mully262 (56) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good winter ale. Nice and dark, hits the palate with all my winter expectations. I recommend trying.
tcuhaimes (5) - fort worth, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance is dark red or ruby. Slight brown head with lingering lace. Aroma is roasty. Taste is toasted malt with a balanced hop finish. Very good beer
cards04 (1196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty good. Pours an amber/brown. Not much on the aroma..a touch of chocolate and malts. Toasty malt flavors with some spice and decent lacing.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another winner from Deschutes. This one is beautiful, ruby red with a lacing head. The aroma is malty sweet with a hint of oak. The flavor has the sweet malt, some caramel and a very nice hop balance. Very smooth and tasty.
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unclemike (2065) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown, good head formation. Vanilla/banana aroma, mild spice. Caramel and banana custard flavor with a balancing nutty and roasted dryness. Nice complexity and balance.
M82 (171) - Kansas, USA - NOV 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vibrant mahogany body flashing amber highlights, off white head leaving dense lace, aromas and flavors of lightly drizzled French toast with a touch of cherry and very soft hop spice on a smooth, pleasant body creating a slightly sticky residual
12oz bottle best by 04/20/14, about a month since bottling
Doaner88 (9) - - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma. A little roastyness, followed by some sweetness and dries off nicely. Gives a little less then I'd like but is still delicious for the winter weather.
Azand222 (142) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours an orange amber with an orange-tan head. The aroma is mild, I get spices and some malts. The taste is spicy as well, hoppy and malty in the finish. Overall spicy and complex, I like it.
ACHops (472) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours reddish brown with super thick off-white head. Aroma is sweet oaky nutty caramel malt. Taste is big lightly roasty caramel malt with a well-balanced bitter aromatic hoppy finish. Rich, sweet lightly spiced earthy strong malt drives the flavor. Tried a 2012 version just before and this ages well. The light hop notes fade but it develops a nice dark oaky flavor. A winter classic, one to look forward to every year.
BOSSbrewer (1021) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark amber/brown with a creamy off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Flavor of of caramel and tobacco. Slight toast on the finish. Smooth and medium bodied. Overall good.