WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004
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
TizzleJizzle (530) - Garland, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear brown with a cream top. Taste of toffee, malty and nutty. Medium carbonation, medium body.
Swamp_Thing (27) - Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 6.99/six pack at Total Wine this may be the best value beer I have ever tried. Bold hoppy upfront and throughout but well balanced with malt flavors of toasted toffee that linger for ever on the tongue, remarkable. I’ll be buying by the case from now on.
coolfunnj (311) - Margate City, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
aroma is sweet malty with some resiny hop presence to balance..thin off white head,sparse lacing deep brown clear liquid with some cloudiness..sweet in a fruity caramel sort of way but not overdoing it theres tingly hops to balance..med-full bodied,tingly and plentiful carbonation..overall I tried this just as a nite cap as a single bottle ill be picking up the 4 or 6 pack before winter ends well done
MarkSachon (506) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft sampler at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. A nutty taste throughout with hints of spice. A nice winter warmer.
cpetrone84 (1202) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep ruby red, transparent, with a tan head and fair bit of lacing. Nose is salty and meaty. A bit of berry and malt sweetness, slightly oxidized in back. Taste is more sweet, tinge of alcohol, faint herbal hop. Seems a hint sugary with some brown sugar and caramel lingering. Medium body, soft carbonation, a hint slick.
tschof (54) - - FEB 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great winter seasonal beer. Rare find in NJ. Pour from 12 ounce bottle to a pint. Pour very dark amber with thin white head. Malty and boozy but in a good way. Enjoy if Troeg Mad Elf is out of stock
Hopswagger (188) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Pours a ruby cola appearance with a vast community of floating specks. A small short lives bone colored head that fizzles down to a lizard skin cap.
S: Right away cherry NyQuil floods the nose. Dark fruits create a sweet sticky aroma, holiday fig pudding, dank grains, clove, hints of star anise and cola.
T/M: Lots of spice up front, roasted grains, astringent cherry booze, slight oxidation, dark fruit and bitter pears show up toward the finish. I also get some bubblegum, pomegranate, white grapes and under ripe persimmons that create that buttering chalky bite. Body is medium and a tad on the thin side with velvety carbonation. Once warmed the finish is similar to a box of crayons.
O: A great old ale in a six pack. I love that this isn’t a pricey bomber and its well executed. Tons of figgy goodness with cherries, booze and spice. A nice holiday treat.
Serving type: bottle
Howlader (422) - - FEB 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught somewhere. No real memory of the beer other than a rating. Must have been decent?
RespertFTW (483) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ugly dark amber with sediment. Toffee and candy notes. Tastes like a barley wine.
-- rated with beerbasher
Mittenator (1093) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Garnet with tons of white floaties. Caramel and wet wood aromas. Sweet, candi and berries.