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 (2181) - 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 (4681) - 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.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Malty aroma, minty and herbal. Some spruce aroma and cherry fruitiness. Flavour is very nice, malty sweetness, caramel, orange peel, and spicy hop flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nicely warming.
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful aroma. I detected chocolate and some citrus hops. Brown colour with average head. More hops in the flavour, but some fruit at the begining. The palate was lacking, but it was prertty good overall.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown brew with a nice full creamy head.Nose off this is a very pleasant combo with hops taking the drivers seat and raisiny fruit in there riding shotgun.Taste was almost like a Dbl IPA and fruity mix.Nice body and finish.Very good beer.
pineypower (2830) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2004 bottle, thanks to snowtiger. Pours out a nice brown color with slight reddish tones. Little white head. It has a nice balanced aroma of malt and hop, slightly more hop though. The taste is quite complex ranging from malts to a slight fruity chocolate flavor with a hoppy finish, also could get a faint taste of nuts. A good solid brew
SDalkoholic (2274) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Full sail 2004 holiday 4 pack: Mahogany hue and fluffy head. OH my im suprised how many other people who rated the aroma less than 7. Shame on them cuz this boasts hops and ctirus and unlike other beers its right up front and doesnt require deep sniffs or a bloodhound dog’s nose. Flavor is strong of citrusy hops with pine and spice. Overall a mighty fine brew
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby. Subtle, fruity, malt driven aroma with a touch of caramel, pit fruit, chocolate and hop leafs in the nose. Chewy, malt accented flavor. Notes of caramel, pit fruit, grape skins and chocolate along with a lingering hop bitterness. An enjoyable brew.