on tap

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Like FDR’s Depression-Era Radio Addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation. Celebrating the right to be original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2012
From a can. Better than I would expect from Gluek/ Cold Spring. brown color. Some very light spice with cinnamon and medium sweet malt. Decent palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (5538) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recede to hug rim. Sour pit fruit, nutmeg and ginger aromas. Stale bready fruitcake upfront turning dry and sour in the lasting chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VipertheIV (12) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Drier than expected, three finger beige head. The aroma of the allspice was nice, could benefit from vanilla

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ben4321 (5773) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2012
Location: Draft @ Growlers Pour House, 12/9/12

Aroma: The nose is full of spice, with some English yeast, and some bread
Appearance: It has a dark brown pour with a light brown head and some rather heavy lace
Flavor: It is completely dominated by the spice, with underlying light sweetness and bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, a hint sticky, with lively carbonation, and a somewhat dry finish
Overall Impression: Overall, this is a decent winter beer, but it lacks balance. The spice just takes over and really overpowers everything else.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - DEC 8, 2012
dark brown/almost black pour with light brown head - aroma of molasses and spice (allspice???) - the spices are very heavy on the tongue and a pleasing sweet molasses follows. Too much spice I think.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerathon (1683) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Taste like a spiced brown ale. Disliked the mouth feel, but it looked good, and the flavor was alright. Enjoyed the counter hop to the malt. Sat on the tongue weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wlajwl (5831) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Aroma is heavily spiced, cinnamon and nutmeg and notes of sweetness. The flavor is spices, malts and a mix of sweetness and mildly tangy in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - DEC 3, 2012
From a 12 ounce can. Second year of having this. Aroma of spiced apple, but tastes like chocolate, nutmeg, and other winter spices. Really enjoy this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
DYCSoccer17 (3637) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 3, 2012
12 ounce can purchased at The Davis Beer Shoppe. The aroma on this is heavy on the spices with nutmeg and perhaps some spruce tips. Whatever the spices are, they impart an unpleasant burnt rubbery character to the aroma, making this very unpleasant to smell. Somewhat transparent cola-colored body with a smallish cream-colored head present. Starts a bit sweet and sticky...has a buttery diacetyl-like mouthfeel. Becomes roasted and a little burnt in the middle. Finishes with more piney spruce tip-like flavors, with a little underlying sugary sweetness. Has more of a rotten vegetable finish. Not good at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nejhleader (1460) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2012
nice and spicey taste, bread, nutmug, other spices. pretty yummy, solid body, just a bit weird drinking from a can.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 17 18 19  20  21 22 23 » 43

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50