jcnielsen (3403) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with beige head. Spices, cinnamon, roasty, smoke aromas and flavors. Pretty typical spiced winter seasonal. These type of beers aren’t really my thing anymore, although they aren’t bad every once in awhile. RobertDale (6376) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
12 ounce bottle thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Pours a darker brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt and spices. Taste is malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and caramel. Decent. unclemike (3115) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Deep garnet in color, the light chocolate head and lace are quite pronounced. Caramel, hints of chocolate and of course the malts dominate the nose. Front begins malt, medium top, dry, acidic, moderate carbonation and a quite quaffable beer PhillyBeer2112 (2817) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2015
Darkish, strong. Smoky and fruity notes, some caramel and cookie. Rich and a nice winter warmer. Touches of an earthy and spicy hop, generally earthy spicy character throughout, with a warming cookie malt palate. obguthr (6297) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Strong bready prune nose, with cinnamon and pecan notes. Clear cola brown, thick tan head with good retention. Charred oak, dry plum flavor. Prune and black cherry make occasional appearances. Creamy medium body. Interesting beer in that it simulates a Belgian strong ale without the apparent use of candi sugar.
BelgianBeerGal (4039) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Howler draft from Hendersonville on a play date with Myla. Dark brown pour with a small tan head. Roasty aroma with some vegetal notes and spice. Pleasant, malty flavor but no real strong character. Good. teorn88 (7671) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 26, 2014
Backlog rating. Bottle at Chriso’s May tasting, London. It pours a clean rich copper color with a medium tan head. Aroma is medium sweet and spicy, with notes of hazelnut, espresso, dried leaves and ripe fruits. Taste is lightly roasty and medium sweet and spicy, with notes of herbs, coffee beans, caramel and fig leaves. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice one markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle from ABC Clermont. Pours a red-brown with a tan head. Nose is spice, toast, ginger, and slight tobacco. Flavor is similar with toast, tobacco, sweet ginger, spice, and lingering mild earthy bitterness. Light to medium in body and nice overall. Westchesterco (2035) - mclean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with a slight head. The aroma is boozey and the taste is spicey like cinnamon and cloves with a taste of bourbon that resonates on the palate Iphonephan (6948) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a dark cola with an ecru head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of allspice and cloves with some smoky nuts. Bitter finish.