tightslice (601) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Thanksgiving. Aroma is roast malts, dark fruits. Taste is a lovely balance of fruit, spice, and some dry bitterness. An excellent west coast winter beer.
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is toffee, nutmeg and other spices, brandy, black cherry. Dark brown translucent, reddish hue. Medium white head. Taste is wine , spice, slight bitter aftertaste.
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/red with thick tan head. Aroma of spices and skunkyness. Taste was sweet and slight whisky.
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear chestnut, mahogany, brief light tan frothy head. Flavor is earthy, tannic, dried fruit, chicory. Palate is medium bodied. Overall, there is a subtle sweetness, bug the tannic chicory holds center stage until the finish. Excellent medium weight winter brew.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with moderate tan head. A: bread, caramel malt, vanilla, molasses. T: caramel, dark fruit, oak, spice. Decent cold weather malty beer.
GenDV138 (4106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Thanks Ben! Dark amber with beige head. Aromas of citrus, spice. Tastes of citrus, spice, lemon. Medium body with a dry finish.
scarletfire65 (1191) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home. Red pour with a light brown head.The aroma is toasted nuts, brown sugar, firewood. Sweet and nutty flavor, rich malts, earthy, oaky, some winter spices - cinnamon, earthy hops on the finish. Great winter seasonal.
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Mahogany color with a thin creme head. Lacing.
N: Dry leaves, bark, chicory, squash, some cinnamon, cracker, more grass and straw.
T: Bitter and sweet leaning heavily towards the latter.
M: Medium - light body with crisp carbonation and no alcohol.
O: A classic and for good reason. Goes great with just about anything you throw at it.
b33r (772) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color with thin off-white head and light lacing. Aroma has slight fruits, raisins, plums. Flavor is rich, roasty with some sweetness, nutty, woody, with spices. Very tingly and carbonated. Itís like a spicy brown ale.
jsporrer (216) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle. Dark brown with an off white thin head. Medium body with nice lacing that clings to the glass. Nice aroma of dark fruit with a hint of tart sourness. Tastes smooth with some carbonation. Finishes very dry with not much flavor. Leaves behind a dry feeling on the tongue with mostly cinnamon spice and chicory woody flavor. A little too dry to be very enjoyable. Flavor isnít very complex. Overall somewhat disappointing.