Dogbrick (9156) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Indra for the trade. 2002 Bottle: Pours a rubicund color appropriate for the season, with a medium thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy. Medium-bodied with flavors of malt, cinnamon, licorice and some hops. Finish is nicely spiced with a caramel aftertaste. Well done.
crossovert (8815) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Has flavors of molases and nougat, very smooth beer, fresh hops are grassy and herbal. Nice.
shrubber85 (8738) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Orange-caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Dark amber with large head. Sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel hops flavor. Light body. Okay.
3fourths (8495) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 Has to be tasted at room temperature. Dark brown, nice dark tan head. The smell resembles an abbey dubbel, strangely enough. Clove and bananas are mixed with pine, scotch, cinnamon and alcohol in the aroma. Mouthfeel is even, a little heavy, but just slightly under the texture of a porter. Flavor centers around the hops, but only a small influence of the cascade, which is quite nice, so it must the chinook and nugget that Iím mostly tasting. Fairly even throughout, with a nutty finish. Funny how the hops are subtle in the flavor but very apparant on the palate, as it leaves you quite dry (think cotton-mouth). I am completely overrating this one because I have a history with it and am quite fond of the winter memories of which itís become a part.
arminjewell (8463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish brown pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of lots of caramel, molasses, lots of nutmeg, cinnamon, hints of a grassy note, some red fruits in there as well. Taste is a mix of red fruits, some cinnamon, touch of grass mixing into some caramel, toffee, and molasses, finishing fairly sweet, slightly spicy. Decent.
DocLock (8376) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to RobertsReality for this. Slightly turbid dark copper with a huge off-white head. Aroma of malt, hopcit, fruit, spice, slight peat. Tastes malty, with fruit and spice, and a medium palate. Very nice.
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is fruity hops like all Boulevards that I have tried. There is a bit of spiciness as well, but I am having a hard time picking or pointing out the maltiness. Creamy, off-white head with good lacing but no retention. Murky, dark orange body. Malty and very sweet flavor, not bad at all. Watery mouthfeel with fizzy carbonation.
BVery (7598) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 BOTTLE: copper/amber appearance, taste was citrus/orange/spice with caramel and malt.
sebletitje (7430) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber/orange, off whtie head.
Aroma is malty, some christmas sipces and light caramel.
Taste, caramel malts, spices, yeasty with some pine hops in the after taste.
Finish is lightly bitter with hints of caramel.
Ughsmash (7323) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 bottle. Poured clear, coppery amber with a creamy, well-retained cap of khaki head. The aroma picked up darker nutty notes and molasses, accented by Christmasey spices and some warmth.. eventually some green apple skins came through. The flavor had some darker fruit join the nutty and molasses notes at the core.. nutmeg and white peppery spicage throughout.. there were hints of the green apple, but it never really got in the way.. warm, tasty finish. Medium-bodied with rolling carbonation through the palate.. the spices worked well here.. Iíd gladly have another.