Newk (299) - - JAN 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a 1" head
very grain driven nose. Crackers and rye grains along with roasted malts, chocolate and some toffee as well
medium bodied, but lacking a bit in the flavor department. Mostly roasted malts, some coffee and grains. Very good smooth feel though. It doesn’t drop off at any point
A very good and drinkable beer. Tasty, but seems to lack a slight bit for me
fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear medium brown in color with a solid white head. Aroma of caramel and maple syrup. The taste is of Carmel, and malt. Has a bitter finish. I like it and its a solid choice, but for Goose Island I feel like they could have made it better.
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Creay head that had nice retention, off white/tan. Nice rasion aroma with a slight malt backing. Very soft medium body beer. Malt forward, slight malt sweetness with a hint of caramel. Excellent beer. Nice mild winter seasonal.
slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber brown with a thick off-white head. Aromas of rye bread and caramel. Spicy flavor up front from the rye with a long dry finish. A very nice sesion ale.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown. White head. Aroma of caramel, malt, vanilla. Toffee flavor and caramel. Mild brown ale flavors. Medium body. Good solid beer
bnielsen13 (259) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish orange in color with a tan head. Chocolate, toffee, spicy rye aroma. Carmel, bready, spicy flavor. Okay beer.
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this beer. a sweetness mixes with a little bit of spice that i really like. Caramel notes linger on the palate.
Garito793 (241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good beer, although I rarely drink it when the highly superior Christmas Ale is available. Dark, roasty malts with raisins and bread as advertised. A slight coffee bitterness and decent balance of hops.
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour is a dark brown with a white head that leaves lacing. The aroma is toffee heavy with some malt note standing out. The taste is light and creamy up front with the rye standing out in somewhat of a bitter ending.
rds (230) - USA - JUN 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2009 Burnt copper body with a thin white head, lots of sweet caramel and molasses in the mix, and the rye adds a nice unusual note on the finish.i