magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky medium brown with thin head. Not much taste, tasted like miller light with spices. Did not think much of this beer.
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a light head no lacing. Aroma is small sweet (peppermint) cloves and spices. Very watery with a mellow sweetness minty spicy with a hint of apple and cinnamon. Too watery it like it attempts all this great ideas for flavor and fails at each one.
slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Humbug! Whoop! One fine beer. Well balanced Winter warmer. Bottle-poured into a Trappist glass. Very nice lacing with a lasting head. Clove/Pine flavors give a real spicy, íChristmas í feeling. Excellent seasonal brew. One Good Ebenezer leads to another...
NNCRed (17) - Idaho, USA - DEC 14, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From 12 oz bottle. Dark amber color, but not a lot of action going on in it. Smells of spices and fruits and tastes the same, but sadly the amoma is stronger than the flavor. Decent beer, but not a great winter warmer.
MeanMountnMan (15) - Nampa, Idaho, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 APPEARANCE: Dark amber, with a white head.
AROMA: Caramel, apple, spruce
FLAVOR: Good balance, Caramel sweetness upfront with spruce and spicey character showing up later to bring an appropriate bitterness to the mix. Aftertaste of biscuit and slight hops.
PALATE: Nice feel, a good solid beer. Not watery or thin.
OVERALL IMPRESSION: This is a beer with big flavor, but still it is smooth and drinks rather easily. I recommend this one.
Serving type: bottle
mattyvolz (12) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle to pint glass. aromas of toffee and malt. color is slightly hazy mahogany. enjoyably bitter taste. overall good beer but not a great beer
SAEEJam99 (11) - Florida, USA - MAR 28, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
very thin head. Thin mouth feel. I can't put my finger on what it is, but I just don't like this one much.
Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good this year. Amber and opaque. Nice legs. A little bready flavor but the malt and caramel mix well with it which some donít like but I love. Bitterness is almost perfect. Good winter warmer.
rmeinert (7) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep crimson with only a small head that soon dissipates. Nose: very sweet with a slight hint of alcohol, very much like the same brweries amber ale "ropewalk" only with a bit more oomph. Palate: a pleasant malty sweetness that is remeniscent of a good marzen. Not much sense of the substantial abv. Finish: just a little bit hot but not at all unpleasant
cflores (6) - USA - MAR 19, 2008 does not count
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This beer has lost most its appealle since the reformulization of 2004. Far too much like a heffy now and lacking in body and over all flavor, that is unless you like a mouth full of lemon peels.