BrewDad (5117) - Olympia, Washington, 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.
Beerman6686 (5067) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a darker amber to reddish color with a white head. Aroma was of light spices, caramel and some toffee. Flavor actually hinted at some belgian character, lots of sweetness and light spicess. OK
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 I’m 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
nuplastikk (4917) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Murky amber-brown body. Foamy off-white head. Toffee, amber malt tones, some Christmas fruitcake/wassail action. It’s not really a great beer by any mean, but it manages to approximate the style well enough. Rich and malty, a spiced ESB.
presario (4817) - 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.
CapFlu (4719) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Pours virtually no head and is a ruby-brown colour. Typical ale aroma of malt and molasses. Initial taste of watery malt, as stated below, then a mid-flavour peak of spice and strong malt. Finishes with a fizzy, hoppy and red wine flavour that fades into dry. Very delightful mix of flavours. Thanks to Crit for this great West Coast experience.
drfabulous (4540) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great bottle. It makes the beer look enticing. The taste, however, is fairly basic for this style. Light, but nothing beyond the ordinary.
ChainGangGuy (4489) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, dark red-brown body with a medium, fizzy off-white head.
Smell: Dark caramel with freshly-grated cinnamon, a whiff of hops, and notes of dark cherries.
Taste: Mild malt flavor with a slight dark caramel sweetness. Hint of chocolate. A pinch of mulling spices blends with the cherry pie fruitiness. Only a very faint hint of hops near the semi-dry finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: While not the most remarkable example of the style, it is still fairly easy-drinking for a lighter winter warmer.
wlajwl (4339) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is mint, light pine and fruit. The flavor is caramel, complex fruit, spices, a small hint of vegetables and a tart and dry finish.
unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. 12oz bottle. Medium brown. Smells like cherries, or maybe some nice mince meat pie. Light bodied, sweet malts. Somewhat balanced.