OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Pours a clear deep red amber with an off white that retains very well
S - Biscuity malt with a dose of green citrus hops mixed in. Water chestnuts, faint hints of spice reside in the background.
T - Caramel malt with a tinge of metal. Citrus and pine hops back the malt and provide good levels of flavor well as some peppery spice. Some maple floral sweetness combined with a nutmeg sort of spice. Hard to pin down. Has some strawberry rhubarb tang on the finish. Aftertaste is a balance of malt and clean hops.
M - Full bodied, lush type of carbonation.
A different take on the style for sure. Low on the spice level. Nice malt and nice hops. It actually makes me think of summer rather than winter. A great beer on any occasion.
Serving type: bottle
jcweaver (740) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark copper with a small, tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel, spices, dark fruits and a touch of nuts. Slightly sweet flavor of caramel, spices, dark fruits, light nuts and a touch of chocolate. Similar finish with some added earthy hops notes.
BeerKurve (358) - - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark Brown color. Floral Hops, Caramel, Yeast and Malts on the nose. Taste has a fair caramel flavor along with some strong piney hop notes; Aftertaste has a a bit of a resin-like feel to it, which I think hurts the flavor. Body is fairly light and very low on carbonation, and itís got a very creamy texture to it. Aside from the creamy texture and palate, there isnít really anything special here.
porkdiggity (107) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another underwhelming beer. Ok aroma and flavor, but nothing distinguishing about it.
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Dfonorow (805) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber/red with a small off-white head. Decent lacing. Aroma is fairly straightforward - toasted malts, crystal malts, slight citrus, slight spice. Taste is a bit sweeter than the nose, notes of caramel, dried fruits, biscuit, and pepper spice.
Beerathon (792) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the hops in this, especially for a winter ale. Big white fluffy head and burnt orange color. Not overly spiced, which is nice. A bit of a sweet malt backbone with a slightly floral nose.
maekchu (1463) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Village Wine and Spirits in Athens. Very gentle coffee nose. Reddish/brown, 2cm rocky tan head, and lotsa carb. Heavy dark caramel initial / harsh resiny hop bites and some spice in mid / goes to sweet malt, and leave a powdery choco note on the tongue. Medium body. Not bad. Very malty. Has a dirt sort of feel to it.
b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amber with foamy off-white head that dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of caramel and spices with a touch of chocolate. Average on the palate. Alright.
devman171 (512) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours amber from a bottle, little head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, spice, herbs. Taste is malt, some bitterness, but a crisp mouthfeel. not tasting much spice, which is good. Unique and tasty, cant place the style.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - FEB 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice and strong. Alittle bit tiring after a while. Nice to drink in a couch whie watching some good tv show.