TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small off white head. Nose is malty, light caramel and spice. Not overly spiced like most winter/Xmas beers, thankfully. Nothing super exciting but a fine and drinkable winter
annunz123 (924) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bread, spice, and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor is definitely different, but not in a good way. Toast, caramel, smoke, and some bitter/sour all compete in the flavor, and nobody wins, especially you, the drinker. Poor effort from a brewery I usually really like.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a medium to large off white head. Malt, toast, a bit of burnt spices, and a hint of paper. Medium bodied, toast, malt, a bit of spiciness. Burnt malt and spices, dry herbal earthy bitterness on the finish.
blipp (6970) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Juniper berries, ginger, hints of spruce, with lightly toasted malts and earthy notes. A bit odd.
gripweed57 (980) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle. deep mreddish brown color with a small bubbly beige head. Earthy woody spruce-like aroma. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor with hints of spruce, brown bread and leather. Dark dried fruits and black pepper in finish. Not worth seeking out.
johnnnniee (2928) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice reddish brown color with a good sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of mineral water, licorice, a bit of brown sugar and a hint of earth. The flavor is really quite bad. Caramel and brown sugar atop a heavy presence of anise or licorice with a metallic earthy almost sulfur flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel. I couldn’t finish this one it’s horrible.
thornecb (4824) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours bright mahogany into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention pancakes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Toasted nut bread aromas. Earthy bitter leaves and twigs upfront and straight through to the lasting bitter root finish. Quite a change. It’s flavor is more like "bitter" liquor than the typical bitterness of pine and grapefruit beer offerings.
joebudzjoe (667) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. I really like Cisco’s beers, but this beer is a dud. Flat woody flavor with a thick, stale hoppiness without any character. Pass.
jkwood04 (4773) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spices and a lot of earthiness, a little caramel and bread, and some light hops. Flavor the same, with too much spiciness. Average texture. A decent beer.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle from Bootleggers) Pours dark amber-brown with a finger of tan head. Aroma features spice (cinnamon, nutmeg, other?) and malt (chocolate). Mouthfeel fairly smooth, a touch thin, with some slight pebbliness. Big, weepy rings of lacing. Flavor of cinnamon-nutmeg spiciness over chocolate and light caramel with a bit of booziness.