5000 (6325) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours deep dark amber, almost brown, medium frothy off-white head, attractive lacing, with light carbonation. Musty, malty, peppery nose. Smooth hop bitterness up front, some licorice, with a malty backbone. Some odd hemlock like tree flavor as well, or is it sagebrush? Medium body and mouthfeel. Light spices emerge on the finish. Fairly smooth, not as hopped up as I would have thought. Finishes herbish, slight hop, minor malt, semi-sweet.   Very different from most other Winter seasonals I have had.
ElGaucho (2319) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I know I’ve had this before, although, like many seasonals, the recipe may be different this year. And it tasted better than my vague recollection of it. Spicey, nutmeg aroma. Dark red in color. Off-white head. Good lace. Good hop profile. Spicey character is very nice. Somewhat chalky. Very good and reasonably rich.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another good seasonal finally available in OK!! Mahogany with a tan head and good lace, malty aroma with a chocolate, nutty, malty, overall warming flavor with a nice palate.
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper colour. good light brown head. mild malt nose. strong malt taste with dry chocolate malt after taste. average lace
motelpogo (7605) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 12, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2003 bottle. rich purpley brown colour with a small cream head. interesting mix of earthy and stonefruit flavours and a real warming quality
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark coke color with a nice white head and lacing.
Aroma was light hopps, good roasty chocolate flavor with a hoppy finish, with the hopps laying long on the palate.Good easy drinking beer...very good!
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz - Nice smell that reflects the taste. Apprearance is cola looking with a red tint. Tasty and drinkable is mass quatities with a smooth malt/hop combo that makes me happy. Taste lingers and demands you drink more. A good winter brew to warm you up on chilly evenings.
piscator34 (2178) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Deep dark red in colour. Stunning aromas of lemongrass, ginger, and nutmeg. More lemongrass in the flavor, along with heather, hops, and some grainy malts. I tend to expect seasonals like this to be syrupy and thick, but this one was a nice change of pace. Unique!
badgerben (4649) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mahogany color with a medium head. Very bready aroma with some ginger along too. Malty taste with alcohol playing second fiddle. Not too much else though; a little on the plain side.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown/Prune Coloring With Sandy Head. Light Aroma..Some Ginger Bread....Hoppy...Dry and Bitter. Some Spices...But More Available To the Nose Than the Tongue...Hops Dominate Flavor.