magsinva (844) - Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bruisin’ Ales - Entering old ratings from October and November 2012, reviews to come... Eventually.
trujahwarrior (461) - Monroe, Washington, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish brown with a light off white head with light lacing. Smells of spices, dark fruit, pine and grapefruit. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hop presence. Mouthfeel is medium and creamy with great carbonation. Overall this is one of the better winter seasonal beers I’ve had this year. Reminds me of a red ale with extra spices.
coldbrewky (1408) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 13, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampler at the Dutch last night. Light hazy brown in the glass. Thinner anemic head. Nose of flat weak malt. Body has an off tang of stale hop that lingers in an unpleasant manner. Glad I didn’t pay for this.
ThreeCats (523) - ISRAEL - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep cherry-mahogany with small head. Aroma of sherry, hazelnuts, and dark caramel. Taste of wood and smoke, firm bitterness, pine, earth, malt. Nice balance of body and carbonation, nice palate.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle dark blackish red pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, roast malts, some slight biscuit, bread, dark fruits, caramelized sugars, nice spice with clove, slight cinnamon as well, slight earthy and spicy hops as well. Taste is spicy up front with cinnamon, clove, some cherry juice and dark raisin go into dark toffee, caramelizes sugars, dark fruits with a hint of earth, finishing fairly bitter and dry. Pretty nice, like the way this was crafted.
maxwelldeux (2925) - Spokane, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with almost no head on it. Nose is a little malty, but not all that strong. Taste is quite malty with some slight caramel and toasty notes. Finish is slightly bitter. Not bad.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 1/17/13 (Crown Liquor-COS)-40° in English Pint-Pours a dark ruby red with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste of the same with more sweetness and hops. This medium to full bodied brew is a nice tasty brew.
mensch (238) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish-brown with a tightly knit tan head. Understated aromas, brown sugar and nutmeg. This beer is smooth and malty with holiday spice flavors and a little hop note in the finish. Complex and tasty, but lacking a bit in aroma and, for a Stong Ale, strength.
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black, low foam and lacing. Very drinkable and lightly spiced winter ale. Very nice
blklab2007 (1860) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a very dark mahogany brown with a layer of tan head at the surface. Aroma has dark roasted malt, light spice, and rich sugary sweetness. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation medium light. Flavor opens with nice malts, light roast, chocolate touches, and mellow hops lending a bit of spice.