jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2005 Dark amber body with a small white head. Muted hops and malt in the aroma., not much there. Mild hoppy bitterness with ambiguous citrus and resin. Average palate. Undistinguished.
shadey (1823) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber color as to be expected. Thin white head with some lacing. Aroma is different. Lots of scents here... a little sour, a little doughy, a little alcohol which is surprising for less than 5 percent. Flavor is dry. you know the hops are there, but they donít really show themselves in the flavor. An odd amber, but definitely one that would stand out in the pack.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (12oz). Deep clear amber with a smallish beige diminishing head. Mild aroma of slightly sour malt, hints of hops and fruit, light chocolate emerges as it warms, but itís seems a little off. Taste isnít bad - slightly candyish malt with a chocolate milkshake character, a hint of peat to counter the sweetness - like a slightly spicy brown ale. Mouthfeel is ever so slightly syrupy, flat, extremely watery. Not really bad, but a bit of a miss, Iím afraid.
Nejhleader (1150) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent brew. very smooth. was a bit dry, hint of a fruitish flavor, nothing to outstanding, but good.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 27, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(12oz bottle, best by 4/06) Crystal clear copper body topped by an off0white head that leaves nice lacing. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, some peach, strawberry. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, strawberry, some earthy, light astringency. Light-medium body.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
brewtopia 11-12-05. This was weak all around. Poured tan with off white head. Nose was fruity and spicy, when I found it. Taste was ok, alcohol was weak.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 Bottle... Clear, amber ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. Great retention. Soapy, yeasty nose. The flavor is lightly bitter. Medium-bodied and dry with moderate carbonation. Boring finish.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear dark copper with a small off white head, notes of spice, some malt, in the aroma, flavor is fairly malty, some notes of roated malts, lightly bitter finish, some floral notes detected, slightly watery. Needs some improvement.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coleís. I was quite surprised to see a winter ale on tap right now but whatever, Stone releases their biggest beers in the summer. Amber in color, creamy beige head. Nicer balance between the malt and hops, sweetish malt up front followed by some piney hops, a little bready. Medium bodied. Not bad.
bigrond (1413) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a good cold wheather beer. Tastes good on tap.. Had a bottle a didnít like. Stick to the tap, much better