nick76 (4370) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is toasted and spicy with pine hops. The appearance is deep amber with a foamy head. The taste is bitter and strange. The palate is typical for a seasonal. Overall a dud.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a dark copper color with a decent off white head. The nose is bready with a little spice and sweetness. The flavor has light fruity notes with a mix of spices, nuts, and wood followed by a rather abrupt bitterness. It finishes off dry. Decent but a little herky jerky.
DocLock (9675) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours clear cherry wood color with tan head. Nose is vienna malt, some butyric acid, and brown sugar. Tastes of caramel malt, cinnamon, brown sugar, and some definite butyrides. This one is OK, not something great or even good. A rare miss from Cisco after the great draft lineup at Capone’s.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Capone's. Amber pour with a small sized off white head. Caramel, malty, with some spices.
portableparty (2279) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours copper red orange with a tight khaki head that settles to a foamy soapy film and shows minimal lacing. Aroma is strong pine hops and booze with some rye bready notes. Taste is more of the above with resinous pine bark rye bread and finish boozy. Palate is medium and chalky and boozy.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6536) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled on draft at 3R6P this beer poured a dark orange-brown color with a medium sized foamy beige head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was bitter pine, molasses, cherry and nut. The flavor was intensely bitter and piney with notes of molasses, caramel, resin, a notable boozy presence and rough fruity hops. Long dryish finish of rough piney and fruity hops and lingering booziness. Ok.
PorterPounder (7112) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 12 oz bottle. Dark orange leading to light brown with a sticky khaki colored head that leaves plenty of sticky lacing. Aroma has some spicy notes with hints of nutmeg and cinnamon. flavor is hearty and warming with some peppermint, a touch of nutmeg and various Christmas spices. Back end has some gumball sweetness to it. Thick enough mouthfeel. Nice.
Aurelius (5004) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet, fruity/fruit cake aroma. Bad label, longneck bottle. Clear, darkish ruby brown, not much head. Tangy, malty, citrus peel bitterness, difficult-to-describe spiciness, notes of tea. Medium heavy body, long spice-bitter aftertaste. One’s enough. ABC Betton.
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 5, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber-brown with a nice beige head. Smells like chocolate. Tastes like cloves, cinnamon, pepper, hints of ginger, some malt. Very bitter finish, lots of herbal, piney and earthy hops. Sharp. Medium body. Felt like this was not a very balanced product - too much bitterness, did not leave much room to spices.
jimhilt (2547) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a four-finger khaki head that fades quickly leaving some lace. Crystal clear, deep amber color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Piney, citrusy nose and flavor is spicy citrus, dry light bitter finish. Unusual winter brew. $2.35 for a 12oz bottle from Bert’s Better Beers Hooksett, NH