hopdog (10731) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. 2007 vintage. Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized beige head. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, and some dark fruits. Tastes of toasted caramels, lighter dark fruits, and nuts.6
drfabulous (5843) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Much better than other "winter warmers" Iíve had this year. Strong malt taste. Hops. When English "strong ales" are rich in flavor like American strong ales (but without the heavy taste), then we get something like this one. A very good beer.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mahogany with a great looking tan head. Aroma is caramel, malt, hint of toastiness, plum and mild spiciness. Flavor is sweet, decent amount of fruits and malt, giving way to more hints of bitter and spice. Itís pretty well balanced for a winter ale. Itís not crazy, radical or shocking. Itís just a great winter ale. Iíd definitely purchase this again.
Kevin (2185) - New Mexico, USA - NOV 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. i once knew a Jubel Cain. now iíve known a jubelale. maroon brown body with a nice lasting head. sugary caramel nose with lots of plum and raisin, a bit bready. tin slightly tart sweet flavor, marshmallow, red grape. damn this washes down a burrito well. grahame cracker note thatís nice. something slightly burnt in the finish. flat cherry dirtiness finishes. a good old ale.
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thepilferer (31) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - OCT 30, 2007
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost as dark as a porter with a 2-finger tan head. Slight lacing. Smells of malt, caramel, alcohol and maybe a hint of stone fruit. Flavor is coffee, caramel, then a hoppy dry finish. Nice medium-full body with soft carbonation. Best winter ale this side of Grand Carolus Noel that Iíve tried
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 29, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
excellent beer - rich malty flavor expertly balanced with hops - dark brown pour with light head
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with foamy tanhead. Nose is malty. Flavor is roasted malt, dry, with some molasses and sugar. Dry, clean finish. Good beer
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2007. dark cherry wood colored with a small off white head. aroma is brown sugar, caramel malts, hay and piney hops. nice sweet malty flavor...brown sugar and piney hops again, nuttiness and a lightly bitter dry herbal finish. medium in body and carbonation.
Treephiend (58) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear rose color with a tan head. The aroma is a malty caramel sweetness with a touch of spice. It tastes incredible. Sweet and spicy, very well balanced. Good medium body. Great beer. I wish I could get it every time of year.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow what a beer! Sweet spicy and hoppy aroma with a reddish brown appearance - This is what expect from my winter beer. The smooth and sweet malt component has a slightly bitter finish; both elements are in great balance here. I just wish the alcohol was a bit stronger.