slowrunner77 (7261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Scores a touch low. A wee heavy this is not, but it warms up nicely to be a malty toffee and fruit forward Scottish ale. Very light smoke and hops. Finished sweet. Pleasant, if not too complex.
onceblind (5724) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep chestnut amber with a head that recedes really quickly. Sweet raisin and lightly cherry accented toffee nose of winter ale malt. Smooth and sweet nutty flavor with some nice dates and cherries with a doughy brown malt and belgian candy sugar. Nuanced and flavorful but needed more body.
HourGlass13 (334) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head, nice lacing. Aroma is malt, a touch of skor candy. Flavor has that same candy like molasses, a touch of dates, and some toffee notes. Moderately thick, smooth, easy drinker. Enjoyable brew this year.
rjmc64 (35) - Deer Park, New York, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light brown pour, nice off white head. Caramel, malty nose. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet malty flavors... too sweet maybe? Not much depth in the flavors.
SG111 (611) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 On tap in Brooklyn. Clear golden color small head sort of soapy looking head. Aroma is lit bit of wet cardboard hops caramel, honey. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toffee sweetness. Not bad. Very light, malt forward, drinkable. Nice winter beer. Nice bit. Of spice but it’s light.
graham_murphy (452) - - DEC 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Very malty with sweet fruity and biscuit notes. Not a lot of flavour coming through from the hops. Yes it’s an ale for winter nights.
markas101 (2027) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Zyn. Transparent iced tea appearance.. Subdued bready malt aroma. Mild flavour, malt predominant, with a medium nutty finish.
Namespayne (64) - - DEC 5, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is raisin, spice, fruits and ale. Not much bite to this, not too much flavor either. A bit caramely on the palate. Meh.
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ttoadee (1009) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper pour, small tan head. Nose is caramel malt. Bittersweet. Middle is mild sweet caramel spread over dark bread, hint of cherries. Finish shows a light woody hop push. Good with sausage, potatoes and carrots.
redtechnj (265) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Clear, reddish copper with a fluffy white head. Nice lacing.
Aroma- Sweet, hoppy, Nice roasted malts.
Flavor- Caramel roasted malts. spices, medium bitter finish.