I wouldnt use the prepackaged mulling spices at all - we tried it a couple months ago in a simple ale recipe. Smelled great in the boil, smelled great in secondary, turns out that the cinnamon overpowered everything else. Hoping some extended aging fixes it, but not holding out much hope.
Secondary: Dawson's Kriek, Wee Heavy
Bottled: Spiced Holiday Ale,
Drinking: Moose Drool Clone, Irish Red, Oaked Whiskey Vanilla Porter, Milk Stout, NB Innkeeper Kit (West Yorkshire), NB Mild Ale (West Yorkshire), American Wheat
Planning: Irish Red, Patersbier,