onceblind (3668) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Slightly cloudy dark amber under a creamy head that unfortunately doesnít last too long. Smells like a winter English Strong Ale. Some burnt toffee and a mild tone of oak are on the nose, with some odd herbal bitterness. Taste is a little too bitter and herbal, with not enough sweetness to back it up. There is some sweetness present, but it tastes a little burnt and woody. Perhaps a little metallic as well.
SSSteve (3661) - - NOV 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a brown beer under a frothy beige head. aroma of fruit (tart berries) and nuts. creamy and moderately carbonated palate. full bodied. flavors of berries and nuts with some bitterness.
drfabulous (3646) - 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.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the bottle from Wilburís. Pours a chestnut color with a beige head. Aroma is a bit roasted and a bit chocolate, but the dominant smell is a decent bolus of finishing hops, perhaps Cascade? The flavor is fairly boring to me. I see this beer as being closer to a porter than to a strong ale. Mid-malted, roasted and chocolate flavors match the aroma, but only a whimper of hops at the end. OK, but not great.
wlajwl (3546) - 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.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 05. The lady who served this to me was a hottie. Meeeeooooow! Pours brown with little head and an aroma of spicy malt. A nice malt flavor with a sour finish. Coating palate. Nice brew from a nice brewery.
jkwalking05 (3491) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown in color and cloudy with an average size head. Hop aromas with slight caramel hints. Hop flavors dominate. Not the best as a winter warmer.
Aubrey (3417) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blood red with an alcoholic nose. Crisp -- maybe over-carbonated -- mouthfeel with a chewy, cherry-bitterness in the finish. Slightly bitter and spicy; malts arenít very pronounced. Needs more...
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - JAN 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1st Beer of 07-08 Road Trip with BikesandBeer. Had at Horsebrass Pub in Portland. Pours dark brownish amber with a half finger tan head. Nose is sweet malty and light. Taste was sweet, malty, rich and essentially a pretty nice brew.
jsquire (3336) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a lasting off-white head out of the bottle. Full mouthfeel. Brown sugar sweetness with a faint cinnimon spice and noticable alcohol. Tastey winter seasonal.