Sliprivet (5) - Fremont, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
21st beers have no middle ground. They are either extremely good or horrible (watermelon ale and oyster stout) That said, I love the Fireside chat. Big spices, great flavor, wonderful aftertaste, really hits the spot after a Frisco overcast Decamber day. Have to admit, I really dig the marketing factor too. FDR was one helluva President and this beer honors him justly.
ordybill (658) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12 OZ can into an "Ass Clown" brewery pint glass.
Aroma- World class smell, you can smell the whole spice rack in this beer. nutmeg, cinnamon, malt and some others make this a special aroma.
Appearance- Pours a reddish-brown and has a small white head.
Taste- I truly love this flavor, I have noticed that I am in the minority rating this, but hey each there own.
Palate- A medium bodied lightly carbonated creamy textured beer.
Overall- A great beer for me, this is the first winter warmer style beer I have had and I think the next one I try will be hard to top this one.
katrinaez (580) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Must have been awhile ago since I donít remember it and it must not have stuck out as amazing or my rating System would be better.
closey22 (1202) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown with Lacy thin beige head; aroma is subtly spicy malty; Flava is mildly roAsty and spice notes of nutmeg; feels medium nicely fjzzy; finishes dryish with roasty malt notes
MadRobin (2392) - Silver Spring, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bradley's Food and Beverage in Bethesda, MD.
Hazy. Dark brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malt, dried dark fruit, cloves and nutmeg.
Taste of dark fruit, sweet caramel and roasted malt, toffee cloves and nutmeg.
Medium body and medium carbonation.
Nothing fancy here, but pleasant enough if you are in the mood for a sweet beer. I like that the spices sit back and let the malt and dark fruit dominate.
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pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted malty spice infused dark brown winter seasonal ale. Nutmeg and clove dominant and decent but not but a one timer just to try something different. Average and worth a try to warm you up a bit during the cold winter.
batneil (469) - - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at a Concord beer festival. Dark brown pour. Very fruity and a little spicy. Interesting.
dinkle50 (1134) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear, deep red pour with a single finger, slightly tan head. Aroma is a little funky, almost acidic. Chestnuts come to mind. Medium mouth. Taste is a little nutty, hints of pine as well. Weird alcohol bite in this. Spices in this are just odd. Pumpkin pie starts to creep in. Not a big fan of this one.
Jimmy79 (3) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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mjg74 (2824) - Salem, Oregon, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Canned from Woodland CA. Nose is roasty. Sort of like a strong brown. Some decent spiciness in a fairly roasty beer with malt dominant.
blankboy (6572) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Can (12oz)] Pours a dark golden-amber with a large lasting frothy tan head. A good amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices first followed by a hint of vegetal notes, caramel malt, dark fruit and some light sugar. Flavour follows the aroma and has a spicy, lightly harsh finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, not great -- I liked it enough.