Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, special procurement. Red with a thin white head. Cherries in the nose. Nice balance with slight sweetness rounded by a peppery aftertaste. Not bad.
egajdzis (5194) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark copper, purplish color with a small off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus and grassy hoppiness, and some light vanilla as well. Taste of sweet and roasted malts, lots of fruits, and a light bitterness from the hops.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at the Papago Brewing Company tavern in Phoenix, AZ. Pours a semi-clear, dark copper amber brew with a creamy and thick off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of dark caramel malt, some flowery hops, apple skin, and some pitted dark fruits. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of dry caramel malt, apple skin and some dried lemon zest. Finish has a dry bitter aftertaste with a caramel malt and apple skin aftertaste.
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy dark copper brown body with a light khaki head. The aroma is light and sweet with cake donut and hints of dried apricots. The body is highly carbonated, but it is not distracting. The taste is dried apricots and black tea. There is also some roast and hints of light coffee in the finish. A nice brew that was worth picking up.
Thorpe429 (5006) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of chickencoop. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium brown with a thin, off white head. The nose brings a small amount of spice forward. I think Iím getting cinnamon and nutmeg, but never entirely sure. I really need to start having these beers with my spice rack nearby. A bit of caramel and toffee in there as well. Taste is a bit of doughy bread with light caramel and some spice. Light to medium body with good carbonation levels. Not at all overspiced, this drank pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
kramer (4684) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle, via acertain. Dark copper pour with a minimal fleeting white head, almost clear. Malty nose, slightly sweet with a cinnamon spice complement and light alcohol. Sweet malt up front with a slightly hoppy and spicy finish. Notes of cinnamon and yeast with light alcohol. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation yields a slightly sticky and cloying mouthfeel. I donít especially care for the spice profile of this Christmas seasonal, there just doesnít seem to be any complexity or depth to the flavor.
BrewDad (4632) - Olympia, USA - DEC 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark bown with a slight haze to the beer. Nutty with a strong Caramel flavor. Liiked the light hops but seemed to be lacking a winter flavor that you look for in this type of beer. Did not get that overall good warm beer flavor that these should and will give off. Better luck next time Bridgeport.
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber pour, with a fizzy head that disappears rather rapidly - mildly oaky nose, with a lot of toffee and treacle sweetness, mild fig, a touch of obviously intentional oxidized character, slightly buttery notes - flavor of semi-dry, biscuity malts up front, followed by light cask-ish notes, moderate toffee, a touch of plum, light chocolate - finish is lightly bitter, with mild buttery notes - quite authentically british - fairly tasty.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shipped to me by my wife on a trip to Portland. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured an orange-brown color with a huge foamy beige head that lingered and produced great lacing. The aroma was malty, sweetish and had touches of molasses and fruity hops. The flavor was malty, toasty and nutty with notes of vanilla, cream, cherries and caramel. The finish was long, sweetish, malty and fruity. Moderately full bodied. Interesting.
presario (4533) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish.