tcane7 (1670) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Alla Spina. Pours a murky maroonish brown with frothy beige head and nice lace. Nose of caramel, dark fruit, roast, dried fruits, chocolate. Medium body. Malty flavor with notes of dark and dried fruits. Pretty decent seasonal
hockey9930 (200) - - DEC 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep Amber and two fingers of tan head. Aroma of vanilla and toffee. Sweet but way more hops than comes through in the nose. Flavors of spruce and toffee. Medium bodied.
solidfunk (5996) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some oak and plenty of caramelized malt. Pours maroon with ok head. Light sweet finish. Some peat and light basement aromas. Tap at Galaxy Hut.
Lowe1983 (1401) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a mohagany color with a tan head. Aroma is mostly caramel malts with a hint of spices and chocolate malts. Flaps is light at first with a hint of chocolate malts. Finishes with some spices. Not the best but had its moments.
jsnicholas (437) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: (12oz $1.50) Reddish brown with tan head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma was light. Taste starts mostly roasted malts. Some toffee. Very slight bitterness in the end. Very nice.
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A lightly spiced seasonal winter beer. Okay flavors drinks fairly smooth no after taste malty not hoppy.
tightslice (602) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Thanksgiving. Aroma is roast malts, dark fruits. Taste is a lovely balance of fruit, spice, and some dry bitterness. An excellent west coast winter beer.
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is toffee, nutmeg and other spices, brandy, black cherry. Dark brown translucent, reddish hue. Medium white head. Taste is wine , spice, slight bitter aftertaste.
ozzy70 (271) - - NOV 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown/red with thick tan head. Aroma of spices and skunkyness. Taste was sweet and slight whisky.
MaltOne (288) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear chestnut, mahogany, brief light tan frothy head. Flavor is earthy, tannic, dried fruit, chicory. Palate is medium bodied. Overall, there is a subtle sweetness, bug the tannic chicory holds center stage until the finish. Excellent medium weight winter brew.
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->snifter. Dark brown with moderate tan head. A: bread, caramel malt, vanilla, molasses. T: caramel, dark fruit, oak, spice. Decent cold weather malty beer.