ABUSEDGOAT (2267) - California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orangish brown colored, moderate head, good retention. Aroma is darker bread, caramel, banana, earth, lightly floral. Medium to full body, largely dry finish with a light sweetness. Pretty nice.
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a deep mahogany with a quickly subsided head.
Aroma: Potpourri, apple skin, cinnamon stick, fruity yeast, plum.
Taste: Toasted malts, cinnamon, cardamom, burnt caramel, bread crust, herbal hops. Lingering burnt sugary toasty goodness in the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Complex, tasty as well, very drinkable. One of Eagle Rock’s best yet.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Hazy amber-orange with a finger of frothy tan-khaki head. Fades normal.
S - Sweet caramel and bready malts, banana, clove, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, some citrus zest.
T - Sweet caramel and bready malts, English yeast character, clove, banana, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, some citrus zest.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a sweet and warming finish.
D - Nice winter warmer mixed with old ale. Good overall balance.
can8ianben (1285) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Delicious - full bodied, notes of dried fruit, christmas spices, pleasant caramel aroma. Dark color, smooth sweetness, and perfect for the holiday season.
J_man (651) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet candy aroma with a slight sea salt/rustiness. The Christmas cookie spices come through right away and are really well balanced and not over done. Candied fruit and plum flavors follow with a slight vegetal bitterness near the end. The alcohol becomes apparent but perfectly warming and tying everything together. The flavors linger and make the next sip delicious. Great holiday beer.
dukeredhair (242) - California, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice subtle use of spices, nose is banana bread, cloves, hops. pours red. taste is sweet with the alcohol well hidden. palate is somewhat dry which is surprising for a winter ale and an old ale. I would search this out again and be happy to have it.
beeroverthere (81) - USA - JAN 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2012 Color:Amber
Body:Banana bread, some sweetness, clove
dansac (70) - Loa Angeles, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice, spiced up amber ale. The usual stuff: cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar. Base beer is an amber, some notable malt presence. Pours dark amber, with a moderate head. Smells of holiday spice. Mouthfeel is sweetness, malt, and lots of spice.
It’s a nice winter beer, but nothing out of the box, or very interesting.