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.
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. Doesn’t 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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mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one grows on ya. A very earthy taste, great for staying wam on a snowy night.
WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Oh what a beautiful beer. Deep mahogany with a creamy tan head that laces down the side of my glass. The aroma is sweet and nutty with a touch of pine. The initial flavor is sweet, typical of a great Old Ale, but then finishes with a light hoppiness. I love the alcohol rush that accompanies this beer, much like a great, rich wine. It is a very relaxing beer and very drinkable. On my Twelve Beers of Christmas 2004 List! Bottle
lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a great tasting Christmas ale. Bottle days can cellar for three years, I would for at least one maybe two years.
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Assume winter seasonal brew with nice mouth feel. There are slight hints of whisky on the back end.
imjohnward (7) - , Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Best winter seasonal ale I’ve had in a very long time. The aroma and finish are are memorable and very pleasing