argo0 (13077) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear deep copper body, minimal head. Nice hoppy pine aroma. Flavor is moderately sweet, malty and piney, with a nice hop bitterness that appears at the end. Nice balance.
bu11zeye (12697) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Had a the flavors you would expect to find in a winter ale, but just not still not that exciting of a beer.
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle-pours a big foamy retaining tan head that laces and brownish/orange color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy/citrus hops. Taste is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy-peppery, alcohol, seems to be medium body but also a bit thin. Good carbonation. This is all about the aroma, although the taste is solid winter ale. Thanks to Joe-jwc215/wasatch.
BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of dates and plums. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
intense dark brown, few head, malty - nothing special
Drake (11605) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 10/21/10. Pours a dark brownish red color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of spices, berries and brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, spices, leafy hops. Medium bodied.
DSG (11505) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a winter beers tasting at Norma Jean. Reddish brown color with a beige head. Fruity aroma, pretty malty, with a bit of floral honey and jam. Malty flavor with light sweetness at first, some fruitiness, and a bitter hoppy finish, slightly floral. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice.
Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2009
Date: October 08, 1997
Source: Burlingame Grocery, OR
Appearance: dark cloudy amber, whispy head
Aroma: malt aroma with a hint of spices
Flavor: strong spicy malt flavor with lots of lingering bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: clear dark ruby red, creamy beige head, heavy lace
Aroma: light sweet dark caramel aroma
Flavor: rich and earthy flavor, rich yet dry dark caramel malt, lots of earthyness keeps it very dry, hint of sweetness shows as it warms, light spicyness, big bitterness falls out of the earthyness for a long bitter finish
Overall: needs age for the bitterness and earthyness to mello and the rich caramel to pick up some sherry notes
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nice dark brown color with a small off white head. Arom ais nutty, hoppy, caramel malts, fruitiness and some spices. Flavor hits with a bang of hops, malt, yeast, bread and finishes with a nice bitter hit. Nice beer.