Oakes (15651) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2012 Medium amber and thin. The aroma is light diacetyl and some toast. Taste is toasty with some cascade toasty notes.
fattibobatti (246) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 bottle, liquorloft tallahassee. aroma is spices and light hops. The taste was great, a blend of refreshing nonoffensive spices and malt. oranges, light wood, cinnamon, with a light but spicy orange finish. light body with plenty of carbonation.
Lowe1983 (1517) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is weak with sweet malts, caramel, spices, and very little hops. Flavor was better then I was expecting. Starts off with the slight spices and caramel malts. Finishes with some hops for a slightly bitter finish. This beer is okay.
kidmartinek (4670) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a nice hop flower aroma and taste. The color is a bit plain, being a clear amber with no bubbles. Itís a bitter brew resembling an IPA.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap Barcade:An amber beer, with a thin of white head. The aroma has a mild clove presence, an earl-grey tea character, and some caramel in the back somewhere. Light bodied, with some mild caramel in the background and a mild citrus presence. The spice character is weak, with only a light suggestion of clove, which is followed by a slightly metallic bitter finish. Nothing great, but not offensively bad either.
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a clear orange/amber color that had decent size creamy off-white head that lasted for a while. Aroma is malty, citrusy, and also of hops. The flavor was hoppier than expected. Malty up front with hop bitterness in the end. Decent mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Okay beer.
cheap (5309) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
2007 version. Clear maroon colors with a touch of ruby. Aroma of mild permanent hair treatment. Taste is medium mild hoppy with traces of alky in the background. Reminds me of many APAs. Some odd veggie or spice tastes that cannot be identified. Medium carbonation. Leaves a rather unique aftertaste that hangs for a while after the session. Probably would not purchase again.
dmac (5599) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Spirits. Pours a clear orange/amber with an average siez creamy off white head. Aroma of citrus fruit, chocolate malts, nutts and biscuit. Light bodied with a watery feel and mild crbonation. Bunt flavor of chocolate and oranges. Once again an oh so average Christmas ale, but still wrolds better then the watery summer special brews that make me cringe.
LinusStick (3237) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad S/H/V. Not very tasty, but very drinkable. Aroma was pine, wood and a little bit of hops. Pour was a dark brown with a thin one finger off white head. Taste was a little bland in the beginning, with pine and spices coming out as it warms. Aftertaste of wood and a bit of hops. Decent carbonation but just not flavorful enough to be great.
nearbeer (4879) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz that has a shiny silver label, I assume this is the 2007 version. Medium-sized and lasting head on this uncloudy, dark copper-brown beer. Aroma is spicy wood and slight cocoa. Flavor is unsweetened cocoa, toasted nut, dried wood, fruity and piney hops, and some unidentified dry-earthy herb-spice(s). The hops combine with the subtle spice to give a nice bitter-fruit, deep woody finish to this beer. Palate is almost medium bodied, smooth and dry. Havenít had the previous versions, but this yearís is unique and flavorful.