hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, sweet, almost like a mild scotch ale. Taste: sweet and malty, but with an off metallic flavor, and stale malts. not good.
jlf278 (287) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
NIce looking copper ale with light head that fades after a minute or two. Smells nice and hoppy with some malt and walnut. Tastes like Iím sucking a copper penny. A little sweetness as it warms up to combat the metallic taste. Thin on the palate, but not watery. Not a terrible beer, but wishing I didnít buy a 6 pk.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAR 5, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a sparkling red ale with a decent khaki head that lasts pretty well and leaves great lacing. The aroma is of deep sweet malt touched with grassy, floral hops. The body is quite full and it has a creamy mouthfeel. There is a slight astringency on the finish. The malt is almost tart and itís well bittered. It tastes like a good Scottish ale. There is a bit of alcohol rumble at the end. I had to have a second one right away!
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper pour, diminishing beige head. Malty aroma with notes of fruit†(sour cherries), caramel, cake, bread and tin. Sweet flavor. Lightly bitter in the end and through the finish. Smooth with syrupy feel in the finish. Medium to full body. Doesnít seem earthy enough nor chunky enough for the style. Still enjoyable as a winter ale.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - FEB 23, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ugh not a good one. Poured a dark amber/orange color with okay head. Aroma was very piney. Flavor was much the same with some caramel and some type of spice that overwelmed me. Very thin mouthfeel almost watery.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a clear bubbly copper-amber with an average size lasting off-white head. Aroma of slightly toasted caramel malt, grain, light hops, a hint of maple syrup and spices -- not bad. Flavour of caramel malt, quite grainy, some spices and nuts and a significant amount of alcohol in the lightly bitter finish, more then there should be in a beer thatís only 6%. Medium bodied. Itís alright, nothing special but itís decent enough.
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark copper, with a one finger head that fades quickly to a thin ring. Despite just having a thin ring of foam, thereís quite a bit of lacing left on the glass.
Smell; very sweet aroma up front, and mildly fruity. Thereís not much of a peat or smokey quality in the aroma, but still not bad.
Taste; sweet caramel malts, with a little bit of brown sugar are the dominant flavors, as well as a mild earthiness. In the finish thereís a little bit of a spicy hop bite.
Mouthfeel/Drinkability; mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a low carbonation, giving this a rather smooth feel to it. Drinkability is good if you can handle your beers on the sweet side. For me, I would only be able to have one at a time due to the sweetness.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - FEB 12, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, Purchased a single for $1.50 at Whole Foods in Falls Church, VA. Pours a watery brown with a toasted yellowy head. Smells of winter spices, maple and chocolate. Taste is also sweet chocolate, maple syrup, nuts and wintery spices. Full bodied but not overwhelming, even a tad woodsy. Decent brew.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hop Devil Grill: Poured a clear dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma smelled of fruit and black tea. Lightly fruity flavor with a touch of apple. Mildly sweet.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got some sweet malt in the aroma.Pours a dark copper with red highlights.Has a large off white head.Lots of sweet malts in the flavor.Medium mouthfeel with some malt and slight alcohol in the finish.