eaglefan538 (2950) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a deep amber, pretty much copper color, decent initial off-white to tannish head. Aroma is juniper, light peat and scottish malt type aromas. The flavor is astringent, caramel, juniper or light spicing (even though they say it isn’t spiced this year), some peaty touches, and some bread. Mouthfeel is slightly acidic, thin.
fiulijn (16462) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at Hop Devil, NYC
Amber color. Light aroma. Flavors of caramel, light toffee. Ends also with a lot of caramel and light butterscotch.
Silphium (3188) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from shigadeyo. Deep clear red body, thick puffy buff head. Aroma of toast and butterscotchy caramels. Thin, tart and sweet toasty, caramely, nutty malts punctuated by butterscotch and light grassy hops. Seems a bit stale and cardboardy. Too thin to carry the acidity.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Yawn. Smell is a faint malty, somewhat hoppy aroma. Color is a very nice looking amber color. Flavor is pretty weak -- very watery, not much going on here. Pretty boring.
Blackbarrel (116) - new york, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Christmas cake. malts and cherrybrandy in abundance with shades of plum and fig. Thick and heavy. watery after taste.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JAN 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (12 oz.) - Pours thick dark amber with foamy off-white head with a good amount of lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and caramel. Palate is a medium to thin, very smooth with a touch of carbonation. Upfront taste is caramel and malt sweetness. Follow through is more of the same with a hint of nuttiness. Aftertaste brings out a nice touch of piney hops. Overall, a very good Scottish Ale. Very sweet and malty throughout and perfect for a cold winter day.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle best by April ’07. Poured a dark amber with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma found malts and nuts. The flavor was of caramel, spices, and al slight toasty. Medium to full body that is sweet throughout.
surf1284 (91) - USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown, with a thick beige head. This one is pretty sweet. Good beer for the holidays.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Shigadeyo. Pours a translucent brown with a beige head. Very strong nutty and toasted malt aroma. The flavor is very sweet, with notes of nuts, berries, citrus, and caramel. Slightly thin finish that has a moderate amount of lingering sticky sweetness.
somecrzyguy420 (13) - schenectady, New York, USA - DEC 29, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good holiday beer, thick head, kinda nutty, good color and palate, sweet after effect, tried to find again, no dice