rondphoto (3743) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Jungle Jim’s / Cincinnati OH --- Light aroma of malt and spice. Nearly clear amber brown color, beige head that quickly drops to a thick rim, lace that slides back in. Taste is assertive hazelnut and malt that moves through a medium fizzed swallow to mild hops in a medium finish. Nice balance between the nut and malt. Could drink again.
Darkmagus82 (2216) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance- The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny fizzy off white head. The head fades very fast leaving just a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is big of a sweet caramel and doughy smell mixed with a very strong showing of hazelnut. Along with these smells comes some aromas of molasses and a decent showing of some fruitiness. Overall the aroma of the brew is quite nice and inviting.
Taste – The taste of the brew begins with a rather strong sweet flavor, being a mix of a lightly roasted bready tastes mixed with a stronger showing of some caramel and doughy tastes. There is a little bit of a hazelnut flavor which grows stronger as the taste moves onto the end. Along with these nut taste, even more sweetness and a rather decent showing of molasses and a bit of harvest fruits hits the tongue. In the end, when a little bit of a spice flavor of cinnamon and nutmeg as well as flavors brown sugar and molasses coming to the tongue, one is left with a rather sweet and malty taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the slightly thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the rich and sweet flavors of the brew the feel is rather nice with it creating a good medium for the flavors to be sensed on the tongue.
Overall – A rather nice sweeter brew overall. Lots of rich sweet flavors in this one without a whole lot of booziness sometimes found with winter warmers. A good brew overall.
oldrtybastrd (4914) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice dark brown color. Aromas of nuts/chocolate/caramel. Flavor is nutty with a nice sweet honey chocolate taste and a little coffee bitterness.
GTAEgeek (1843) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2016 12 oz. bottle. Pours a beautiful ruby color, with a medium, frothy head that leaves a persistent film and good lacing. The nose is peat and hickory smoke, bitter pecans, pine sap, and pumpernickel. Sweet and malty, with a pretty strong bitterness that balances and dries it out well. Medium to heavy body, thick, and a little acerbic. This is a big, malt forward ale, and quite tasty.
Travlr (20282) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of nuplastikk, thanks! Dark clear ruby maroon color, thin light tan head. Aroma of cocoa, subtle dark fruit. Taste has prunes, plums, chocolate. Not bad.
nuplastikk (5675) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Filtered brown body. Thin beige head. Starts off pretty classic and true to style but finishes kind of thin and hollow. Allows the malts to shine in a unique way, this does come off as a Strong Ale despite the semi-reasonable ABV. I like Brown Ales, but this really lacks life. OKish.
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty decent winter warmer. A nicely understated amount of spice and a solid caramel base.
shrubber85 (10225) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Light chocolate malt, hay, and quinine aroma. Orange-brown with small head. Lightly sweet chocolate caramel malt and mildly bitter herbal quinine flavor. Boring and not particularly pleasant.
Patrickctenchi (5783) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy brow with a small tan head.
Toasty caramel, nut scent.
Taste is the same....a little metallic/herbal, slightly bitter nuts, toffee malt.
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of toffee and caramel. The taste is somewhat similar, with a sweet body and smooth finish. Pretty tasty overall. 6% alcohol.