Beergeek23322 (2537) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Amber color with a white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, spice, fruit. Caramel and spice flavors. Good winter beer.
BOSSbrewer (2097) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent beer but I don't like the style. Had on tap in KC. Originally rated with another app.
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Tons of flavor. Very nice. A bit British.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark reddish amber that was nearly brown in the glass (sort of like cola) with a huge, off-white head that diminished very slowly leaving excellent lacing. The aroma had moderate roasted, burnt, nutty and caramel malts; light chocolate; light hops; cola; and dark fruit. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and lightly bitter. There was roasted malt, burnt malt, dark fruit, herbal hops, hints of chocolate, fruity yeast, dark bread, caramel malt and cola. The medium body was sort of dry with fizzy carbonation and a slightly astringent finish.
Niko100 (2099) - Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber/brown color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, dark fruit, & some floral hops; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, some rye, dark fruit, and light hops; Overall, a little too mellow - but not bad.
jkwood04 (4256) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel and pale malts, light dark fruits, some rye spiciness, and a light bitterness. Flavor the same. Average texture. Not a bad beer.
Lemke10 (836) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This pours a medium brown color with a foamy, beige head. The aroma is very malty with some spices. The taste is pretty good as it’s not too strong or too weak. It’s slightly sweet with malts and caramel as well brown sugar. It has a little bit of a robust taste as well. This makes for a pretty good winter brew!
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, pours a dark clear chestnut brown with off-white head. Aroma is caramel and nutty. Taste of toffee, caramel malt, light hops.
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle, dark amber pour with a decent sized white head. Aroma of some malt and a bit copper/metallic. Taste of malt, nuts, a light toffee caramel, not bad.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish.
When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable.
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. Nose is a bit metallic and otherwise malty. Total malt bomb and a little hot. A pretty middle of the road beer for Goose Island but winter appropriate.