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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   ABV: -
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our heady Spiced Ale summons escape from the ordinary. Lavish English and Wisconsin Malts slow brewed caramel goodness into this beefy bronze Strong Ale registering 20 degrees Plato O.G. Aged on Oak in the Open Top Cellar so that Cassia Cinnamon, Ginger and Allspice could be carefully hand stirred into the velvety Toffee notes of this aromatic Spiced Ale. 100% Naturally Bottle fermented to warm the chill from your soul.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5834) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Coffee Grounds in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Pours a clear golden copper amber colored brew with a thick and rocky off-white head that really sticks around with excellent lacing. Aroma of almond marzipan, a hint of cinnamon, allspice and caramel malt. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with more holiday spice flavors such as cinnamon, yeast, a touch of bread dough and toffee. Finish is semi-sweet, quite smooth and a mild lingering yeast and spice aftertaste.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JPDIPSO (6000) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2016
Amber to copper in color, with a solid, head of beige bubbles and thick coat of lace. Aromas of dry spice and oak. Light sweet start. Spice and esters in the middle. Nearly comes off as a fermentation flaw as the spice conflicts with the malt. Just not where I think it should be. 7/14

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
valpoaj (741) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - NOV 28, 2015
Bottle pour - felt like doing a rating - medium brown with a thick, lasting off white head. Aroma is nice in the sense that its not overdone - the cinnamon is at the forefront, but theres a nice, general spicy character, offset with some malty notes. Flavor is malt, caramel, biscuit, booze, toffee, and then the notable spice - nothing single pops out, but its pretty solid. Moderate, not heavy body with a lingering mouthfeel. This is far from my favorite style, and as such, far from my favorite NG beer, but it is all in all a solid offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9781) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2015
12 oz. bottle via BA trade. Winter 2014 vintage (January?), although I think thats the only bottling to date. Pours a hazy orange color with a moderate off-white head that forms a lasting cap atop the liquid and leaves a few spots of lace in the glass. Notes of ginger, allspice, cinnamon, brown sugar, sweet malt, oak, and some boozy fruitcake-like malts as it warms. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sweet, spicy mouthfeel. Pretty good spiced ale that got better as it warmed and opened up.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2015
12oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. He says its a 2014 season bottle. Nice nice oak evident in the nose, orange peel. Hazy orange amber color. Thin khaki head. Leaves great thicker lace. Lots of great oak in the flavor. Nice bit of vanilla, toffee. Awesome that the cinnamon is very mild here, much more malt character. Medium to bigger body, definitely drinks a bit bigger. Like 8%, Id guess. Good full feel to it. Very mild slick. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter, very mild warmth. Nice bit of ginger to it. Fantastic, very enjoyable winter ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
shigadeyo (3655) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2015
Lots of oak and vanilla in the aroma along with a bit of smoke and cinammon; hazy orange color, frothy beige head; vanilla, oak, toffee, and notes of bourbon, spice is very subtle, but theres something more there than just malts and hops, some alcohol vents in the finish; medium body, soft texture; not sure of the alcohol but it?s sizeable, very good overall and Im enjoying it more and more with each sip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1882) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Bottle. Colour...hazy amber with a thick head. Nose...very spicy! Especially, sweetly spicy and teeming with pie spice. Palate...interestingly tangy and heavily spicy with a big emphasis on cinnamon and ginger. The finish is looooong and dry.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (1019) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
Smells like cinnamon and other festive spices. Tastes like holiday spices like a pumpkin ale. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and sweetness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
italianjohn (2991) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2015
Clear copper pour with a big off white head ..... Aroma of ginger, oak, cinnamon, caramel malts and toffee ..... Taste is of dry oak, spicy ginger, allspice, cinnamon and a nice earthy feel .... Caramel malts and toffee are evident ..... Has a lingering dry wood melded with a spicy bite on the tongue ... Very enjoyable

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5978) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2015
Reddish or dark orange pour from 12oz bottle at home. White sticky head. Smells like spicy apple cider. Spicy fruit, tart, berry, and tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
commonshawn (1133) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from rosskyle. Light copper with thick bubbly white head. Really nice spice aroma that features dark spice. Soft resin and light hop with well balanced spice throughout. Finishes fast and clean for a spice beer. A little bit of funk as well. Pretty good.


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