XaenDovet (1282) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015 driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, - DEC 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruits and Ginger in the nose, very fragrant
Heavy spice flavour, almost overpowering. Spice lingers with a bit of malt sweetness. Overpowering spice mellows with second and successive sips. Fantastic as a dessert beer. Flavours rounder and less sweet following sweet food. (cookies, etc.)
Bottle shared. 2011. Clear amber. Aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, nuts, butterscotch. Taste is sweet, and a bit bitter. Tangy mouthfeel, slightly sticky. vadie (1256) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 4, 2014
Ambre foncé avec une mousse moyenne marron. L’arôme très épicé, de la canelle et noix de muscade. Le goût est très similar. C’est très épicé, un peu trop. C’est en déséquilibre avec tout les épices. Ou est la bière? andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper-brown colour with a thin light brown head that seems to last. Aroma is some roasted malt, sweet, a blend of spices(thinkin cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamon maybe) and a bit fruity. Flavour is spice, sugar, chocolate, caramel, some and some alcohol bite. Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2013
Pours a cloudy reddish amber with a small brown head. Aroma. A of nutmeg, cinnamon, sugar, malts, fruity sour esthers. Taste is sweet malts, hint of caramel, booze and a bunch of random spices. Has a nice Aroma but all the flavors don’t really blend too well together and it’s rather boozy for only being 7 percent. DeanF (2514) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2011
More spice than ale, this one has a light brown colour with little head and that funky aroma of vegetables that you often get from the "spice/herb" department of things. The taste is too weird and spicy without any "beer" let’s say to back it up - it’s missing balance and like so many other spiced brews, lacks a good mouthfeel. I wouldn’t try it again.
patricks110 (2556) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2011
A dark amber pour with nice carbonation and a thin beige head. Some thick spotty lacing is left on the glass. The nose is malted well with a light roasted note and a hint of chocolate. A big spice aroma with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice. A hint of light hops on the nose as well. The taste is sweet and malted well in the middle with a toasted malt and a subtle note of burnt coffee bean. A big spice note moves in on the finish with an off taste of nutmeg and allspice. I think its fair to say I don’t like spiced beers. microakes (160) - CANADA - NOV 23, 2011
Light spiciness, was hoping for more there. Amber- brown colour, light hint of white head. Pumpkin, flowery hops, cinnamon, ginger and cardamum fight for supremacy, with the ginger and hops winning in the end. Gets better with every sip. RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2011
Pours hazelnut brown with a thick tan head. Aromas of cinnamon, malt, nutmeg - all together smells like a fresh apple pie. On first sip straight from the fridge I found the carbonation a bit much, so I let it sit and warm up, which really brought out the flavours. Full mouth feel with flavours reminiscent of the nose, and a nice sweet maltiness. The finish is slightly bitter and nutty. Enjoyable. reebtogi (6350) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2011
650mL bottle poured a dark amber-brown color with a big off-white head that settled quite quickly with spots of lacing. Aroma of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with some roasted malts. Taste is a lot of spices and some roasted malty sweetness and very light hoppy bitterness. This is very much like the Spiced Mid-Winter ale. Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 26, 2011
2010 Limited Edition
Nice clear copper with a thin tan head, very mild spicy nose with a hint of alcohol. Surprisingly thin, where is the spice and sweet malt I remember enjoying last year? Finish was thin and bitter, totally disappointing.