Spab (2578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Niagara Falls Wegmans. Pours a deep orange colour with moderate-sized off-white head. Aroma is lots of berry, some other sweetish fruit and a unique herbal character. Flavour is fairly sweet with cranberry and other berry, some apple and lots of herbs. Body verging on full. Pretty interesting.
puboflyons (2233) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 750 ml. bottle. 2014 batch. Nice amber pour with modest off-white head and great clarity. The aroma has all kinds of stuff going on including berries, malts, clean hops, and herbs but I would say the fruitiness is the most forward sensation. The body is about medium but smooth. The taste highlights the berries and fruity character above all with a nod to spices and a mild bitterness. Fairly refreshing.
oRos (1201) - sacramento, California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Bruce. Pours Orange gold with white head. Taste is some berry. With a dry slight tart finish
jsmerig (1297) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear reddish brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma of berries cherries and fairies and syrup taste is a balance of sweet with mild tartness. The finish is bitter with cranberry.
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EvanFriend (317) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cranberry juice shines through (they could have used a bit less), a definite aftertaste of birch (if you’ve ever used a birch twig as an emergency toothbrush in the woods, you’d recognize it), along with herbal notes. I really like the birch flavor. A lot of these Dogfish Head historical ales taste like malt liquor with some extra flavors, but this one is different. Best one I’ve had so far.
Scouser (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2014 Pours a beautiful red amber colour, no head or lacing. Aroma of raisins and Belgium yeast. An sour sweet apple flavour upfront, followed by a rasin flavour, then wait for it like 5 seconds yep a nutty after taste. This is a complex brew. Love it! Thanks Mandi.
DrinkinWell (291) - - NOV 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a coppery orange. Sweet floral notes on the nose. Herbs, spices, tart berries. An interesting fruity, herbal ale.
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, amber with a small, off-white cap.
Aroma is lactic berry, cranberry.
Flavour is milky sweet, berry and fruits, malt, creamy, sweet....with an acidic tartness.
scoth (529) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear orange-amber with a medium beige head, excellent retention, very fine lacing. Malty aromas, biscuit, lemon, cranberry, herbs, pepper. Medium body, creamy, smooth but tart. Medium sweet, strong cranberry tart, with slight bitterness and lingering herbal notes. Enjoyable and off-centered.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Pours a clear reddish color with a thin frothy khaki head that dissipates to a layer of foam. Aroma is reminiscent of cough syrup, with sweetness countering soft cranberry notes. Flavor is a bit more bitter, with cranberry at the forefront. Acidity balancing the alcohol fairly well. Body is a tad light, with carbonation a touch high, and noted alcohol warmth.