User37895 (3042) - - DEC 30, 2011
On draft at the Newark location. Rim only half coated w cinnamon/sugar as requested - nice! Pour is deep dark brown with definite choco colored head, decent initial size, little lacing left behind. Aroma of robust spices, toasted bananas, faint chocolate. Flavor all that followed with nuts, tons of brown sugar, blended toasty/roasty notes, faint molasses. Mouthfeel smooth and a tad silky. About as stellar as a spiced, brown, or non dIPA holiday beer could be! Nice jobl Justin! LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
On tap at IH Newark. Pours a cloudy brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of wintery spices (clove, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg) and anise star. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, plus the above spices. This is not your average spiced beer- the spices are well melded and more than just cinnamon and nutmeg. Also the base beer is solid. The cinnamon rim augments, but does not obscure. Great winter warmer!
8/4/9/4/16 (4.1/5) MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Tap at Wilmington. Hazy chesnut, thin white small bubbled ring, light wisp. Nose is soft, lightly toasted dates and dough, bit of banana esters. Flavor is equally soft, more toasty, less date more banana bread, dryer through soft low carbonation bitterness. Overall pretty sweet and muted but with decent grain and esters to add complexity, and certainly drinkable. Ask for it without the cinnamon gloss as the brewery likes serving this despite it adding sweetness and spice that masks the malt balance and reduces the beer to a thinner, watery contrast. GMCC2181 (1611) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at IH Wilmington. Brown in color not much head. The bartenders rim the glass with some brown sugar... I could of done with out that... anyway. Smells nutty and malty. Taste is like a brown ale. Lots of nuts, strong malt backbone with some winter spices. Medium body and carbonation level.. Overall: Nice winter ale... BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Tap - Wilmington. Pours black into a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass with a large, creamy brown head, long retention and excellent lacing. Aroma is cinnamon sugar, roast and chocolate malt, leather yeast, and dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt with spices, light bitterness and hops and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation.
sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Draft @ brewpub. Sample served with cinnamon and brown dishes rim, which dominated the aroma and only a few spice notes made it through. Not an accurate representation of the beer’s aroma. Pours dark brown with frothy beige head. Flavor was roasted malts, cinnamon and nutmeg which eased into a smooth spice finish. Good beer, but I would be interested in trying it without the extra flavors on the rim of the glass. DocLock (10706) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2011
Chestnut colored with aroma notes of malt, figgy fruit, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Tastes malty, with a pronounced x-mas spice flavor, backup hops, and an overall rich and smooth palate. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Darkish brown in color with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet at the same time with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts(not sure what kind), and a touch of chocolate. Taste starts out spicy and transitions into a sweet molasses/brown sugar finish. One of my favorites from Iron Hill so far. alobar (3800) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2010
On tap in North Wales. Clear copper color with a white head. Aroma of cinnamon, cardamon, and nutmeg. Flavor matches aroma with some vanilla. Very nice beer. keepersj12 (3117) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2010
On tap in Maple Shade. Nice light amber with a big long lasting head. The aroma was spicy and sweet. Flavor was very nice with a bit of sweetness followed by the spices and hops. Quite a kick as it goes down. Nice and warming but beware. A couple of these can sneak up on you.