thornecb (3973) - 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. Itís flavor is more like "bitter" liquor than the typical bitterness of pine and grapefruit beer offerings.
jimhilt (2340) - 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 Bertís Better Beers Hooksett, NH
beerfest5 (837) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was really hoping this wouldnt be a winter seasonal like Ciscoís "Santas Beered", cause that tasted like cough syrup. This had the aroma of east coast hop variety ESB, color is ruby red to maroon. Obvious roasted malts with a nice hop kick in the back, a little spice to make it interesting.
PorterPounder (4942) - 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.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - APR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Was not bad. Veyr nice and spicy in aroma. NOt hot but vey rich in extra ingredientss at least. INTeresting one.
porterhouse (1581) - 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.
Aurelius (3719) - 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. Oneís enough. ABC Betton.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a clear reddish copper color with a thin tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, some toast and a spicy finish. The taste is spice, apples, toasted malts, caramel. Medium bodied.
BroSpud (1523) - , Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Pours ruby red with a light tan head. Sweet malt with dark fruits and black pepper. Itís OK but nothing great.
TURDFERGUSON (3741) - Carrboro, 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