ShowmemoreBeer (26) - - NOV 6, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
As I sit here working away and drinking this fine beer Im thinking to myself, "How lucky am I to be drinking a beer at work." It brings me back to a story my dad used to tell me about his work environment in NYC back in the late sixties and early seventies. He used to go to lunch several times a week at nice eateries and slam down a few brews or gin and tonics. Why has society made drinking during work and lunch such a crime. A beer a day during luch may ease the pain of our everyday mundane existance at a workplace. We may forget the anger we harbor deep insde against that fudge eating butt frenching coworker that sits at the desk next to me. We may forget that we are only getting by finacially while our boss is striking it rich. Anyway this beer could help unite the workers of America and bring forth good cheer towards all humanity. This beer tastes really good and to bad they dont share it all year long. Dont forget your Big Red at least until drinking is accepted at work again.
mikeyo1 (24) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 edition, bottle @ home. Nice head with good lacing. Moderately sweet, herbal nose, hints of licorice, orange, ginger, some clove. Taste is somewhat dry with moderate sweetness. Medium body and soft carbonation. Hints of honey, licorice, ginger, grass. It ends with a nice hitting touch of pepper, and some lightly sour dry bitterness.
uhlerja (24) - USA - FEB 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer to try for the first time. Pours an amber brown color. Taste has a strong orange zest and other rich spices. A smooth and rich ale that is good for an occasional try.
Ghett0Gary (23) - Belmar, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark and Dense out of the bottle. This busty brew is just a lonely man needs on a cold winters night. A minty flavor that reflects the availability of the brew. Happy Holidays!
pdiddy (22) - San Marcos, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007. Aromatic and floral. Nearly black, this beer is spiced up and great for the holidays. I detect a tiny amount of anise as well as the other flavors commented on.
cole45 (21) - USA - JAN 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
The spice is WAY, WAY, WAY TOO MUCH. Iím just glad I didnít spring for the magnum they had at the local beer shop.
MrYuk (21) - Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2007. Very dry, muddled spice flavor. Hops and spice go well together. Pretty thick, full mouthfeel. I can almost taste sour milk (wtf?!) I woulnít drink too many of these.
redeyeloon (21) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 2006 vintage cellared @ 63įF. Goblet.
Nose is molasses with slight granny smith apple.
Appearance is dark brown with off-white head. Head not too lacy and thins out quickly.
Flavor is a toffee and alder smoke duet with nutmeg and juniper notes.
Palate - carbonation is crisp but mellow. Very smooth mouthfeel.
Overall I liked this cheery ale better than 3yrs ago. It cellared quite well. Too bad I donít have any left. )-;
Dregs (20) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Smoky roasted malty flavor.
Appearance: Very dark amber almost brown with very little head.
Taste: Heavy sweetness early on leading into a mild hop finish.
Palate: Full bodied, oily texture with lively carbonation.
Overall: This is a great beer. Not overly smoky during drinking just on the aroma. Otherwise a good malty beer with coriander type spices of a typical winter ale. I would drink this again.
Bullrup (20) - SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2005. Dark brown with medium head. Taste of hops, caramel malt, a bit of licorice. Suprisiingly thin mouthfeel, but long aftertaste. Quite a lot of carbonation.