Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent ale, nose smelled strongly of celery salt. Good balance of malt and bitterness with a nice warming effect.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a ruby red color. Nice frothy head that tan in color. Smell is of dry wood and mild flower aroma. Highly carbonated and the taste is a bit hard to feel out. Def fizzy and spicy.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subdued aroma for the style. Mostly caramel, some dried fruit. Good rubyish dark color with not much head to speak of. Nondescript mouthfeel, sweetish flavor, aroma and flavor very similar - no surprises. Bready malts with no layers of complexity.
amceachern99 (70) - Albany, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick tasting. Has a nasty aftertaste.
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Aroma is malty, but not too strongly. Nice head and color. Taste is strongly malty with some spice coming through at the end with a hint of the alcohol. Pleasant and wintry. Overall a good ale.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generous head, with large-ish white bubbles that laces down nicely. Found no dregs in this "bottle conditioned" ale. Deep amber color. Malt notes in the aroma. Nice, smooth palate, with a sweetish tendency, but the bitterness in the aftertaste balances this OK. A bit too bubbly maybe. Not bad.
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
If I could just smell this beer, it would be fine, but sadly, the taste is less rewarding. If I could prolong the brief initial instant of flavor of earthy hops, and mixes of deep malts, I would, but as amceachern said, the aftertaste is fowl.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nicve heady winter brew to warm the bones on these uniquly cold valley nights..its nice and english witha a sickly sweet amber tatse and clour that makes for a nice brew cheers
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More ho-hum than ho-ho-ho, this one’s got enough malt to fit the program, but is not too distinctive otherwise. Goes easier on the spices than some warmers do, so that may appeal to some.
kenter2000 (52) - , 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.