jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich light tan head and amber/red color. Aroma is sweet caramel-medium malt, secondary spices, some fruit-cherries. Taste is spices, some fruit-cherries, secondary sweet caramel-medium malt, nutty/husky. OK carbonation.
Beerhunter111 (11051) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml Flasche. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel orangebraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, nussig, leicht fruchtig. Geschmack fruchtig röstmalzig, nussig, Karamell, würzig.
FatPhil (10992) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 16, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
355ml bottle (Bacchanalia, Cambridge, for Snow@ChrisO)
Mega mushroom aroma. Dirty taste. Sticky. Really not a good drinker at all. Sorry guys, don’t hold this against me.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Winter Ale
Appearance: hazy dark red, fine beige head, srippy streaks of lace,
Aroma: sweet dark caramel aroma with floral and earthy hops,
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, nicely balanced with an earthly quality, touch of candy sweetness, nice spicyness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10830) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Vulcan Beverages, Birmingham, AL. Pours sparkling dark brown with an average creamy light brown head, mostly lasting, good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cookie), light hops (herbs), average yeast (dough, leather) with notes of butterscotch, honey and apple. Medium bodied, creamy texture, average carbonation and a creamy finish. Moderate sweetness, light acidity and bitterness; sweet roasted caramel malt flavor.
Drake (10695) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2008 12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Charlottesville. Pours a dark red, clear, with a one finger head. Low retention and decent lacing. Very earthy aroma with some nutty dark fruit notes. Taste is caramel, nuts, stone fruits, raisins. Medium bodied.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber/red color. Aroma is malty, some spices, caramel malt and some good fruitiness. Flavor has a touch of hops that melds well with the caramel, spices and bit of dark fruit. Good beer. Goes well with enchilada pie!
hopscotch (10123) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2007 Bottle... Clear copper ale with a mid-sized, creamy, khaki head. The nose is malty, beefy and herbal. The flavor is beefy and kinda funky with earthy, peppery notes. Moderately sweet. Medium-bodied and oily with tingly carbonation. Bland, lightly bitter finish. Well, that was a bit of a disappointment.
Sammy (9677) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007 edition thanks to crushinator. Te aroma is consistent with the Scottish style, malty and peaty. It drinks very smooth, even creamy above average mouthfeel. There is lots of lace. It is very drinkable for the style, which is a swallow ata time.
Dogbrick (9611) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew is a mostly clear deep mahogany color with a medium and creamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel and fruit. Medium body with flavors of malt, brown sugar and caramel, plus some soft fruit. The finish is malty with a hint of hops and spice aftertaste. Decent overall.