jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very good winter holiday brew with a touch of frutiness and an overall clean finish
drpimento (3120) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is from a year old bottle. Aroma is dark malts molasses and raisins dark roots. Flavor is similar to nose slightly sweet some bitter and a little bit of tang, nicely balanced. Very smooth and easy drinking. Great finish. I’d definitely have another.
altonbrownd (5627) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle at Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland. Nice brown bdoy. Nose is malty, caramel and floral. Taste is malty, roasty and sweet. Spicy in the finish. Good stuff.
bdleedahl (175) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Off bitterness dominates this beer, it's not very good. For a strong ale there is very little malt fullness to back the hops that aren't right for this beer. At Hops and Hominy SF.
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ebone1988 (1365) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is caramel, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, nutty and nice. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is malt, slight bitter, light caramel, toffee, and nuts. Mouthfeel is medium body, soft, light carbonation, bitterness from the malt lingering. Overall, it’s pretty tasty stuff.
shrubber85 (10660) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange, raisin, toffee malt, grass, and alcohol aroma. Orangish brown with moderate tan head. Sweet orange, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/chicory flavor. Good body. Nice balance.
Turboninja (493) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@home, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light aroma of slightly sweet berries and a hint of Christmas spices. Dark red color with small natural white head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium slightly bitter and malty taste with berries, some earthy notes and Christmas spices. A hint of hops. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium, malty and slightly hoppy aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, stylish, festive product with a bit too light body.
ljthiessen (1125) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown pour with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is very malty, burnt caramel and brown sugar, hints of dark fruit. Taste is a little sweet but not cloying, nicely balanced with roasty bitterness. Some fruity and spice notes as well.
Drjohnrock (690) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought as part of mix six pack at Hatting’s Supermarket, tasted on February 6, 2016. Very dark brown/ruby hue, pungent spice/coffee/fruit aroma, taste has a lot of coffee, dark fruit spice and some astringency with the balance somewhat off, and the fruit isn’t all that well done. OK but not my favorite beer from Deschutes.
beerplace (768) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 On tap at Bitter Tasting Room. Fruity and a little bit buttery in the aroma and taste. Good balanced.
penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark mahogany with orangeish highlights and a light tan head. Aromas of dried plum, black cherry, dark bread, some spice, earthy, burnt sugars, and roasted malt. Taste is dried fruit, especially black cherry, bread, hint of blackberry, toffee, some roasted malt, and low-medium earthy bitterness. Soft, smooth, medium body. Nice. An awesome English style winter ale. Even after finishing a case I was not tired of it. Malty, fruity, nice bitterness, well balanced. Will probably buy at least a 6pack every winter from now on.