60minuteman (597) - Frazer, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell of malt, hop, cinnamon, delightful. A very clean and attractive cloudy amber color. Cool plaid can. Sharp and bitter taste. Very hoppy, could probably be labeled as a pale ale. THIS is a September/October seasonal.
BOLTZ7555 (2704) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really surprised by the low ratings of this. Crimson colored hue with a rocky eggshell head. Pretty damn complex with citrus, caramel, oak, honey, spice, tangerine zest, mango, papaya, and a touch of ginger. Whew! That was a lot. Somehow, it comes together. Enjoyed it.
boto (1808) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can @ Duckfat: This one pours a cloudy, amber color. There was a large frothy tan head on it. Almost no lacing. It has a nice nose. Spice, pine and rye notes. The taste is very good. Rye, spice, hint of pine. Perhaps a touch of orange and ginger. A touch bitter. Very Nice!
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce can thanks to lukaduke. Love the can. Pours a semi-hazy amber color with a a large, velvety head of beige foam. Very good retention. The aroma has a good bit of rye influence with a nice citrusy hop profile. Taste has a fruity sweetness with a nice orange peel bitterness riding atop a mellow oaky note. Bitter on the back of the tongue.
mcox90 (1463) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours a hazy rusty orange with a lot of suspended particles/bubbles. One finger beige head with a bit of lace. Rich malty aroma with a hint of spice and a whiff of hops. Sweet flavor damped by rye with subtle hints of wood and tropical fruit. Some hop/pine bitterness with a full palate and a semi bitter finish. Lots of sub 3 ratings, but I loved it . Will be looking for it again.
hockeybeerguy (909) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a dark red/brown colored body and leaves a three finger white foamy head that must last at least two and a half minutes. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. There is some nice minimal spider web lacing here and there.
The smell has some rye up front with a fair amount of malts combined evenly with the hops.
The taste is basically the same leaving a slight dry aftertaste.
The palate has a light to medium body and leaves a great feel on my tongue (nothing harsh, just right).
Overall, this is another great beer by Baxter that I would definitely have again.
PhatB420 (601) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz can into a switchback pint. Pours a dark orange brown/red with decent foamy head to cover. Aroma is spicey, bourbon aged, and malty. Taste is spicey, excitingly so as there seems to be so much bouncing around, as is the pepper, citurs, oak charateristics, and the hop presence. Almost too much though for a harvest, I dont think I was ready for all of this. But after endulging this seems to be just fine by me. Baxter is one of the next up and coming micro brews out of Maine. A fine brew here.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. hazy variegated brown maroon color, thick beige head with good retention. Aroma of brown bread, pumpernickel, light spice. Taste is Christmas fruitcake and spiced brown bread. Tasty.
Palme (2993) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.355l can from my secret Santa 2012. This is a light cloudy deep dark chestnut-red one with a nice almost creamy looking medium sized top. On the nose itís both spicy with caramelized pickled ginger, sweet caramel, and hoppy with a nice dark fruitiness. It smells almost a bit Christmassy, and definitely interesting. Itís somewhat average on the carbonation and it has a soft oily mouthfeel. More bitter than I would have imagined. Dusty straw, traces of licorice, dark slightly burned bread and a bit medicinal in the finish. Loads of things going on in this little puppy. Bitter, zesty and lingering slightly burned spicy aftertaste. Iím not quite sure, but I think Iím starting to enjoying this. 23.12.2012
thornecb (4164) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber into a shaker. Off-white head with good retention recedes leaving spot lacing. Resin and spice aromas. Full with sweet caramel and resin upfront turning dry in the vegetal spice finish. Becomes a little harsh as it warms.