FROTHINGSLOSH (6197) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 A friend brought this beer back for me from a trip out west - Thanks Pigboy! I am totally unfamiliar with this brewer. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a dark mahogany color with a medium sized tan head. There is a strong fruity hop aroma with a light vague spiciness underneath. The flavor is rich and malty and has a strong floral hop character but there is a strong alcohol burn that really detracts from the overall beer experience. Had that alcohol burn not been so prominent I would certainly have rated this beer higher.
Braudog (6172) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. There’s a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)
Mora2000 (6134) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee malt with some holiday spices: mainly nutmeg but a few other spices are mixed in as well. The flavor is full of holiday spices and caramel, as well as quite a bit of grassy and piney hops. This is definitely a highly-hopped winter warmer. The alcohol is also present and seems like it is higher than 7 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.
Emil (6065) - 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.
bytemesis (6001) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel, flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly spiced with some zesty bitterness. Meh.
TheBeerGod (5854) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 GABF 2006. Draft. Copper body. Small tanned head. Nose is spices, sweet malts, hop notes and caramel. Taste is spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps), hops, caramel, chewy malts, and fruit notes (citrus and hints of dark fruits). Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more spices, hops, and chewy malts. Light toffee notes, too. Original rating - 8, 3, 7, 3, 15 - 3.6
Bottle - 10/24/2010. Dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is spicy with cocoa, caramel, light toffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter and with spicy hops, bakers chocolate, light caramel, toffee and spices. Body is medium with a strong, fluffy carbonation. Ends with more spices, earthy hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brownish red, dense spongy head. Nice brown sugar, molassess, maybe slightly smoky aroma. Earthy and smoky flavors at forst, then an odd but likeable herbal note - oregano, maybe? - and a touch of cinnamon.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hint of spice and brown sugar. A deep dark brown/red pour with tight white head and lace. A fruitiness like cherries. A semi sweet malt flavor as well. A pretty nice bitter as well. Pretty tasty and complexity that I enjoy. A nice winters warmth from this little nugget as well.
kramer (5689) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, via acertain. Pours a dark mahogany with a creamy finger sized off-white head. Aroma composed of spices, sweet caramel malt, toffee, and a hint of alcohol. Sweet fruity and spicy flavor. Most prominantly of cinnamon and nutmeg. Finish is all spice. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky mouthfeel and moderate fine bubbled carbonation. Another fine effort from Full Sail. I will say that by the end of the bottle the spoices do get a little tiring on the palate, but that’s how I feel about many Christmas seasonals.
notalush (5625) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with a bright white, sudsy lace - nose of raisin, date, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy, oxidized character - the flavor is dry spices and herbs up front, followed by some cocoa character - a wee bit of tartness, and even a subtle oakiness precedes some toffee, roasted nuts, tobacco - touches of nutmeg - finishes warming, with a sudden but welcome kick of hops - a nicely balanced ale, and at 6.50 a six pack, you can’t go wrong.