TATE (402) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a thin tan head. Molasses aroma with that taste coming through as well. A bit of raisin flavor too. The hops do not come through until late which is odd as this is listed as an IPA. Its a bit heavy and syrupy but I do like it as well as most other Geary’s offerings.
osvdale (5) - - NOV 28, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is by far the best seasonal ale I’ve had this year. Hints of vanilla and spice with a strong bite that finishes clean and crisp. Love it!!! I’m in the Christmas spirit now !!!
Mainuh_man (259) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 21, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
12 Oz bottle. Pours clear, dark brown with a white head. Aromas of vanilla and anice. Flavor is the same, but then very quickly very bitter. Medium body with a thin mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, subpar seasonal ale, with not very good beer flavors.
trapped (2120) - New York, TURKEY - FEB 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drought. Dark amber-brown with spongy beige head, caramrl aroma, slightly flat molasses taste, medium carbonation, medium unremarkable finish. Leaves a bit of a metallic taste on your palate.
Mep3222 (1193) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of spices, malt and maybe even some dark fruit. Taste is malty with some spice but a bit watery on the palate and an odd finish. Descent but not great.
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asheft (2925) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Sweet bread crust aroma with brown sugar and red fruit. Clear chestnut appearance under white wisps. Flavor is sweet brown sugar with some faint brown sugar, dried fruit, red fruit, and moderate bitterness that is in balance with the moderate flavour. Lacklustre. Medium body, medium carbonation.
tbopslt (354) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour. Thin creamy head. Spiced nose. Very sweet malty taste. Full bodied.
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ads135 (4060) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A strangely flavored, surprisingly light beer. Dark colored, some raisin in the flavor, also some caramel, not much bitterness.
Bulk_Carrier (3556) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a nice one inch light colored head on top of a hazeless copper colored body. The smell has some malts, light winter spices such as nutmeg, allspice and clove and has some really subtle light chocolates tones underneath. The hops are mostly non-existent in the smell. The taste is sweet between the previously mentioned flavors with the hops coming out very slightly to balance it a bit. The palate is smooth and clean with a light to medium sort of feel. It has a crisp bittter finish. Overall, this is an interesting take on an English IPA, but I like it for the most part.
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 18, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle. Not one of Geary’s finest brews. When you have HSA as a winter stalwart why did you go and brew this?