drfabulous (4550) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle thanks to Prufrockstar. Dark black body. Tan head. Chocolate up front followed by a hoppy build. Roasty. Veyr nice.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can @ a recent bottle share... Poured dark reddish-brown with an off-white head. Tasted of toasted sugars, chocolate, roast, and an earthy hop spice. But not too bitter. Not overly complex, but a great drinking winter ale.
maxwelldeux (4102) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours a very dark brown color with a moderate tan head on there. Nose has some caramel and sweet toffee to it. Taste has just a bit of sweetness up front and has a toasty dry finish. Nice.
VastActiv (3524) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 5, 2015 Tap at Fremont Brewing, Seattle. Colour is black with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, citrus, coffee, chocolate and roasted malts. Very hoppy and actually reminds of Plevnan Siperia.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Could easily pass as a sweet/milk stout. Deep black with a lasting tan head. Milkshake-like texture is smooth, creamy and heavy, with only a mild carbonation. Lots of residual sweetness makes it more of a dessert beer than a winter warmer, but it’s a rich and tasty sweetness. Big notes of milk chocolate and sweetened espresso with cream. Soft carafa malts come through nicely. Earthy, herbal and spicy hops are very mellow; 47 IBUs struggle under the weight of all the malts. Overall, it’s a tasty beer; it’s just a little too sweet for me.
JStax (3452) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a beige head of foam. Aroma has a a nice coffee cake, dry, ashy thing going on. Tastes toasty and herbal. Thicker mouthfeel. Overall its really good.
thegreenrooster (3436) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a almost black with a small white head. Aroma is chocolate malt with some deep roast but also a nice hop. Flavor is more of the roasted malt with a surprisingly hoppy backbone. Finish is a little sweet and bitter. Decent winter warmer. None of the flavors really overpowers the other but they are all there.
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
August maroon-amber body. Candi sugar and scotch malt backbone with notes of bubblegum in aroma and flavor. Reserved roastiness. Nice body, alcohol is completely masked. Good stuff.
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at pike. Pours brown with a light tan head. Notes of pine and dark roasted malts in the flavor and aroma. Notes of spice. Was more like a winter warmer + stout. Clean medium bodied palate.
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: black with a reddish hue and virtually no head. Roasted, hoppy aroma with notes of caramel, roasted malts and flowery hops. Flavor is sweet with a long and heavy bitter finish and notes of licorice. And a herbal touch. A little alchol burns through. Soft carbonation, full body.