harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best by 23FEB12
A: deep brown with cherry hues. finger of light tan head falls quickly to a sheet of the same. spotty lace.
S: smells of metal with some malts and some herbal hops. Pretty weak.
T: Dark cherries, sweet malts, some tannins, some hops. Interesting. Nice at warmer temps.
M: Medium with fine and prickly carb.
O: Iíd drink it again, but I wonít stock in the house again probably.
Serving type: bottle
vikingguy (746) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber with big foamy head. Sweet caramel and resinous hops on the nose. Taste- ample grassy hops, molasses and just a hint of Christmas spice. Pretty good.
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Oogiee (70) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, chocolate, resin, ocean smell, vanilla, butterscotch, brown, red, tan foam, dense, light sweetness, very bitter, chalky.lfull body, average carbonation, bitter, astringent,
mikedR (869) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice. Reminds me of a Christmas ale but without the spice. Solid malt bill with added hops. Solid B.
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That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle and the label says, "available for 90 days only." Says enjoy by 2/28/2014. So...how is this beer already oxidized? Aroma is cardboard, nail polish remover, and some weird cooked vegetable character. Flavor isnít too bad considering. Still drinkable, but really would have liked to try this fresher.
gavriend (5) - - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pour. Pours dark brown with medium head. Has a malty taste that is easy to drink.
Brentv (204) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From the bottle, pours brownish copper with beige head. Aroma and flavor have a little bit of citrus and caramel, neither sweet nor bitter. Not much else. Simple beer. Good carbonation.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with a tan head. Roasted grain and caramel aroma. Malty-nutty flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. It is like an imperial american brown ale. Festive but not very complex. A bit more residual sweetness would make this much more interesting.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown with red. Clear. Good light tan head. Malt driven. Slight dank edge like North Coast and Mendocino beers. Dank lees. Cocoa, chocolate. Off dry to dry. Slightly bitter. Medium weight. Reasonably balanced. Lacks depth and length. Easy drinking.
Jow (1818) - New York, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got some interesting news and didnít want to head home so stopped at draught 55 although not much excitement on menu so went with this serviceable brew. Pours dark amber with thin head. Nose of toasted malt. Tastes of toast, some dark fruit, pine, and earthy bitterness. Thin palate.