Boutip (4509) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 22, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a medium brown color ale with a small foamy head with limited retention. Aroma of light roasted malt with some subtle semi-sweet caramel malt. Taste is also dominated by the mix between light roasted malt and caramel malt. Body is thinner then I would have expected and no hops presence could be detected. I thought this one was definitely lacking character and end up being quite boring.
omhper (18969) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - MAR 20, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Oliver Twist, Stockholm. Clear dark ruby, rich creamy head. Spicy cardboardy nose. Sweet and medium bodied with rounded mouthfeel. Some fruits, evident blunt crystal malt character, lots of paper mash. Fairly low bitterness. A style of beer that solely relies on malt character, and in this case that malt character happens to be simplistic and harsh. A huge let down.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at New Beer Distributors. Pours a nice deep amber color. Tastes malty, spiced and has notes of sweet dark fruits. Overall pretty nice for a Winter Ale.
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bodyís a reddish chestnut and for a brief while it sports an off-white head. Itís a straightforward brew, sweet and malty with a touch of woody bitterness in the finish. Uncomplicated, but tasty.
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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 (2112) - 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 (5803) - 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.