hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep ruby- brownish color with a nice thick head. Aroma of malty nuts, fruit,chocolate, and alcohol. Smooth body with hints of carbonation. This is a great winter brew. Smooth enough, tasy enough, and very warming.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 0z bottle. Deep brown with smell of roasted malt and chocolate. The taste is primarily the same as the smell -- minimal hop presence to balance the malt. Not a bad beer, but needs more hops.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My first Jubilation of the season...Yum! I forgot how good this ale is. Pours a crystal mahogany with a slight head. Lacing is there but not a ton of legs to it. My first impression of this is that of a Scotch "Light" Ale...both in aroma and taste. Maybe not...could be certain grains that are common between these two styles but they are distinct. ABV is pretty high but hidden well. This one will bring cheer to the season for certain.
clueo (160) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nutty smell and taste with a heavy aftertaste. The color is a nice light mahogany and the pour is nice and clean with a small head. A good holiday brew which goes perfect with a cold winter night!
davesarman (159) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roasty malt aroma. Not sweet, but roasty. Nice brown color with good sized tan head. Body is a little thin at first, but malt soon makes it's presence known. Very little hops in this beer. Finishes surprisingly clean, yet alcohol is apparent as well. Not bad, not great.
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich, sweet and malty aroma with some sour notes and hints of caramel. Dark amber colour with off-white head. Nice lacings. Sweet, rich taste with some hops bitterness. Disguises the alcohol totally. Medium to full body with a creamy mouth feel. Overall a very good winter ale.
hockey9930 (156) - - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark reddish amber with a half inch head and good lacing. A nice looking beer. Spicy and slightly nutty. Dry hops and lingering bitterness. Light bodied and thin. Lively carbonation.
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.
BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 10, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mahogany color with a small off-white head. Really sweet malty aroma with hints of caramel and toffee. Flavor is roasty,nutty, malty, and a little chocolatey. Complex. Palate is smooth and round, low carbonation. Finish is long and fairly bitter. Overall very good winter beer. Definitely would drink this again.
NickVega (154) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit thin in the flavor dept. Nice solid ale, glad it’s not trying to be overly something.... Very drinkable! and that’s good!