Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - DEC 8, 2004
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Odeed for sharing! Carmalized malt, nutty aroma. Dark ruby color with a thin tan head. Really nutty, kinda odd/cheap taste aka over carbonated... Decent but nothing special.
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Ruby amber with a tiny tan head. Aroma: berries, hops, grass, earth, apple, sweet malts. Taste: Hops, caramel, chocolate, tea, lemon, spices, light roast. Medium bodied.
egajdzis (5509) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep amber color with a small, light tan head, that also left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet malts, mild fruity hoppiness, and alcohol (surprising seeing how the alcohol content is only 6.7%). Taste was spiced, light roast, fruity malts, and a light hoppy finish.
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet pour with a medium tan head. Shared with my brother. Malty nose, brown sugar, some yeast. Smooth and malty, sugary to start, choco-bitterness to finish. Very easy drinking, not cloyingly sweet. I like this.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting, light fruity aroma with some sweetness. Ruby colored poured with small head and no lacing. Lots of sweet cherries in the flavor, lightly syrupy, with some hops to balance - slight pine and grass. Not a bad malty, winter brew.
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - DEC 3, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2004 Bottle. Copper color. Spicy, slightly roasty, with a good hop bitterness present. Very solid offering, but nothing that stands out for me.
Odeed (1796) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 30, 2004
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2004 bottle:pours a lovely ruby red color with an average white head.the jubelale contains a bit of hops and sice in the aroma.it has a very distinct taste.first some spice,then lots of dry hops,and finishes with a bit of carmel malts.this is yet another good brew from deschutes.
skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap. This is a solid winter beer, with a dry oak nose, but a bland taste (low spicing). It is redeemed by its hop content and dry finish. Mildly roasted.
boto (1922) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle: This one pours a reddish-brown color. It was clear, with a small tan head. The head disapated rather quickly. I was suprised by the amount of hops in the nose. They were just above a fairly nice sweet, malty nose. Some roastiness to the taste, with plenty of malt and a touch of bitterness thrown in. A touch dry in the aftertaste. A really nice beer.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2004
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This one was poured a nice brown color with some yeasty floaties throughout...THis beer is very heavily malted with a lot of caramel flavors...Hops semmed to be very understated but present...Good roasted qualities and a nice warming effect...Cheers to Gromit for another good brew