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, there’s quite a bit of lacing left on the glass.
Smell; very sweet aroma up front, and mildly fruity. There’s 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 there’s 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 (5984) - 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 I’m not complaining. I’ll 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 (911) - People’s 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 (7502) - 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.
EithCubes (4628) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Malty and lightly herbal nose with caramel and a touch of dust. Looks to be the he redder side of amber combined with the browner side of copper, with a short tan head. Crisp mf and a medium body with light alcohol. Cherry accents on the thick layer of malt, caramel and light earth, definitely chewy. Light nuts and red berry. Light, natural fruity sweetness with really no bitter- or sourness. Tasty!