Travlr (17713) - 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.
Leighton (15354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear.
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle on Amtrak Train 27 - The Empire Builder ( from Binny’s South Loop) - 04/11/12.
Clear chestnut brown with a thin off white head.
Dark toffee on the nose allied to dark fruits, a little spice and some medicinal tones.
Taste follows nose with a little cruit cake mix, malt, bread, raisens, sultanas and dates.
Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
A little on the dull side.
bhensonb (12960) - 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.
argo0 (12509) - 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.
Tmoney99 (12413) - 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.
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.
Ratman197 (11778) - 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.
Lubiere (11586) - 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.
Drake (11116) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2010 12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear ruby red color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of earthy and butter notes with leafy hops and a spicy finish. The taste is caramel, toasted malts, spices, citrus and a buttery note. Medium bodied.