larryLSB (439) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12oz into a goblet. Medium-dark brown with a medium tan head. Nose is a mixed blend of sweet aromas and a bit of spice, quite busy, but oh so nice. Taste is on the sweet side, full bodied beer, nice, thick and a bit chewy. Good stuff for the holidays.
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Nice looking clear orange brown brew wtih light tan head. Aroma is doughy earth and a little zesty spice. Taste is a great malty celebration that unfolds on the tongue like a lightshow unfolding before your eyes - sweet, earthy, dry spice, a final huzzah of mild hops at the end. very tasty.
cbfobes (2349) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Barrel House, pours a clear dark brownish red with a creamy tan head, aroma is very roasty with a ton of Carmel and malt with a little bit of spice, the flavor has a really sweet front end with lots of caramel in the finish, spices mixed in as well, not bad.
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good winter ale. Pours a darish brown with a small beige head. Roasted malt wirh sweet sugar orange bitter.
rubbishystuff (1880) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the French Market. Lovely stuff. Rich fruity ale, slightly spiced but not overly so, like a brown ale but with more boozeiness. Serving: Tap
OsuStu (79) - - NOV 15, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Dark, deep brown with a red hue. Thick tan head, heavy lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, berries, prune. Lots of chocolate, dark fruits, plums, spices, dark soil, humus. A touch of bitter hops. A bit of a sticky, filmy finish.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014. Bottle into a tulip glass. Deep mahogany pour. Thick cream head. Aroma of vanilla, dark fruits, light coffe. Taste is creamy, lightly bitter, fruity, chocolate, light roasted coffe. Smooth finish. Pleasant, warming.
HuskerTan (573) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - NOV 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A- Malty, alcohol, subtle spice, caramel.
A- Deep mahogany color, clear liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, slight citrus, slight spice, subtle caramel, toasty, floral, slightly bitter, alcohol.
P- Medium body, thin texture, average carbonation, malty finish.
O- Was a little disappointed with this one. Didn’t get really anything I was expecting from it or at least it was all very subtle. Mostly malty and a little underwhelming, but the color was gorgeous.
arkurzynski (1591) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep reddish brown. Nose of spicy fruit and toasted caramel malt with citrus hops. Flavor is similar with dark fruit, toasted malt and citrus hops. Mild alcohol spice. Somewhat sticky.
monk191 (1093) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An ok winter ale. Not balanced very well. Pours a beautiful deep red with a super thick tan head. Smells of cherries and caramel. Taste however is quite hoppy, with a bit of Malts in the finish. Tasted at the BevMo Holiday Beer Fest.