after4ever (5740) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at special brews.pours a very dark but crystal clear brown with rubied edges. Dense creamy tan head. Sweet fruitcake and molasses nose, but very subdued. Not cloying at all...ya gotta get your nose wet to nail the profile. Creamy dense body with lively carb. Sweet black bread, dates, and some tangerine on the mid palate. Mild sweet finish. Could be a tiny bit bolder, but fully delectable as is.
nsquishee (551) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent amount of flavor and spice, but little malt backing. Tastes somewhat astringent and spiced, rather than sweet and complex like other "spiced" ales. Not terrible,but not very impressive.
mixmasterob (872) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draught @ The Porter. Dark amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma was resiny pine, light caramel malt, floral and fresh. Flavors were also nice and hoppy filled with pine and light citrus. Mouthfeel was light to medium, somewhat creamy and relaxed carbonation. Good stuff.
tfratzke (20) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark opaque brown with a tannish colored head. Head dissipates fairly quick, some lacing. Aromas of bread, floral hops, root beer, roasty malts, and some fruits. Taste is medium bitterness, some slight caramel sweetness. Pretty good balance of malt and hops. Lively on the palate with a good amount of carbonation. Overall a nice brew, nothing earth shattering but descent non the less.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up single 12-oz can at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear golden amber colored brew with a fast dissipating off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, some floral and spice hops and a touch of fruit. Taste is light to medium bodied, with flavors of golden grain malt, a touch of corn, some lager yeast, a hint of grassy hops and some dry herbs. Finish has a lager yeast and a hint of dates followed by a crisp and clean cut finish.
thebeertourist (4528) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. Hazy burgundy colour, creamy head. Biscuit and caramel, some chocolate in the mouth, hints of sweetness nicely balanced. A jolly good one.