Ladyhedgehog (34) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale amber color with almost no head. Smells and tastes mostly of baking spices. Smooth and pleasant. A nice enough beer, but a little on the light side for a winter offering. Like most of Barley and Hops's offerings, this could use a stronger flavor.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full bodied with a nice batch of spices, esp cinnamon and nutmeg. For such a strong beer, the alcohol is subdued and unobtrusive. A little lacking in overall flavor and complexity. Very dry aftertaste.
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber ale with no head.
The nose is of clove, banana, must, breadsy notes and cinnamon.
The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and all things malty. Spicy and very decently balanced. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, astringent, bitter finish. Great offering!