TaydaTot (18) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12oz brown bottle. Pours a beautiful rich dark mahogany. Huge, thick, three finger hazelnut colored head which sticks around forever and settles to a thick one finger head. Very sticky lacing. Aroma is a homerun. Chocolate desserts, nutmeg, cinnamon, chicory, dates and more chocolate. Flavor is a huge letdown. The bitterness is way over present and unwelcoming. It smells like it will be sweet and decadent but the flavors are unbalanced, the initial flavors and finish are doing way different things. Not enjoyable on multiple levels. Mouth feel is fine but the flavor, bitterness and finish kill it. Disappointing especially because the appearance and aroma were stellar. I will have to give it another chance sometime because the appearance and aroma alone is worth it.
CQ (15) - Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Drunk in 2 bottles not bad. Rich flavor. From my home state of Colorado. Beats Coors, which isnít tough. You guys like this real rich taste, Huh??? Like I said, I give it some points because I like a beer with a kick and this has it. I am kind of getting interested in these Breckinridge/ Boulder Brauries. This is a Boulder Braurie. I kind of like the Breckinridge Braurie better, but is OK. It is some business for Colorado that is all I know hope you guys find something in it you like. I like what some Brauries are doing with beers here it is worth exploring for you beer Conniseurs.
Rich beer but not skunky, I donít think beer should be skunky.
Licorice head via hazlenuts.
Some people say the beer is warming, I agree I donít know why, but it is a relaxing brew to drink that is reminiscint of holiday times as the picture shows on the bottle. It would be great enjoyed with some holiday hores dourves and watching a winter footaball game. Enjoy men.
Legato (15) - USA - MAR 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste of caramel. Sweet lilke candy. A palate not unlike coffee. Pours with little to know head. Color like sap. All in all one sweet malty experience.
USFCycling (14) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark red/brown poury with thick white head that disapears quickly. It had a tangy/bitter aroma to it, but also a hint of sweet/caramel in there. The taste is mild hops, more mocha and bitter in my opinion, with a medium bitter finish. not really my favorite type of ale, but for a winter/spice ale it is one of the better ones.
benwah22 (14) - , Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Subtle aromas of the malt - with a sweetness peaking through. Not fruity, not spicy. Pours a deep red-amber, fluffy head. There isn’t one flavor that overpowers another. Mostly malty, slightly bitter (hoppy) at the finish but leave a tingly feel on the tip of the tongue from the carbonation. Full bodied and very drinkable - an English style ale with a hint of a Belgian.
Argentine (14) - Walla Walla, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Avery tap room 9/22/09. Aroma; almonds and medium caramalts. Taste; THIS IS A PALE PORTER... some tiny funkiness?
chyldking (14) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Yuck. Dunno if this was an off keg or just not my taste. Syrupy, with a greasy skim of a head. I get the hazelnut thing, but to me this was flat, tasted lIke old coffee and old sugar. Not for me, I guess. Disgusting. But only a lot. Stale keg?
aej9374 (12) - Derby, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite fireplace beers. Caramel, brown sugar, dried fruit, and coffee come to mind. Hops is just about right. Doesnít overpower the beer, but you know it is there. Big beer. Excellent.
swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A fantastic beer. A creamy taste with a spicy feel in your throat. This is the beer that will leave you wanting more. It has definitely jumped into my top 10.
BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very tasty stronger ale, but not too bitter. Not a lot of aroma. Had it in a snifter glass, great appearance.
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