mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Hazy deep garnet pour with a big fizzy white head. Lots of carb. Aroma was slightly sweet with notes of spice and roasted gourds. Flavors were right on par, lots of spice, caramel, earthy, bitter hops and fall fruit. Carbonation was lively out front, almost gave off a Belgian character in aroma and mouthfeel. Once the carbonation was tamed I felt the beer was improved. Overall this was decent and somewhat forgettable. jcnielsen (3416) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle sampled at Midwest Beer Summit 2012 in Minneapolis, MN. Pours a cloudy brown color with white head. Brown sugar, cinnamon rolls aroma and flavor. Very interesting spiced beer. Probably couldn’t drink a bomber of this by myself, but fun beer to try. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ B.R.A.D. Fest, courtesy of jcnielsen. Pours a hazy orangish brown appearance with a light brown head. Spicy cinnamon, nutmeg, light vanilla, a touch veggie, toasty malty aroma. Quite spicy, zesty nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit chewy malty, light toffee flavor. Pretty tasty and would be nice for a pumpkin/autumn tasting. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and faint pumpkin. It pours a somewhat transparent orangish-brown with a large khaki head with excellent retention. Some excellent rings of lacing left on the sides of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and a touch of chocolate. The finish is heavy on cinnamon, lighter nutmeg and ginger, with a touch of nuts. It?s light-medium bodied with lively, bordering on prickly, carbonation. Cuff_Links (40) - - AUG 2, 2012
Poured with a thick head and a brown color. Nose is fragrant with flowers, maybe. May be sweet squash. Has a slight mouth feel, not heavy. Its sweet but not sugary. Goes down easy.
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 3, 2012
750mL from Wine & Cheese in Ballwin...perhaps a tad out of season after spending (probably) 7 months on the shelf. Hazy dark copper color with a huge frothy cream-colored head that simply will not die. Remarkable lacing in heavy sheets. Aroma is less-than-fresh earth (like leaves in the Fall), pumpkin, and nutmeg with a similar earthy flavor profile. Over-carbonated, making this brew a bit abusive on the stomach and tough to consume. Not bad, but not in the league of the top 20 in this category. brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
Cloudy copper color with a soapy off-white head. Intense spice aroma. Lots and lots of all spice and nutmeg to this one. Plenty of maple syrup with a walnut sort of aroma, too. The flavor is just as heavy on the spices and maple. There’s a really good squash flavor to this too. The spices really add a nice substance to the beer. SrSilliGose (3332) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 1, 2012
bottle with a big thanks to phaleslu. pleasant hazlenut, toasted walnut, dough malts. squash adds a fine earthy, vegetal biere de garde essence. tasty. easy drinkin TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2012
750 ml shared by Kan. Thanks! Pours a rich hazed brownish amber pour, lighter, with glow on the edges and bottom. A bigger frothy tannish head that stays a decent layer, laces pretty well. a decent haze. Aromas are touches of fruit, hazelnut, and brown malts. Touches of toffee, biscuits, toast, a mellow dry floral hop presence. A decent touch of spice grows, mellow ginger and spice, some spruce, with faint pepper and orange peel. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit lighter, colder toasty and mellow sweet darker malts, toast, bread, and mellow sweetness. Gentle spice grows into the middle, ginger and orange, faint cinnamon, and spicy pine needles. A touch of dry floral and earth hops. Mellow, with a growing spice lingers, more on the edge of Christmas Brown Ale. Finish is dry and spicy, a mellow biscuity and toasty element stick on the palate, inviting with some good elements of dryness and spice into the backend. Solid earthy, spicy Brown Ale. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Bottle, pours amber big off white head. aroma is earthy, coriander, pepper, some caramel. Flavors are sweet figs and earthy notes, cinnamon, spruce, toffee. Thin body. Real drinkable and works well with OSA, nice stuff.