harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one had a very fragrant aroma, pungent with lots of leather and tobacco and that musky horsesaddle aroma. Pours a rich mohogany color, with a nice amber head. Lots of herbal and mineral flavors and some girtty spiciness, this could be a little bigger, but overall is not a bad beer, for one pint.
bu11zeye (12712) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught, Horse Brass Pub) Pours a mahogany body with a moderate creamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, pine, and spice. Flavor of malt, candy sugar, nuts, toffee, and hops.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a really interesting beer, tastes like those chocolate covered cherries and wallnuts. Flavor was a bit to bitter, didn’t quite hit the balance, but lots of nuttiness and some spice comes through. A light herbal qualty comes out in the finish with the hops. Smells just like the holiday, but the flavor came up a bit short of that, but still not a bad beer at all.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Very dark brown with a thick off-white head. Sweet spicy malty aroma, piny/spruce aroma, light spiciness. Sweet malty cooked toffee, piny resinous hop flavour but surprisingly low bitterness. Nice spicy finish.