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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
CMBC’s Chief Mop Man mandated a beer brewed with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, allspice, and a s-load of whole-bean vanilla. Combining all these spices with the flavors of German malts creates a brown ale perfect for cool autumn evenings and bitter winter nights. Come visit and meet the man, the myth, the legend. In his words: “Don’t over-think it - just drink it!”

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3.3
hbiermann (27) - - OCT 29, 2017
Pour from 12oz bottle. Nice rich brown color with thick soapy head. Fairly mild aroma, but definitely smells like an ale. The spices come through in the flavor, which is unique and smooth, without being too overpowering. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
chinchill (5451) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear dark brown body topped with a creamy beige head that has excellent retention and leaves sheets of sticky lacing on the glass. Mild hops for style with some floral and herbal character in the nose. Flavorful with a complex mix of spices that complementrather than overpower the base brown ale,. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and vanilla dominate, with brown bread more in the background. Still, this does not seem over-spiced. Mild bitterness.

2.9
gripweed57 (3055) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2016
12 ounce bottle. Hazy copper color topped by a moderate creamy beige head. Spicy toasted malt nose. Redolent of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves and cardamom. Spices are way overdone. There is an underlying bitterness that clings to the palate. Not a very good effort.

3.9
obxdude10 (2395) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2016
My first "holiday" beer of the 2016 season! I love this time of year to be able to enjoy beers like this one. The only negative thing I have to say about this beer is about the appearance. The beer poured a murky, brown color with absolutely no head and no lacing. Maybe that’s a good thing, because it’s consistent with the name of the beer. Sitting in the glass, the beer looked like nasty, dirty mop water. Kind of a turn-off for me. But thankfully I was able to get past that. The nose was filled with all kinds of spices, as was the body of flavors. I got plenty of allspice, ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla, bread, a hint of yeast, some floral hops and a caramel-like malty backbone. This beer tasted eerily similar to a pumpkin pie, mixed with some whipped cream and a hint of alcohol. Very delicious!

2.7
Pintofjoe29 (62) - Dingman Ferry, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Pours cloudy brown. Vanilla, pumpkin, and baking spices on the nose. Taste is the same; pumpkin, nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon are all there but nothing really takes the forefront. Kinda bland, like mop water... meh

3
PhillyCraft (8323) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Draft at Mile, pours muddy brown. Notes of clove, cardamom, cinnamon, and belgian spice. Thankfully this doesn’t taste like mop water but it certainly isn’t good. Way too much spice throughout each sip that makes it tiresome.

3.5
raymow (1892) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2016
on tap at Santucci’s in Northeast Phila - cloudy dark brown in color. Nice mix of spices - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Slight nutmeg aroma. Pretty good.

3.3
NikkTwist (3465) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2015
Draft at the Irish Pol. Murky brown pour with a large soapy off-white head. It does look like dirty mop water. Tastes surprisingly juicy. Lots of spices: Nutmeg. Cinnamon. Cardamom. All spice. Tasted like a pumpkin beer at first but apparently that is due to a large amount of vanilla bean. Caramel pudding. Butterscotch. Watery mouthfeel, so the moderately high ABV is well hidden.

3.5
jrodooo5 (1770) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Very nice spicy beer. Almost a fall/winter blend. Really good spice in the aroma, average pour, & nearly a pumpkin like flavor. I’m a fan!

2.6
nimbleprop (9048) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
12oz bottle pours a hazy, deep brown with some cloudy, white head. Nose is all five spice, clove, cinnamon, sumac, a little tamarind. Flavor is all tamarind soda, clove, sumac. Sweet finish.


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