Lindsey0110 (1) - - NOV 28, 2012 does not count
Great winter spice flavor. My favorite of the season. Had it on Draft. Definitely top ten of winter 2012 maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2012
Draught. Pours a clear amber color with a smallish tan head. I get almost no nose off this. Taste is malty and interesting, with a bit of caramel in there. Pleasant bite to this beer. jhgrantjr (478) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2013 Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Amber/brown color. Small off-white head. Doesnâ€™t last long. Aroma of malt, spices, maybe some bread. The taste is good: malty, spicy, some hops, maybe some nuttiness. Has a good balance. mwbrady12 (469) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Mild aroma and almost red appearance with a complex floral taste and warming mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
Caramel and vanilla aroma. Vanilla flavor. Great clarity but head disappears quickly. Full palate but not a big fan of the oaklike aftertaste.
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2012
Bomber from kinz. Pours clear copper with an off-white head. Aromas of vanilla, toffee, nuts, dark rich malts. Flavors of sweet malts, vanilla, toffee, caramel, some bread, and faint hops. Nicely balanced, mouthfeel is a little thin. scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
A: Pours a barely transparent mahogany color with a small off-white head
S: Awesome caramel malts, nuts, toffee, light spices (no clove), a little bread, lactose, and powdered milk chocolate
T: Finally a winter warmer with a great flavor profile that’s not overdone. The spices blend very well with the malts. Also lactose, toffee, and a really delicious chocolate/cocoa note that compliments the nuttiness
MF/D: Smooth velvety feel, lower carbonation, lighter in body than the others, and a finish of lactose, cocoa, and hazelnut
Notes: not the biggest or boldest, but perfectly balanced and not too spiced up magsinva (1423) - Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
tap at bier garden Asheville, reviewing from notes tasted 12/22/2011 - Clear orangish-brown with a thin white head. Aroma is cherries, vanilla, oak, holiday spices. Taste is mildly bitter with some biting notes, finishes pretty cleanly. Overall, its OK. Huhzubendah (3753) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle shared by Lunch. Thanks Paul!
A: This brew appears clear and rusty orange / brown in color. The head is thin and wispy, but manages to generate a fair amount of lacing upon the glass.
S: Scents include vanilla, malt, alcohol.
T: This beer is quite different than I would have expected from a winter warmer. The flavor is remarkably similar to how I would imagine an alcoholic cream soda tastes. I happen to enjoy cream soda, so I’m totally cool with this unusual take on the style. Vanilla is the most forward flavor, followed by some sweet malt and light spice.
M: Thin bodied, with a fairly low level of carbonation.
D: A fun and interesting brew, but not something of which I would want too much.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-24-2011 burg326 (5604) - Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2012
On tap at the Brass tap, poured a brown color with aromas of vanilla, toffee, nutmeg, and some nuts. Flavors are the same, but some sweet malts coming though, also light caramel flavor in the aftertaste.