jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy off white head. Notes of cocoa and berry with a subtle bready ness. Taste is maple cocoa and bittersweet cherries. Mouthfeel is slick and full. Aftertaste leaves a lingering bitter and tart finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to someone for sharing this at bu11zeye’s 10,000th tasting in April 2012. Amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some caramel and toffee notes. The flavor is similar with caramel, toffee, spice and tea. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/mahogany with a lasting head. Slightly sweet aroma. Smooth, creamy and sweet. This is certainly a winter sipping ale and at 7% should warm up those winter chills. Very well balanced flavor with a rounded finish.
jkwalking05 (3971) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Rated in April 2012 (Backlog) - Amber in color with a small off-white head. Aroma is of malt and caramel. Taste is the same.
suprchunk (2420) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber colored pour. Small off-white head that quickly falls to a few bubbles. No lacing. Malty, vanilla, caramel aroma. Sweet malt flavor with a hint of pine. Not bad. Especially for not being Winter any longer.
Ostomo517 (73) - 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 (626) - 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 (1550) - 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 (2281) - 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 (147) - 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...