Ostomo517 (57) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a nose; f mostly Vienna and no hops. Palate is big Vienna up front and a little hop bitterness to finish. A big winter maltbomb.
fattybladdy (197) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber with airy white head. Aroma is light malt, taste is similar, a bit of caramel and bready. Fairly bland.
strongpieman (1156) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Orange copper color, clear, almost no head. Aroma is a sour malt. Medium body, balanced taste. Average
chinchill (579) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Undated 12 oz bottle served in a Trois Pistoles snifter.
A: The beer is a deep reddish brown color with some fine looking carbonation bubbles, all covered by a good sized off-white head. The head reduces to a lasting partial coat and ring, and plenty of lacing is left on the glass.
S: The aroma features sweet malts, with a good bit of caramel, and traces of hops and light floral and smoke notes.
T: The taste is a step towards an imperial amber, with flavors of darker roasted malts than usual, Some coffee and smoke in the finish and aftertaste.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly dry finish.
O: Light in body and ABV for a winter seasonal, with the alcohol very well hidden, it is darker and richer than average for an amber ale.
Eckato (146) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very drinkable ale....pours dark amber with a decent beige head, that sticks around for a while. Nothing bitter or bold...not sure I would say that it was robust, nor would chase a way a cool winter night....not a bad brew though...
Nekronos (3184) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice but very incipit. NIce touches of sweet features and easy to drink watching some tv.
nathan30533 (412) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wonderful looking brew. Good pour with a dark amber color, white head, and good lacing. Not really my style when it comes to taste and aroma becuase I’m a hop guy. Good beer.
PhillyBeer2112 (2437) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fair beer, amber color, spicy hop nose and flavors, somewhat cookieish malts, well balanced and drinkable. Nothing stands out here, doesn’t shout, just drinks.
eausten (3) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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MIBRomeo (2346) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very average winter a bit of grainy sweetness std look and body. Not bad but not memorable.