ddfrazee (66) - Flat Rock, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2011
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown, thick head. Very spicey smell. Skip over this if you can. Bland and more bland.
daknole (10346) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Brownish pour, tan head. Aroma is cardboard, spices, brown sugar....flavor? Much the same...pretty bland and something odd and artificial going on.
SDalkoholic (2261) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUL 25, 2009
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from liquor store in North Park. The aroma has a sourness scent to it but also allows for the added spice to still be relevant even over a half year old. Appeared as a brownish tea color with a small fizzy head that disappeared quickly. Flavor is a tart and flat taste with small traces of spice but this has just been sitting too long on the shelf. I can imagine it tasted well spiced and balanced fresh. In my opinion if a brewing company doesn’t take back old stock once it’s expired they should be penalized with the score of honesty. Doubt I will buy this again if I see it during Christmas time for the current year. Drained the rest of the bottle out.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Newport Beach Brewing Winterfest, this was a tasty, spicy brew. nice
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster – Bootlegger’s Brewery – Fullerton, CA
Nice winter ale with a good Earthy flavor. The spices where tasty and had a nice finish. This was a great beer for sitting by the fire. It was not too overpowering which made for a nice brew.