HopDevil1979 (117) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich and malty with a meat and potatoes body. Hard to have more than one in sitting. Flavor is intense, but get to me half way through the beer. Donít know if I could rock this again. BAH HUMBUG!
cyanescens (159) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I thoroughly enjoyed this beer. Delicious and rich malts and hoppy bite. Full body, strong alcohol, bitter balanced by sweetness.
Wegro (332) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 19, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2007 Rerate: 2007 Bottle. Man, whoever designed that bottle mustíve had a field day. WEEE!! Woody malty aroma, pours a murky dark mahogany with an offwhite head. Huge malt flavor and dark fruits with some hops and acidity in the finish. the malt in this is fantastic. In one word, this beer is YUMMY!
raphael (973) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tangy, citrusy, slightly sweet aroma. dark amber with a light brown head. smooth with a little weight across the tongue. bright hops at beginning and end with a light caramel middle--the blaance a little tenuous
brstp (201) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2007 2007: Ruby brown color, aroma of cherries, caramel, plum, prunes, yeast. Lots of cherries in the taste, almost Robitussin-like, some yeast, sweet bitter finish, bready. Medium body, sticky mouthfeel. Each component seems to work but not sold on the beer as a whole.
2006: Hazy copper brown color, yeasty caramel aroma but pretty weak, malty bitter taste with a little chocolate and cherry. A little spice for the winter. I had a 2005 a couple weeks ago and donít remember it being as good as this one.
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 bottle from BeerandBlues2. Pour clear dark red to brown color with a big tan head. Aromas are cherry, clove, nutmeg, honey, cooked sugar. Nice dark cherry flavor with a subtle blend of spice. Strong bitterness. Hefty palate. Really pretty enjoyable beer. Thanks Brad.
DocLock (8386) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Jake for this. Pours hazy deep ruby with 2-finger khaki head. Aroma of cherry, nutmeg, caramel malt, honey, brown sugar, and some grapey fruit. Tastes spicy and malty, with some cherry and grape notes, plus brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon. I even got a hint of strawberry from this. Medium to dense palate and very complex. This one is great.
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Copper red and clear. Well blended aromas of coffee and nutty malts. Big flavor to start. I was reminded of pecans and almonds. Softens up in the not too long finish. Easy drinker. A well thought out winter style beer.
troysworktable (109) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Jubelale begins clear reddish-brown with an average off-white head that leads to good lacing. I smell slight roasting, mild coffee, some grassiness, a minor hint of banana and other fruits. The initial flavor is strong, starting with a kick that mellows out and drops off. A nice balance of malt and hops. I like this years batch better than I remember last year or the year prior. An enjoyable brew. One of my favorite winter ales.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark ruby with a fading beige head. The aroma is banana, raisin, spice, and a faint hint of chocolate and zest. The flavor is pine, burnt toast, and alcohol. The finish is dry and toasty. The mouthfeel is a bit strange, in a way I canít quite place. Pretty good in all, but seems out of balance to me.