podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish brown with thick off white head that lasts. Malty bready aroma. The hoppiness come through in the taste/finish. Overall a pleasant winter ale ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ben4321 (3356) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Location: Sampled at Living Social Beerfest, 12/6/13
Aroma: The nose is heavy malty and a little off, just not an enjoyable aroma
Appearance: This one pours a dark reddish color with a tan colored head and okay lacework
Flavor: The taste is much the same, malty and not great, nuts, spice, brown sugar, and soap
Palate: The body is medium, it has average carbonation, and a slightly unpleasant finish
I thought this was a pretty mediocre to bad offering. I just didnít find much here to enjoy. Honestly, I donít know if they were pouring from a bad keg, but. It just tasted and smelled off.
Maverick34 (1912) - New York, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Medium to dark brown pour malty bready aroma. Similar taste with caramel and light hops. Ok but could use more daring.
BREWMUSKCLES (2092) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
grapefruit pith with a bit of sweetness and somewhat salty. hop character wafting in a difficult to discern muh about it. some wood and the brew remains caustic with a smooth malty finish.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light caramel malt aroma. Chestnut with a small tan head. Nutty roasted malt, burnt sugar flavor with light bitter finish.Medium body.
Slipstream (1870) - USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice drawing on the label of FI in winter. This here is a malty amber with a nippy bite. Very nice fresh aroma. Flavors of bitter coffee and a dash of strong wine. This has a slightly heavy, off-kilter amber taste. Pretty good.
Chrisxx25 (82) - - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Despite the relatively low ratings this is one of my favorite beers. Itís easy to drink and full of flavor. Aroma isnít the strongest or most complex. Some hops, malt and alcohol are noticeable. Flavor is strong bready malt up front. This is followed by a nice amount of hops and caramel sweetness. It ends with some fruit, not too much but definitely noticeable, cherry and prunes. In my opinion it was actually a very nicely balanced beer.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Cherry/raspberry, toffee malt and alcohol aroma. Chestnut color with minimal head. Slightly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter/astringent alcohol flavor. Pretty rough.
bhensonb (9861) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is heavy brown malt. Hints of hop. Med body. Flavor is sort of toasted vanilla dark malt. There is some hop bitter. The finish is malt bitter. Thereís caramel sweetness, but it overbalances. Not the greatest beer, but certainly a winter warmer of excellence.
Lubiere (9085) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish brown ale with a thick brown head. In aroma, a sweet nutty malt with fruity esters and cinnamon. In mouth, a nice nutty malt with burned caramel, molasses, woody notes, very nice. On tap at Shortyís on 9th Ave, Dec. 29 2011.