cstuartj (853) - Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark burnt coffee color. Thin cream color. Nice nose and clean taste. Yumm.
BillWyce (615) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes: pours a slightly hazy nutty-brown with a very small, thin, light tan head. Aroma was mild-nutty malt with some mild spice notes beneath. Medium-bodied, but with a nice depth to it. Evergreen taste up front mixed with a lingering nutty flavor in the finish. Some spices mixed in as well, perhaps allspice and nutmeg.
stouby (3426) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Mammoth Mountain Inn.
Light brown with a beige head. Aroma heavy malty, caramel, roast, nutty notes, medium hoppy. Flavor moderate sweet and bitter, in a good balance. Medium to full body, a little alcohol and strength is felt. Very good!
jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a two finger cream head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Opaque brown color. Nose is burnt malts and flavor has hints of caramel with roasty bitterness. Lingering bitter aftertaste. $1.85 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits, Acton, MA.
adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home. Deep brown appearance with a brown head. Mild piney hops, caramel malty nose. Nice caramel malts, toffee, mild to medium earthy/piney hoppy flavor. Sweet yet bitter flavor. Caramel, light pine aftertaste.
Sammy (7709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Has a faint hint of spice on the nose. Pours coca-cola brown with an inch of white head that doesn’t leave a ton of lacing in the glass. Not a lot of expression on the tongue. Finishes quickly in large part because of the watery mouthfeel.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegman’s Leesburg. It pours a dark cola like color with a small off white head. The head fades pretty quickly. The nose has nice dark fruit notes, some fruitcake, and caramel. The flavor is malty, but not overly sweet with a nice bitterness to help even things out. Bread really comes out but the caramel stays restrained. The stone fruit notes add depth. Medium bodied with lower than average carbonation leading to a surprisingly bitter but short to medium finish. An enjoyable brew for sure.
Mora2000 (5128) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee malt with some holiday spices: mainly nutmeg but a few other spices are mixed in as well. The flavor is full of holiday spices and caramel, as well as quite a bit of grassy and piney hops. This is definitely a highly-hopped winter warmer. The alcohol is also present and seems like it is higher than 7 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3665-20110403] 12floz bottle. Mildly floral grains aroma has a little wet malt thing going on. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy wet malt flavour is a little harsh. Medium body. Interesting to sample but would not want a pint. (5/3/6/3/11+) 2.9