kbjames (244) - Utah, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a decent beer with OK taste. It was fairly creamy with a decent amount of malt to it. I would recommend this to anyone for the style.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep red color...Fluffy tan head that leaves excellent lacing on the sides of my glass...Lovely floral hop aroma...Taste is slightly roasted and spicey but is followed by a crisp hop bitterness...A good seasonal very warming...Cheers Gromit another winner
mjg74 (2688) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma consists of some hoppiness. But aroma is mostly sweet and malty.. Flavor is sort of sweet and piney.
Also has a fruity hop flavor.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruit, alcohol, toffee aroma. Nice brown body. Taste is slightly spicey, with alcohol, nutmeg, toffee.
IndianaRed (2738) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Pours a clear dark redish brown witha small off white head that quickly settles but still manages to maintain nice very resilient lacing. Aroma is a very nice plum cherry fruity combo with an alchol, almost cough syrup hint. Flavors are consistant, pitted fruit, alcohol is up front but not too strong. A bit of cherry throat lozenges and nsome nice dark malts. Easy on the hops. Palate is not particularly rich and the aftertaste is a slightly smokey somewhat bitter wood/grass flavor.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2004 edition: pours a dark red color, thin head but thick creamy lacing. Much like Snowcap but a little more malty and sweet, very smooth and well balanced, not as hoppy and bitter as Snowcap. A very solid Winter Brew.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep crimson color, clear and light at bottom, and adorned with a generous, cream-colored head of foam.
Aroma: interesting...a bit harsh at first, whiskey-ish, alcohol stands firm and foremost in the nose (though it’s not terribly strong), with underlying fruit (plums, cherries, berries, grapes) and spices, and it becomes sweeter and rosier as it unfolds.
Taste: very agreeable on the palate, quite smooth and mellow, with with a rich, roasty, tasty flavor all the way through. Highly drinkable, medium bodied, decent, fruity finish. A very happy little X-Mas brew, certain to please even a Scrooge. Humbug, this ain’t!
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Ruby beer with a nice off-white head. Nice hop profile-citrus and some spice- with some malt backing. Aroma of citrus hops. Light bitterness with an underlying roastiness. Well balanced.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a small whitish head, light lacing. Ruddy in color. Aroma is malty and some spice notes. Not really full bodied. Taste is malty with slight spice bite and a hop finish that is light. Not bad.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. Sweet spicy aroma, very malty with a slight hop backing. The taste starts very sweet and malty, slightly roasty and ends slightly bitter with a little of the spice jumping out near the end. Mouthfeel is a little thin in my opinion and i wish this brew used a little more spice to keep the aftertaste lingering around for a while.