scarletfire65 (735) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Vintage 2012. The aroma is of dried fruit, prunes, fruitcake. Malty sweet up front, more dried fruit, toffee, some boozy sherry flavors as well. Dry finish. Festive.
camborne (293) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Piney and caramel nose. Malty taste with hints of caramel and spice. Slight bitter finish. Solid offering.
sawbuck (130) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice aroma of fruit, alcohol, spices, and candy. Nice dark red color, with thick tan head that holds up well. Initial taste is sweet spices, hoppy bitterness surronds hidden caramel like malts. Finishes long with bitterness and candy cane like spiciness.
AirForceHops (1853) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. 2012 vintage at 7.3 % ABV. Why would anyone cellar this beer?? The flavor is sweet sugary malts, dark fruit and some nutty notes with a medium bitterness toward the finish. Some light lingering bitterness. Real plain. Or maybe itís plain compare to what I was drinking just before this. I wouldnít ever buy this again. Meh
Rotbart (155) - - JAN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
LIght cola color with a nice full foamy head and a lightly spiced aroma.
Light malty flavor with a washed out, spicy finish.
Sizzler80 (300) - Dublin, IRELAND - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish-brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma: malt, hops, bread, red grapes, woody, caramel, tea. Taste & mouthfeel: bitter and slightly dry with medium carbonation.
RoyalFlushing (299) - Mamaroneck, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured cloudy dark brown with a thin tan head and minimal lacing. Aroma includes caramel malt and piney hops. Taste is a blend of dark fruits, slight nuttiness, followed by palatable bitterness. Dark fruit and mild spice flavors linger.
BazookaJoe (129) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours light brown with a thin white head. An ordinary brown with a little extra spice.
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kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2012 bottle. very complex and bitter, spicy dark and wine notes. Dark brown with modest head. Not all that pleasant for my tastes
swong17 (57) - USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 edition. Pours a warm reddish brown with minimal head. Nicely balanced with roasty malt and caramel sweetness up front and a slight hop character. Not much spice like you would expect, but overall a nice beer.