bhensonb (8991) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light piny hop aroma, backed by some sweet malt. Very dark copper color with a vigorous beige head that laces a bit. Starts balanced: hop and malt arrive together. For me this is not a common experience. There is spice and a hint of dark fruit - but just a hint. Medium mouthfeel. The finish is light fruit with malt backing. Yet there is hop presence. Very good.
madsberg (8790) - Søborg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. Aroma of fruits, sweetness, some spice, herbs. Flavour of spice, fruits, caramel, herbs, light liqourice and some roast. Medium bodied. Has a herbal and light roasted bitterness in the end.
hopdog (7652) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and muddy amber color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, and a little bready. Tastes of basically the same.
JoeMcPhee (7622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Portland Holiday Ale Festival 2004. Dark brown, some ruby tint, thick lihgt brown head. Sweet bready aroma, dark rye, light spice. Sweet bready malt with honey/molasses flavour before a nice spicy hop finish.
Ratman197 (7618) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a lasting amber head. Aromas of fruitiness, carmel, light chocolate and a light hint of spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, fruitiness and toffee with a smooth malty finish.
JorisPPattyn (7306) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet taste, of liquorice rather than sugars. Some smokey, fading taste; malts but none too pronounced. Neutral mouthfeel, no new aftertaste. A Winter Warmer, this?
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber pour. Off white head that disappeared quickly. Aroma is loaded with caramel malt, some light dried fruit notes and some earthy hops. Flavor starts sweet, caramel and fruit and finishes with a very light bitter, hoppy kick. Pretty good beer.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a transparent ruby mahogany with a small, frothy, spotty-lacing light tan head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramely and grainy English malts with a touch of citrusy hops. Body starts with some foamy carbonation and piny hops toward a thinner, bittersweet finish with some earthy drier malts. An ok English strong ale, but could be a little sweeter.
3fourths (6948) - Straßgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Cask at the brewery. Dark glowing red with a frothy off-white head. Sweet cherries, nuts, nutmeg and allspice aroma, very sweet. Flavor is a sweet woody cherry. Not very spicey or hoppy in the flavor, just a mellow fruity winter ale. Nice.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Poured hazy reddish-amber with a sticky beige head. Caramel, chocolate, and iced tea on the nose with highlights of cloves and light detergenty notes. The flavor found deeper, aged caramel, molasses, and iced tea at the core.. spicy black pepper, clove, and nutmeg accents.. sweeter, nutty finish. Medium-bodied with just OK flow across the palate.. balance was solid. This was quite drinkable, but not great.