6re99 (19) - Oak Ridge, Tennessee, USA - FEB 20, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nyce.... deep colour, nyce buszzz.. deep flavour, clean, everything you want.. A+ ale....
Tyler*Durden (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby colour with a small, disappearing head. Has an aroma of sweet caramels,with sweet malty flavour and not too bitter finish. Overall an ejoyable beer.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper body, good-sized frothy/creamy light tan head. Aroma has some candy-like spicy hops, some bready rye. Flavor is a decent citrus pulp hop, along with some fruit, toasted caramel and rye which brings up the sweetness a little too much. Its not bad... decent balance, a little sour twang... but okay.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - FEB 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) A mild aroma and flavor. There was a hint of spice at the finish. Quite interesting. I liked it. A Winter Ale that’s almost low enough in alcohol to be a session beer.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark mahogany color, small beige head. Very dark fruity tasting, and sweet along with an alcohol kick. I liked this a lot, more like a quadrupel.
Gmku (296) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really, really nice! The store ran out of this stuff way too fast, too. It reminds me a bit of Robert the Bruce, maybe not quite as full bodied or full flavored. Body is a dark ruby-brown, aroma is sweet and caramel-malty, with just a touch of hops keeping it all in balance. Very enjoyable.
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A strong aroma of caramel malt greets the nose. The beer pours a reddish brown with a tan head. There is a strong caramel malt flavor that dominates throughout.
ATOmemphis (200) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet smell. Dark tan, lightly ruby around the edges of the glass. Creamy head that dissipated. Lots of malt in the nose and its apparent in the taste. Light hops in the finish. It gives it a reasonable amount of bitterness. Very subtle for a winter warmer.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown. Small, tan head with a short life span. Aroma of rich malt, lactose, and subtle spices. Flavor is roasty malt, moderate hops, lactose, spices. Scotch and vanilla towards the finish. Cross scotch ale/baltic porter/winter brew. Rich, smooth body. Very easy to drink. Very good. I’d like more alcohol presence in a winter brew.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/cherry pour. Sweet fruits in the nose (cherry mostly) with an underlying nuttiness. More fruit tartness in the body is balanced with caramel sweetness that lasts into the finish. Interesting take on a Xmas brew - mellow but good.