BVery (8692) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a smaller soapy off-white head. Nose is roasted malts and a hint of caramel sweetness and spice. Medium palate - decent weight. Taste is mild roast, dark fruit, a touch of caramel, and a hint of spice. Very nice.
DuffMan (8320) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear dark copper, thin beige head. Yeasty, figgy, spicy aroma and flavour along with some dark caramel. Finish is surprisingly bitter. Very nice.
marcus (8010) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This brown ale poured with a slight tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The initial flavor is spicy, almost medicine-tasting, with a bitter hoppy finish. A very unique, but slightly unpleasant brew.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not my favorite ESA. 2008 Bottle. Pours with a extremely large, light brown head. Extremely dark brown body. Good lacing. Aroma of roasted nuts, meat, cinnamon, spices, hay and a few persimmons. Taste is rotten fruits, a bit metallic, some spices, oatmeal, raisins, a bit of alcohol and a couple of weak hops. Creamy mouthfeel, moderate carbonation.
slowrunner77 (7884) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"good winter beer. i think this is prototypical spiced old ale, which is to say itís quite tasty. very malty up front, but still has enough hops for a slightly bitter finish. well done."
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mahogony-brown color with a nice off-white head. Roasted malt and slight grapefruit hop aroma. Nice balanced malt and hop flavors along with spice, caramel, fruit, and brancy. Lingering bitterness.
mabel (7712) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3665-20110403] 12floz bottle. Mildly floral grains aroma has a little wet malt thing going on. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy wet malt flavour is a little harsh. Medium body. Interesting to sample but would not want a pint. (5/3/6/3/11+) 2.9
motelpogo (7701) - 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
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep amber with assertive bubbly to creamy tan head. The aroma is a mixture of highly roasted malts, mild dark fruity esters, molasses and an herbal note. Overall the aroma is pretty light. The taste is just like the aroma with roasty malts, mild dark fruity esters, some mild coffee, chocolate malts and a bold brash earthiness. These notes create an enjoyable superposition of flavors. Certainly a nice warm up during the winter.
douglas88 (7590) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a brown, almost purple color with a small white head. The aroma is light; some floral hops and light nuts and plum. The taste is quite hoppy; also some rich caramel malts, some prunes and other dark fruit and a light pine flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Wow, this is 7%, I had no idea since it is very smooth. Some spices and a bit of brown sugar also. A very nice beer that as got me thinking about winter, well it did snow last weekend already.