craig220 (313) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a mahogany color with a two-finger beige head. Aroma is caramel, cereal, hay, and a very faint vanilla. Taste is medium sweetness, lightly bitter, and a lingering salty sweet on the tongue. Overall, itís easy to drink, not offensive, and nothing special.
joeymacaroni (309) - Wagontown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours light chestnut brown with a tan head, not much lacing. aroma is faint-light fruit, spicy, malty notes. a little caramel. flavor is spice, plum, malty caramel. finish is slightly warm, malty. a little dryness in the finish, but a little too watery for my taste throughout.
DrinkinWell (308) - - 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.
bconch (305) - - JUL 31, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taken from old notes. Nose had almost a sourness to it. Not sure if bad bottle or not. Taste is sweet malts. Finish is dry and sweet.
MXD (304) - Gatineau/St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 30, 2010
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours brown, pretty much translucent. There was no head, but there was a small lace. Aroma is honey, veggies (?), leaves (?!?!), pineapples (?!?!?!?) and wood (normal). Taste is somewhat leathery, earthy, with a healthy dose of caramel. Call me "undecided" in regards to this one. I just donít know what to say. Some very interesting aspects, some others a little... well... puzzling.
falco242 (304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber pour, very light head. Aroma and taste is malty with a slight hop finish. Spice notes throughout and just a bit sweet. Not bad, but better winter brews.
SG111 (302) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2015 On tap in Brooklyn. Clear golden color small head sort of soapy looking head. Aroma is lit bit of wet cardboard hops caramel, honey. Flavor is cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toffee sweetness. Not bad. Very light, malt forward, drinkable. Nice winter beer. Nice bit. Of spice but itís light.
warhawk91 (302) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint at The Tavern in Farmington, CT. Pour is dRk amber with a fading off white head and not much lacing. Smell is caramel some dark fruit and faint hops. Taste us sweet and malty with caramel, plum and spices. Very mildly hopped. True to many winter styles. Not bad.
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demdeac40 (299) - Etowah, North Carolina, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice amber color with a medium off white head. Malt sweetness on the nose with some heavier fortified notes in the back. Scotch like notes with mild alcohol. A litte sourness was unexpected and didnít seem quite right. Overall not bad.
njnut (299) - 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.