Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a light red with an off white head. Aroma was caramel, light toast and some spoiled water. Flavor was light metalic, toasted malt, caramel and some grassy hops.
QuezXLV (395) - Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've amber color and a bit fizzy in the palate. Nice taste but I've had much better of this style.
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wisdomsolo (313) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not bad but mostly forgettable. Has a nice caramel aroma and a sweet flavor.
craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mahogany color with a two-finger beige head. Aroma is caramel, cereal, hay, and a very faint vanilla. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and a lingering salty sweet on the tongue. Overall, it’s easy to drink, not offensive, and nothing special.
subsonic (82) - Pataskala, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Pours a somewhat cloudy dark amber with a white head that disappears quickly. Aroma is fairly sweet and fruity. taste is of caramel malts and light hops. Somewhat spicy ending and noticeably dry.
StuartC (15) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Light intensity of aromas but with obvious notes of yeast-extract - bovril/marmite, and subtle hints of sweetness - possibly dried-figs or banana-bread. The sweetness is more obvious on the palate though this dries almost instantly from chocolate-toffees to cinnamon and walnuts, and offers a very short finish with only a delicate lingering of fresh wholegrain toast. Flavourful, but is either under-spiced or is a new, elegant take on the seasonal winter ale.
mr_h (2447) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirits Company, Glasgow (6.1% abv on the label) - clear amber brown, thin lively cream head, sweet malty aroma, no lacing, sweet malty flavour, fairly high carbonation,
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @Mother-in-laws, pours dark Amber/brownish red. Not a great deal on the nose other than hint of sweetness and you get a sweetish taste to it straight away. A hint of spices on the finish.
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Attractive deep amber color out of the bottle with the smallest of off white heads. Sweet and nutty nose. Caramel sweetness with some light toast, some earthy tones and a hint of fruit.
Hanoi (296) - - DEC 19, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nose is malt, hazelnut, earth. Taste is malt, nuts, some cereal a little spice in a very short finish. Mouthfeel is thin, but with a pleasing warmth. Pretty bland stuff, I’d not bother again, it is not a scottish ale, it’s a bitter.