obxdude10 (2244) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice seasonal beer, amber color, very minimal off-white head, just a little bit of lacing around the glass, full nose of sweet maltiness with hints of toffee, caramel & earthy hops, medium-full body, didnít get that warming effect, though, which was a bit of a disappointment, flavors were very well-balanced with a great hop profile & a deep maly character, included were hints of earthy hops, champagne, apricot & oranges, bold finish with a touch of alcohol & hop spiciness
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours dark orange red with khaki head. The aroma is strong rum and raisins, with some licorice notes. The flavor is a very rounded maltiness with a dose of vanilla. Raisins and clove come out quickly afterward, and fade into a piney finish with some very faint corriander. The aftertaste is strangely like that of bourbon, except less harsh. A slightly watery tone comes out once in a while, but thatís really the only defect. This is pretty good; I kinda wish Iíd bought more.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours quite dark with a medium head. Aromas of caramel and molasses. The flavor is more ceamy with hints of vanilla and hops and a pronounced maltiness. Very smooth and creamy on the palate, quite nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber body with a small tan head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet spiced flavor with a noticable vanilla cream flavor.
after4ever (7400) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Pours deep brown; clear if your glass is narrow enough. Thick sudsy white head. Big spicy nose, but in a savory herbal way; nothing peppery. Jonpol nails it with the "graham cracker." This is very much like a warm gingerbread cookie, though itís hard to say there are any significant ginger notes in here. Medium body, medium carb, mellow attack. The cookie/oat/graham/vanilla notes persist through the palate. Not much finish. Alcoholís well-hidden. Fun to drink but not an earth shaker.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 Pours dark amber w/ a full semi creamy froth reducing to fine blanket. Aroma is sweet w/ berries and red licorice. Medium nectar w/ mellow residuals. Flavors are fruity w/ fresh berries spice and a nice grahm cracker appeal w/ vanilla bean. Finish is bittered nicely. Reminds me of rootbeer.
skoisirius (1904) - Earth, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Vintage at 6.9% ABV. 12 oz bottle into a Lager glass. Pours an amber copperish see through color with a foamed and slightly tanned white head. The aroma brings a malted nutmeggy vanilla essence to the nose. Hints of Earth are present as well. The flavor starts off with a hazlenutty malt taste, which moves swiftly into a very vannila, cinnamon, and spice flavor. This one definitely ends on the spice note with nutmeg and cinnamon. Very creamy and smooth on the palate. A tiny bit of alcohol is present on the roof of the mouth after a sip. A well done winter brew!!
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006, semi laced white head, cola coloring, vanilla, hazelnut, sweet, grassy, butterscotch, light in the mouth, lingering vanilla cream flavor
IrishBoy (4078) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 bottle; spicy, clovey, caramelly nose similiar to a lot of belgians; cherry-copper color with a small beige head; sweet caramel and vanilla malty flavor in a medium body, with a spicy finish mixed with a tiny bit of alcohol burn.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle - Pours a beautiful clear deep red color with a nice off white head. Light lacing. Has a spicey caramel malt aroma and flavor. Very nice. Medium body. Has a slight berry after taste. Good beer.