MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep orange, clear, tan head. Maltyaroma with gentle spices mixed in with some fruitiness. Big malty flavor with gentle spices. Reasonably dry with a chewy mouth feel.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with medium white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, spice. Malty, slight hoppy, fruity, slight spicy taste. Medium palate.
NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle: pours a clear copper with reddish tinting ’round the edge. Initially small creamy head. Hint of vanilla in the aroma. Mouthfeel is on the light side with moderate carbonation. Taste is predominately nutty vanilla. Maybe my taste buds are shot because I couldn’t detect much "spice" in this brew.
jefcon (1420) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden orange, just like an english ale, but with an off-white, diminishing head. Aromas are orange, nuts, and cider. Smooth and full, quaffable, and tasty, yet substantial with its alcohol, hop, and spice flavors. Not an especially balanced winter warmer. Fresh and intriguing, however.
SDalkoholic (2179) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 bottle: Burnt orange hue with tiny amount of red tint. A decent sized head at first, but automatically breaks up to nothing. Some lacing occurs on the glass cup. Nose is slightly spiced and of malt. I was expecting a damn good winter beer since it was from Anderson Valley, but It was pretty ordinary of a standard for the style. Has a small personality of gnger, clove and vanilla that reminded me of club soda. I was looking for this beer for over a month and finally found a place that had there last 6 pack left.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium amber color with thin head. Many spices here, cloves, orange, and others. Doesn’t seem to blend all that well to me. Finish is dry and kind of sharp.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nutmeg, clove, orange, toffee. Caramel flavor. Spices keep it somewhat dry. Some citrus, nutty finish.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottleed Pours clear off amber color. Soy sauce and spice aromas. LOts of vanilla notes and very malty. Heavy mouthfeel with lower carbonation. Very faint hoppy finish with more of the spice showing up again as well.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark ambers and browns, creamy off white head. Rich aromas of vanilla custard, rum, spiced fruitcake, fresh dough, with a hint of chocolate. The vanilla and spice frontrunner gets a dose of soft hops to balance and round this out nicely. Medium bodied, prickly carbonation, smooth drying spicy finish. Quite tasty and a nice change of pace from hopmania.....
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly murky copper body, with a thin lacing head. Aroma is sweet and malty, a bit fruity and hints of spices. Flavor is well rounded; mild malt, vanilla flavors, and a hint of hops in the end. Medium bodied, light on carbonation.