verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown body with a thin tan head. Very spicy aroma with cinnamon, sugar, and alcohol. Flavor has a nutty charcteristic along with the aforementioned spice. A nice warmer on a cold night.
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked up a single 12 oz. bottle in the refrigerated section of the beer store. I smell apple and caramel and cinnamon. The color is a rich brown with a light brown head. Has a sweet taste. Fruit and honey. I detect a bit of alcohol taste, but not too strong. Some nut in the flavor too. This is definitely more sweet than hoppy. Not too sweet, but if I drank a lot of these in a row I might change my opinion on that. Overall, It is refreshing.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2006 Bottle: Cloudy brown with a thin off-white head. Gingerbread, sweet malts, and a bit of chocolate in the aroma, starts and ends lightly sweet. medium bodied with a slick feel.
shadey (2048) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Every beer I have had tonight has been a deep ruby color. This one had no real head to speak of. A very nicely balanced mix of malt and hops in the aroma with something more. Caramel or toffee must be what I am smelling. The flavor was complex and well balanced. This was really a pleasure to drink, I wish I could get more. 8/3/8/4/18
RERATE: Deep deep red pour with a thin head of white cream. Aroma is deep and rich sweet caramel. Some bitter hops. An all around well blended experience. flavor is complex blend of sweet and bitter. Smooth body, nice finish. Just a little sticky.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very clear dark brown with an off white head. Carmel malts but not much else in the aroma. Flavor is mostly roasted and sweet carmel malt, quite sweet, almost too much. There is a good finish and presense.
jigglyjock (165) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Carmel color head. Pours a mahogany hue. Aroma: sweet malt , toffee,
Strong burnt flavor with coffee, chocolate, toffee aftertone. Heavy body coats mouth and throat.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany body with light tan head. Toasted coffee and chocolate nose. Light maltiness with a slight roasted malt bitterness in the finish.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells like oak-aged gym socks. No, really. Disappating tannish head, largish bubbles, dark reddish cloudy body. Medium mouthfeel, lingering bitterness on swallow with a coating, sticky feel. Taste starts with tannins and light citrus, moves into roast/ash accented caramel (no toffee, I am sad), and finishes as above. Okay.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, pours a clear mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma is caramel, malty, slightly sweet and slightly roasty. Flavor is chocolatey with nice coffee bitterness. Finish is slightly roasty, and more than a bit cloying. Medium bodied I suppose. I like Avery ales, but this isn’t one of their better offerings in my book.
jackamackson (127) - USA - FEB 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a lovely dark red/brown, with a nice frothy 1 inch white colored head. all i get out of the aroma is malts. this tastes very good though, sweet malts, not much bitterness, and some roastiness in the finish. very smooth, but somewhat thin mouthfeel. very drinkable too.