Holdwine (1048) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In a can, not as impressive as I had hoped, but still drinkable. I didn’t get the "hearty and spicy", instead I got the warming yet watery.
calm_dreamer (42) - GREECE - MAR 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Total winter warmer with great glycorise and malty flavor with spice notes. Nice full body and medium smell.
ration (1651) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
080313. Bottle at home. Pours clear amber with a nice head. Aroma spices, caramel. Strange sweet American hop aroma and taste to it overrall. Smooth bodied. Very well bodied. Not Bad,
mile (2100) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Amber, cloudy, average and fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, caramel and light bread with some berry fruitiness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish flavor, caramel - some toffee, light berry fruitiness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, caramel - some toffee, light berry fruitiness and light vanilla. Caramel sweetish winter ale with toffee, no bitterness. No not get any winter here - lacks character.
jackfrost9p (174) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice beer. Vanilla and caramel aroma with a nice spice flavors and hop aftertaste. Very smooth and enjoyable.
MoritzF (7756) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle, 35.5cl) Hazy, copper colour with a firm medium-sized and tanned foamy head. Caramel-malty, spicy and mildly berry-fruity aroma. Moderately sweet and slightly bitter flavour, medium to light bodied with a modest carbonation. Cara-malty taste with notes of berries, milk chocolate and a spicy touch of cinnamon and vanilla; mildly sweet-bitter finish with balanced fruity and spicy accents; especially the latter are lingering into the aftertaste. Stylewise not my cup of tea, but this one works for me. 01.III.13
iowaherkeye (2636) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, no date from Olive Tree Market in OB. Pours a clear medium dark orange with a 1/2 finger beige head, fading to a thick creamy ring that stuck around the duration. Great toasted hazelnut and vanilla aromas right off the bat, as well as some sweet English toffee. Flavor is much the same, with some added Tootsie Roll and a touch of herbal hops. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking at a 2. Moderate smooth carbonation with a medium body. Very good. I need more of this.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av marsipan, smörkola, malt, bränt socker, toner av choklad och julkryddor. Annorlunda och god. Lagom besk och söt.
Emeister84 (432) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2013 Aromas of vanilla and caramel, like cream soda, or a chai blend. Hazy ruby-brown with a mostly fading, khaki head. Sweet, nutty, and buttery. Medium bodied with an average level of carbonation, and a sweet, honeyed, malty finish.
LetsGoState (523) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is sweeter with a taste that is slightly sweet, but pretty bland. Overall not really impressive.