lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very unique mahogany color with a small tan head. Very sweet aroma of toffee, molasses and raisins. Flavors of spicy malts and cherries at first with burnt toffee, wood and some chocolate coming through in the finish. Texture is just a little thin but the complex flavor more than makes up for it.
beeranarchist (215) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with thin beige head. Aroma of nuts, riped fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Malt, chocolate and some hops in the flavour, but not bitter. Low carbonation compared to other US microbrews. Nice winterwarmer, but not outstanding.
fcjack1 (215) - Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from world beers. Pours a dark amber. Scent is a malty spicey one. Taste is malty also. Some spice, cinnamon. Pretty good beer.
BritAlesRule (214) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep garnet color with a beige head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is subtle. Rummy berries and some wood and caramel malts with a mild alcohol hint. Taste has some cocoa and nuts and dark fruits like plum before a big onrush of toasty grass and alcohol. Nose is highlight. Pretty good.
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Med Brown, cola-like color. Tan head... ...Malty, hints of chocolate, Bitter with sweet finish.... ....Med Body. Light carbonation. ... ... ...A solid Strong ale. Delightfully on the hoppy end of the spectrum. Good balance between the hops and malt
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice warming beer. Not a whole lot in the nose - maybe a hint of caramel. Strong malty backbone. I know they say there's no spice in there, but there's just a slight bite of something at the end....something....holiday-ish.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(draft) I was sure I was enjoying a nice spiced ale but I see in the commercial description that the flavor is all malts. Very good, though a little sneaky as the alcohol doesn’t really register.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark mahogany with a tan head; rich aromas and flavors of malt. Has a slight acid, slight hop taste; aromas are of caramel. Solid, but not very complicated nor very interesting.
kimjongill (207) - - NOV 24, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice ruby appearance with off-white head. Good but generic malty aroma. Decently strong, malty taste, with a lot of english hop flavor. Decent mouthfeel.
Beachmaster (206) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into a pint glass. Pours a rich red/brown, with a medium light brown head. Nose is malt and caramel, and the taste is the same, with notes of hazelnut. No spice, which is nice for a change. Finish is smooth. Nice.