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 (5745) - 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 (5977) - 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.