two7offsuit (403) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark golden color with an off white head. Aroma and flavor of subtle malt and spice.
redpooba (402) - Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a light white head. The aroma is subtle like the air in a wheat field. The flavor is full bodies and reminds of a peaty scotch more than a winter ale. Overall it is very smooth and well balanced.
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njnut (395) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into english pint, a red brown with a pff white head. Some co2 but not lasting. Malt is the aroma and taste along with a sweetness and some cereal on the finish. A bit more watery than expected in a winter ale. Not bad,not great.
DrinkinWell (389) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark translucent brown. Almost imperceptible spiced aromas. Tastes of malty bitterness with hints of cinnamon and tarragon. Not a very interesting Ale.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into Sam Adams Lager glass. Pours a deep ruby red-brown, clear, effervescent, with a persistent, fluffy off-white head. Nose is a bit roasty, a bit of breadiness poking through, some fruity esters. Flavor is mildly roasty, bready, breadcrust, and some definite dark fruity esters. Finish is a bit odd, very estery, a bit roasty. Mouthfeel is smooth, softly carbonated, medium bodied. Nice enough beer, but not the best in the pack by a stretch.
leebotton (386) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very bready aroma with caramel cereal tones. Deep red with just a few bubbles. Small bubbly mouthfeel with some deeper malty flavours and a citrussy zing. A little dull, although the flavours are good.
onlyrocknroll (379) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty, fairly complex and very drinkable. Aroma of caramel malt, lightly balanced by a mild bitterness, Flavour of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, mild bitterness, gentle citrus.
ESBob (379) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a fantastic copper red with medium off white head that laced rather nicely. Malty, bready aroms, with slight hoppiness as well. Taste is roast malt, some chocolate and tofee notes. I liked this offering from Brooklyn.
bob_w (373) - new york, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
i got this at a deli, and god knows how it’s been handled. i’d guess poorly, based on the bits of solids in suspension. i’ve had this in better shape, and i’ll definitely re-rate when i can get a fresh bottle or pint. but... sweet malt note, almost creamy nose. deep amber color. solid body. creamy aspect to the flavor, not bitter. some oxidation. there’s some bitterness in the finish. this one is just past its prime, not handled well.
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.