brokensail (9825) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ City Beer. Mahogany pour with an off-white head. Nose is sweet toffee and dark fruits such as raisin and plum. A decent caramel note, some light spice, and plenty of toast. Flavor is dominated by the sweet malt base. Lots of toffee and caramel. Heavy dark fruit character and a bit of syrup. A touch of spice and roast.
madsberg (9530) - 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.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 13/10/2007
Hop aroma. Bronze mid brown coloured with a passion fruit flavour. Crisp and slightly bitter pale malt finish.
Ratman197 (8836) - 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.
hopdog (8444) - 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.
daknole (8327) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (8167) - 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.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Tasted from 12 oz. bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Medium to deep copper body with a medium head. Hoppy and slight alcoholic aroma. Juniper, hoppy flavor with a distinct alcohol flavor.
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - 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.
JorisPPattyn (7674) - 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?