bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber-brown color with hardly any head. Descent tasting seasonal ale, but not overly impressive.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Max’s. Cloudy brown color, medium tan head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is slightly boozy caramel, light pine. Plain.
argo0 (11530) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy dark brown body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, roasty/burnt caramel, some nutty, light sour cherry. Taste is medium sweet, nutty, some caramel, roasty, light astringent. Creamy medium body with low carbonation.
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thinks this bottle is from Archer Liquor. Pours ruddy copper with a good tan head. Aroma is a bit papery with dark roast malt. Medium body with average carbonation. Flavor is darkish roast caramel with chocolate hitting the tongue sides. Or so it seems. The chocolate malts make it a bit astringent. A non-spicey xmas ale. And not all that sweet. Good drink.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 26, 2009
Source: Taco Mac, Prado
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet spicy malty aroma, cinnamon
Flavor: rich malt flavor, touch of caramel sweetness, balancing spicyness, light bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Tmoney99 (10660) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured dark clear brown color with an average off-white head that diminished slowly with fair lacing. Moderate spicy chocolate aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium spicy sweet finish of moderate duration.
Lubiere (9999) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown ale with a thick moka head. A nutty aroma with light chocolate notes and hops. In mouth, a solid nutty malt, with light molasses, some British hopping. Medium bodied. On tap at Ballpark brewpub 24 Jan. 2009.
Ratman197 (9794) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap@ Falling Rock poured a clear mahogany with a large lasting amber head. Aromas of toffee, raisins and roastiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, toffee, and dark fruit with a smooth, slightly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (9681) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours mahagony, walnut brown with a foamy off-white head. Cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla notes, aroma is fruity hop and malt (cookie) with trace yeast. Yeast bomb, malt (grain) flavor with medium sweetness, no acidity or bitterness, caramel notes. Medium bodied and smooth, clean palate.
adnielsen (9077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Tap @ Denver location. Dark orange appearance with a tan head. Somewhat spicy, mild cinnamon and mint, mild caramel malty nose. A bit spicy, cinnamon caramel malty, lightly herbal flavor. Not all that exciting.