fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - JUL 5, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught at Ginger Man, 36th NYC
Amber color; creamy head; nice lace. Very nice aroma of sweet caramel, hop, pine needles and some fruits (pink grapefruit). Full mouthfeel, good malt, a lot of residual sugars without being cloying, powerful and aromatic hopping, both fruity and resiny. Excellent.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber beer with light haziness. Fresh piney hop aroma over a soft sweet caramel malt base. Brown bread and a touch of spiciness as well. Warming brings out some peach/orange hop aroma as well. Flavour shows toffee, caramel, and other medium crystal malts. Light spiciness and pine flavour. A disturbing hint of diacetyl that I’m not a fan of, but otherwise a decent, if uninspired ASA.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed on cask at Cole’s Cask Ale Fest. Very rich and good (great) malting. This year’s edition is much more a dark Belgian and not an American pale at all. A great cask.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-12-06. Dark mahogany brown body with a smallish foamy off-white head and some lacing. Light sweet aroma of malt, muted spices. (7+) Smooth average plus palate is very lightly carbonated. (3+) Rather good. Touch muted at times but lovely overall. <i>Cask at Coles, Buffalo</i>
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity at BT. Pours an amber brown body with a lifeless tan lacing. Aroma is very hoppy pine, grapefruit, and caramel. Drinks with a heavy hop body initially and then finishes very light with honey. This was excellent.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask at Buffalo Cask Ale Festival. Pours Dr. Pepper red with a thin beige head. The aroma is fruity and floral hoppy, like an orange hard candy. The flavor is caramel malt, oranges, candy sugar and floral hops. Seems a little bit muddled, but really it is quite nice and drinkable.
Theydon_Bois (5201) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the brew pub, Chelsea Pier - 01/03/12.
Listed at the brewpub as 9%ABV and titled ’Hoppy Holidays’.
Mid brown verging on dirty orange in colour with a small to medium white head.
Hoppy citrus nose with sweet malt and caramel background notes.
Again taste is citrus but not mega hoppy, get a little biscuit and caramel and grassy notes.
Medium bodied and easy drinking for it’s strength.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
[1887-20081206] Cask. Dark bready yeast and tea aroma. Clear, dark red amber body with quick white bubbles. Sweet honeyed hoppy bread malt flavour notes a heavy yeast. Medium body. Nice sweet and enjoyable, like the hops.
(@ Cole’s; Buffalo, NY)
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Blind Tiger as Hoppy Holidays ale 9.2%. So I dont know which entry to use for this one? Pours a deep amber, clear, nice head. Aroma is green, grassy, hoppy, caramel malts, toast, light sharpness, light burnt note, citrus and orange. Flavor is more citrus,, caramel malts, toast, biscuit, molasses, earth, and a pretty clean bitter finish. Pretty nice and very easy drinking despite the high alcohol and makes it stand apart from all the other high abv beers that were hard to drink last night.
swoopjones (4890) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ Coles Buffalo NY . Medicinal & Herbal hop flavor with sweet malt flavor. Citrus hop presnece also. Pretty good offering