BVery (6090) - Burnsville, 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.
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty, grassy hoppy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a dusty finish.
blipp (6028) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours brown with an off white head. The aroma is grainy malty, with light toasty notes and some hoppy hints. The flavor is well balanced, with crackery pale malts, light toasty malt notes, and some floral-ish hoppy notes. Solid.
blankboy (6023) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle (12oz)] Pours a deep amber-red with a small lasting frothy beige head. Aroma of spices, toasted caramel malt and light vegetal notes along with dark fruit and light sugar. Fruity flavour along with spice, a bit of alcohol, bready caramel malt, dark fruit, sugar and an average bitter finish. Medium bodied. Pretty good, I enjoyed it.
blutt59 (6016) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, dark brown pour with nice 1/8’ off whit e head, aroma of malty nuts and fruits, flavor is brown sugar, chocolate and spice, finish is good
BBB63 (6013) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Garnet hue with massive off-white head which settles down to a foamy ring, very good lace. The aroma hinted of toasted malts, mocha, vanilla, allspice, clove, fruitcake, piney hops, and earthy yeast esters. The flavors start sugary sweet with moderate spices, but really didn't overwhelm. The piney and citric hop nature kicked in to high gear midway through the tasting. The finish was a combination of old school ale (earthy, sublime and dry) and west coast new age (hoppy, brash, and creamy). Very nice mouthfeel in this underrated sesaonal brew which I have enjoyed every single time I have had the chance. Recommended.
drowland (5992) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is very dark brown with lots of red when held to the light and a 2-finger khaki head that sticks. The aroma is laid back but shows hints of malt, dark fruits, and pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is sweet up front but finishes quite dry, as perhaps a combination of roasted malts and hop bitterness. Slightly creamy but still medium carbonation.
douglas88 (5917) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5811) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
i wanted to enjoy this more but alas ... some choc, raspberry malty aromas .. nice ass head ... good bitter content .. dark brown .. a nice old ale, not overdone .. decent but i donít get it .. the 1 yr aged version i had a few months later was decent too ...
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2002 edition. Pours a reddish brown hue with a cream colored head that fades quickly. Has a sweet caramel smell with spicy hops.. A sweet caramel taste up front followed by nicely roasted grains. Medium - heavy body which leaves the flavors on the tongue for a while. Super smooth and easy drinking. nice.