blankboy (5625) - 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.
HogTownHarry (5912) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Clear fairly deep copper-amber, small beige creamy/bubbly head. Dry toasted caramel and generic hop bitterness, hint of alcohol and maybe a touch of cocoa powder. Taste is not bad - plenty of sweet roast caramel malt, but not as dry as the aroma, cereal grain and not much alcohol at all - nice smooth buttery sweet malt finish. Sticky, average body, not much hop or astringency to balance what is essentially a slightly spicy malt treat - but Iím not complaining. Iíll drink more of these.
drinkinjersey (10) - brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. poured amber-brown with a thin off white head. aroma was rich with caramel malts. caramel malts even mroe apparent in taste along with hops and nice bit of spiciness.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown body with an off-white head. The aroma is mostly sweet caramel malts with some toasted hints as well. The flavor follows the aroma with a hint of citrus and grassy hops.
dkoonce (906) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Copper-brown, with a thick, loose, off-white head. Spicy aroma, with a evident alcohol. Medium body, with a heavy malty flavor that fades into a metallic finish. No alcohol in the taste. A bit too spicy for me.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from DRE. Medium brown pour with aroma of caramelly malt, some brown sugar, nutmeg, hops. Tastes caramel malty coupled with slight brown sugar and X-mas spicy notes, and a twinge of finishing hops.