gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear golden copper color, with thin lacing and white head. Caramel nose, with lots of spice, some cinnamon, sweet fruit, pomegranate, honey. Flavor is caramel and banana, pomegranate, brown sugar, dark fruit and toffee. Smooth, creamy medium-body, tasty, balanced and quite drinkable.
Ibrew2or3 (6207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of gunhaver. Pours clear copper with thin white head. The aroma is pretty full with brown sugar, prunes, raisins and ripe cherries. The taste is dark fruity sweet with raisins, smooth sweet cherries and prunes followed by brown sugar. It dries out a bit into the finish with a pulse of sweet malts taking the experience into the after taste.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow-brown with a slight white head. Nose is phenol, fruit, booze, sugar, and some caramel. Flavor is malty, spice, and some floral qualities. Nice floral hoppy finish. Interesting winter brew. It has neither tannens, nor the bomb within, though.
troopie (2293) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured mahogany red with thin fast dissipating head. Little lacing. Aroma of malt and raisins. Flavour is moderate malt, with caramel and raisin notes. Flat chalky finish.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber with a small cream color head, fair lacings. Aroma is spicy, caramel. Taste is roasted malts with just enough hops to balance this powerhouse brew. Alcohol is fairly well masked in the taste. The effect is much more evident though. Nice winter brew. Not a session beer!
Beardface (1516) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another one of those instances where the name is far superior to the actual beer. Disappointing but not awful.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Poured a medium copperish / amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Lots of suspended floaters. Aromas of caramel, toasted malts, nutty, and some dark fruits. Tastes of caramel, dark fruits, and toffee. Alcohol content well hidden.
Ungstrup (27643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A hazy amber beer with a thin white head. The aroma is sweet and very malty, which gives it notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with quite a lot of alcohol and malt as well as a touch of whiskey.
fly (1392) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - JAN 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I dig the name, itís purty and fulfills what the label promises - "massive malt complexity". The malt does lean to the sweet side asis its nature, but being a holiday brew Iím pleased that spices were not added but were some appropriate hops to be added I would enjoy this even more and possibly even consider to be awesome. Good brew as it is.
Ratman197 (8482) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear dark copper with a minimal lingering amber head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, toasted malt, dark fruit, light smoke and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, dates, spice and a hint of smoke with a smooth malty finish.