stchloe (933) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definitiely one of the best for winter ales. Deep copper body with plenty of caramel malt notes, spicy hop profile adds the right amount of winterness.
Ibrew2or3 (7997) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at AZ Strong Beer Fest 2016 where it exhibits a deep brown to amber colored body that supports a tan head of foam that leaves behind some spotty lacing. The aroma offers up kind of nutty, kind of a roasty malt bit and then kind of a vague slightly pine like hoppiness leading to a spicy black strap molasses note at the end of the draw. The taste delivers malt roastiness, a nutty sensation and then getting into spicy to almost pine like hops. It ends with a lingering dry roasted nuttiness. As it warms the spicy to pine hops and nuttiness grow.
Ratman197 (12806) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a hazy brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of toffes, tobacco, cocoa and sdpice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, cocoa and spice with a smooth dry lingering cocoa finish.
gyllenbock (7226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from City Beer. Brownish with a small head. Sweet with malt, caramel and light fruit. Medium mouthfeel. An ok one although nothing special.
SirLimpsalot (3502) - SWEDEN - MAR 4, 2016
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ best western americania 16-3-4: rätt enkel med söta toner av malt och socker.
kespecial (205) - - FEB 29, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown, foamy tan head. Nose is subdued for the abv: caramel, cocoa, toffee. Taste is quite bitter, both from hops and malt roast. Pleasant warming booze, more toffee. Nicely not sweet, but a little burnt tasting. Decent.
ajnepple (4819) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz single, bottled nearly 5 months ago, purchased at the Craft Beer Cellar - Fort Collins. Deep, dark brown appearance with a fluffy, lingering tan head and patchy lacing. Aroma of chocolate, caramel malt, toffee, roasted grain and light spices. Similar flavor, with more spices and a mild hop bitterness. Medium plus body with smooth, creamy feel and a bittersweet finish. Not bad.
luttonm (4440) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz in Seattle. Thick caramel-toffee brown. Creamy head. Caramel amber. Good bittering, bitter chocolate. Dry finish, a touch astringent. Alright.
BREWMUSKCLES (2530) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a somewhat malty brew with some caramel and a bit of spice. tingly licorice in the malt and a touch of roastred cocoa. alcohol feels like a question. moderate to light in body it is refreshing and quenching for a winter brew. still some substance and nice looking brew dark with light mocha head.
Crit (3762) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown,thick tan head.Medium bodied lightly sweet malt start. Mellow but vague mid Some light hops and alcohol in finish
zoucrew102 (1236) - - JAN 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt aroma with with spicy hop, toffee and some roasty notes. Pours dark copper colored with a thin tan head with poor retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet toffee and caramel flavors with a bit of roast. Finishes quite dry with spicy hop bitterness that lingers on the palate with the roast and a bit of booze. Pretty good, but the finish wasn't overly desirable.