Verne (263) - Enumclaw, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ok so I see this stuff at a dollar store in a small town $3.40 a six pack. What the hell its cheep. Dark reddish brown, thick tan head. Sweet hoppy aroma, a hint of coffee. Medium bodied sweet flavor a little grainy and a bit of fruit, hop bitterness cleans it all up in the end. Iím buying more
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany amber with a bunch of little bastards swimminí around, finger and a half of off-white fluff.
On the nose thereís pumpkin, nutmeg, clean hazelnut and typical ímineralí brown ale smell.
A nice tasting brown that doesnít get muddied up by the spice as I feared it might.
Love the consistency of this, nice soft silky body that gets a boost from the latte-like head.
A good brown ale that isnít as invasive as a lot of holiday spiced brews - Iíve never aged a American brown before but I think I might age the other half of these since they encourage it, seems like things might get interesting after a year or two.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to G. Poured orange in color Aroma of spice and hops, Taste is Spice hops Brown Sugar, Dark fruits. Good texture, and a nice winter brew.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - APR 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear deep ruby with a medium diminishing light brown head. Nice woody and sweet aroma of plum, raisin, vanilla, milk chocolate, cherry, and roast with hints of pine and ginger. Medium watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Nice fruity sweet flavor of plum, red apple, apricot, roast, milk chocolate, ginger and pine. Very good, a nice winter brew.
darkerdabetter (255) - Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brownish looking body and light head, good mix of fruits and chocolate malts, but did have a bit of a lingering aftertaste.
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First Old Ale, to me more of a warm brown. More spices a la Great Lakes Xmas would have been nice, but very pleasant.
redtechnj (249) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma- Spices, Sweet chocolate, some caramel
Appearance- Clear medium brown with a medium beige head.
Flavor- Bitter hops- roasted malt, spicy chocolate
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap, goose in wrigleyville. The aroma is lightly spicy, mostly malts. A bit of caramel, with a dry hop finish. Tasty, but generic.
amishcaravan (247) - Winona, Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009 edition. Pours amber with small lasting head. Scent is of slight roast with hops and a slight nuttiness as well. Scent is a bit bland. Taste is slightly hoppy with roasted nut notes. Slightly bitter finish. Pretty decent beer.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - JUL 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy brown pour with lacy tan head. initial nose is of slight hoppyness. Delicious smooth malt on the palate with a nice clean finish. no real bitterness.