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.
BREWMUSKCLES (2087) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
not much of an aroma just malt and bubblegum. the flavors are better with sweet fresh malt and grapefruit citrus hop that mellow to a red fruit flavor and back to a bitter malty and woody finish. spices not overdone at all and the brew seems to become a bit thicke and syrupy. little alcohol and a nice brew.
beerandbeyond (550) - ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can poured into a tulip glass.
Slightly hazy brown color with nice red hues and a nice beige head.
Spicy nose, with clove, cinnamon and ginger together with caramel, toffee and faint nuts.
Rich malt flavors, very spicy, lo-med bitterness, some alcohol, caramel and dark fruits.
Med-full body, satisfying, warming, and complex. Nice.
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This poured a ruby red color with a beige head. Aroma was of nutmeg and nuts. Falvor was similar, caramel, nuts and to much spices. Not very good.
pdx76 (365) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Oregon public house - pours very dark brown with small but thick white head. Taste is initially of coffee then hops kick in. Finishes with taste of Roasted malt and figs. Somewhat bitter.
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coreyc1221 (239) - Truckee, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and coffee with fresh hops aroma. Darker amber in color with thin tan head. Creamy vanilla spicy start with a slightly drying malty finish. Pretty good.
evanlarkin (303) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown, nearly black, and yet the head is only off-white. Aromas are vanilla, nutmeg, caramel, and cinnamon, with a bit of marshmallow and graham cracker tossed in. Jeez! Taste is similarly reminiscent of a s’more, with more of the above flavors, and a bit more burnt caramel. I like this.
novice101 (101) - - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a nice beer to session, it is fairly light with a bit of a spice kick to begin the beer followed by a bit of bittering hops.
hershiser2 (1146) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
$1.85 can, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours a clear brown with an inch of tan head. Smells of vanilla, caramel, and spices. Taste is sweet caramel, chocolates, and spice. Finishes with alcohol.
Beergeek23322 (1660) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11/15/2013. Amber color with an off-white head. Spicy and malty aromas with light hops and caramel. OK to drink now and again.
DCLawyer (1151) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can->lager. Bright amber with medium lite tam head. A: holiday spices, malt, yeast, banana walnut bread. T: spicy malt, bread, holiday spice. OK, but spices are overbearing.