liked it very much. I need to get more
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