hivemind (657) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Pony with James, Andy, Feng. Pour was not memborable, very thin head, and I donít remember there being very much of an aroma either. This was thin-bodied and easy drinking, but wasnít a "good" beer in any other way. I tasted a little bit of a grainy maltiness.
jredmond (4014) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at pony bar with Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep murky amber with light off white lacing. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is faint malt, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with bland notes of malt, fruit, pils, light cocoa and spice.
MikeJslc (474) - Utah, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper, clear, off-white head. Aroma of toasted malts, come caramel, light spicy hops. Flavor features nutty, biscuity, toasty malt with a little toffee sweetness, and some piney hop flavor late. Medium-full bodied and lightly warming. Good winter warmer.
JDBaker11058 (922) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: slightly muddy cola brown, with a short tan head. Aroma: slightly piney, catty hops up front, over a caramel and brown sugar spine. Taste: on first taste, itís pretty bitter, with zingy, spicy hops dominating; just a few sips in and the sweet, sugary, bready malts take over with strong notes of brown sugar and molasses. Finish: sweet and slightly spicy, with a bit of a hop zing and almost candi sugar note hiding with some booze underneath . Notes: Started off like a traditional strong ale, ended up almost like a slightly hoppy dubbel. Iíve seldom had a beer that changed character so completely and so suddenly. All in all, not a bad brew.
DMLINAZ (180) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep brown, almost black, from a bottle; nice aroma of malts and hops together. Nice flavor that is suitable for the season; caramel malts with a hoppy punch. Better than the other 2 Iíve had from Full Sail ,the IPA and the Pale Ale.
jimmie65 (305) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy brown pour, tan head. Aroma is caramel, not much else. Light bitter. Flavor is caramel and kind of a dull hops. Heavy and oily.
Considering the name, I was expecting fruit and spices. Itís not unpleasant, but not that good.
BK7 (549) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mild flavors of dark fruit, toasted malts and spice. Light bitterness throughout. A bit thin.
TURDFERGUSON (3565) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose is light roast and spice. Similar flavor. Super meh, done da drayun.
gripweed57 (319) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Reddish brown color topped by a foamy beige head. Rich earthy toasted malt flavor hints at burnt caramel. Flavor is toasted malt and brown sugar. Nice spicy peppery hops and subtle dried fruit combine for a delicious balance that leaves a warming aftertaste.
Pershing (373) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark mahogany with a small tan head that fades quickly. Excellent malt aroma with a nice sharp taste on the first sip. Just enough hops to balance the malt without over doing it. Long spicy finish.