Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber color, off white head. Aroma of caramel and light spice. Taste is straightforward malt, some bread dough and biscuit. Not bad.
TBone (16159) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 18, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught@RNH. Deep clear amber color, creamy off-white head. Light bodied, watery palate. Ryeish sweet maltyness, grass and spices. Not summery!
Oakes (15615) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 10, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bright copper colour. Toasty, with slight graham cracker malts and full sugary sweetness. Standard amber ale taste...caramel, light wood, vague bread and dull Willamette hops. Uneventful.
bhensonb (14075) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from John’s Market. Darker malt aromas packed by some resiny hop. Reddish amber color with a beige head that froths and laces. At least medium bodied. Lightly carbonated. Turns creamy as the foam departs. It has Xmas spice flavors, malty sweetness, some background bitter. The bitter stays to the finish, but I can’t characterize it, as the malt and spice stay around. It is really good, and not so sticky as many winter ales.
Tmoney99 (13462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark amber with a large light brown head. Well balanced malt and hop aroma. Medium body. Medium bitter and light sweet flavor with a small bitter finish of average duration.
Ratman197 (13254) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear copper brown with a small diminishing amber head. Aromas of roasted malt spices, cocoa and a bit of fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied. Flavors of roaszted malt, toffee, a hint of cocoa and light spices with a crisp lingering finish.
argo0 (13229) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish-brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, coriander, some pine, light caramel. Taste is chocolate and grapefruit/earthy. Watery medium body. Nice flavorful and rather drinkable beer.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish hazy brown with a thin light moka head. Aroma of good c-hops, and fruity esters, with predominant prunes and vinoues notes. In mouth, not too sweet, light nutty malt, with a good dose of c-hops. Now, would the secret spices be coriander and cinnamon? Nice!
bu11zeye (12717) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a deep amber body with a small white head. Aroma of malt , caramel, mild citrus, and spices. Flavor of malt, caramel, and mild hops with a mildly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
GBof A PA-on tap-pours a tan head and amber color. Aroma is malt, nutty, honey. Taste is malt, nutty, honey. Medium hops bitterness comes through. OK/good carbonation.