BryanOBryan (2) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a hearty winter ale. The initial taste and aroma is malty. It has an intriguing fruity/spicy taste with a strong taste of hops as it goes down.
GJF (1160) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice. A lot of malt and a bit of alcohol warmth, even thought the contentís not that high. Lots of malt with a spicy hop finish. Wish Iíd bought more.
beertholomeus (384) - California, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a reddish amber with a khaki head. Malt, biscuit, earthy hop, chocolate and spice aroma. Sweet malt, biscuit, caramel, chocolate and light spice flavor. Medium body and carbonation. Malt and slightly bitter finish.
jrodooo5 (702) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite different for a winter ale. Cool reddish pour w/ a big foamy head that leaves lacing. Aroma is well blended concoction of malt, hop, & some spice. Unfortunately I donít get much spice at all in the flavor. Itís malt heavy upfront & finishes w/ bitterness. Itís solid!
bulldogops (839) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating #797 - December 2, 2013 - 8oz on tap at Beer Revolution. Opaque brown pour with a bubbly tan foam that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is bold, earthy, clove, nutmeg, turmeric. Lightly carbonated. Smooth mouthfeel. Medium-full bodied, this packs a punch. Strong alcohol character balanced by the gentle bitterness of the zesty, earthy hops. Hint of toffee and chocolate, plum, raisin, allspice. Absolutely superb.
fezzy (62) - California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice mahogany color with a creamy tan head manages to sell me that this brew could actually resemble an english strong ale, combined with the bready-dominated nose. Taste is richly malty, a little nutty, some mild spice, just a touch of citrus, and nicely balanced by reasonable hopping. Not a bad year for this seasonal brew (which is a bit different every year).
uhclem (332) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice beverage for the winter season.Good balance of malt, hops and spices.
Sammer (969) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is a warming blend of roasted nuts, malt, earth and baking spice. Very nice.
PetesBeers (7) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice lot of complexity. A good, nutty brown ale. From the hand-pump at the Wheaty. xxx
tgrganto (2) - lockport, USA - DEC 14, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Nice of white head taste really good, citrus one of the better beers I have found at Wal-Mart