Bulk_Carrier (2577) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red/brown and leaves the same colored body with a two finger foamy white head that rises a bit and falls at a nice pace but ends up creating a nice soapy looking valley with a ton of speckled foamy lacing all over the place (nice show); the smell is full of malty breadiness up front, light raisin and molasses enter in the background with some extra dark fruitiness entering in the aroma; the taste has caramel and sweet breadyiness with some added earthy orange and nutmeg; sweet sticky caramel aftertaste; sweet dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate for being a darker Winter Warmer, carbonation is pretty smooth and good for the style and for me; overall not bad for a darker Winter Warmer as I’m usually not that into the darker ones of this style, however I would definitely take this one over most of the darker winter warmers
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at brewpub. Dirty dark amber with a beige head. Up front maltiness and then sorta becomes plain and grainy. Easy to drink, mild carbonation, moderate body, caramel, little sweet at first and finishes with a bittersweet note.
ajnepple (3087) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount into my NBB globe glass. Deep amber and slightly hazy with a nice off-white head. The nose is toasted malts, nutty, caramel, light roast, bitter hops and a touch of spice. Similar flavor, pretty mild and easy to drink, not a ton going on. Average body with a creamy feel, soft carbonation and crisp, clean, light bitter finish.
ilovedarkbeer (2406) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish color with a large puffy taupe head. Notes of melon skin, biscuits, toffee, red fruit, and soy.
kaser (3791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Murphy and sons. Tons of head on dark body. Carmel earthy aroma. Taste is somewhat bland. Not strong. Just not much going on I can distinguish. Not bad not good
deyholla (7712) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours a clear amber red with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of sweet grain and caramel with hints of earthy grain and biscuit. Flavor is similar with sweet grain and light caramel throughout with backing notes of biscuit and grass.
Finhead (1308) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish-brown pour with a thin, tan head. The aroma is somewhat spicy with earthy notes as well. It has a full body with thick texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bitter and slightly roasted with a dry finish.
kenter2000 (48) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a nice start but iffy finish. kind of light taste. subtle fruit notes. distant like a dream. I’m watching the expendables sequel as I sip this.
andyhwcinc (1618) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL prior to seeing the band Surfer Blood. I didn’t take tasting notes while enjoying this, but I remember this being a lightly spiced, slightly malty ale that went down nice and easy. Definite caramel notes, just a decent brew.
wlajwl (4430) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mint, light pine and fruit. The flavor is caramel, complex fruit, spices, a small hint of vegetables and a tart and dry finish.