SanfordBrewer (1350) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
murky brown amber with no head. full body with medium carbonation.
aroma: sweet roasty malt, subtle phenolic spices.
taste: sweet dark roasty malt, phenolic spicing, and a hint of leafy hops.
not bad, but nothing special.
Lorenasa (144) - Florida, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark cloudy amber with a small head. Strong malt aroma. It has a medium thick mouthfeel. Wood notes with a semi bitter finish.
hopscotch (8242) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Clear, brilliant copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. Woody, earthy, malty nose with an insinuation of lactic acid. Full-bodied with lazy carbonation. The flavor is nutty with toffee and just a hint woody. No lactic acid here. Finishes meaty, minerally and lightly bitter. Bottle courtesy of darkguardian!
50belair (1384) - Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by darkguardian. Clear amber pour. Malt and spice aromas. Bland malt and hop notes.
JanLaursen (2218) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Amber colored beer with a minimal light brown head. Aroma is rtahre subdued but has spicy, malty and hoppy notes of caramel, toffee, resin and spruce. These components seems much better integrated in the mouth. Taste is medium sweet and medium to heavy bitter with notes of cloves and licorice. Oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation and a bitter, long dry finish.
Cybercat (2519) - Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty aroma has hints of cloves and dates and just a touch of molasses. It pours a clear mahogany with a thick, though not persistent, pale tan head that leaves minimal lacing. Flavor has a malty core and clove, ginger, floral and fruity notes with just a hint of caramel. Smooth, rich texture has an average amount of fizz and leaves a fruity, slightly syrupy finish with a subtle tingle that lasts only a little bit. Still, a decent brew.
_angst_ (1796) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ City Pub on December 3. Pours deep wooden brown with a thick gray head that dissipates while leaving some trace on the glass. Smell is malty sweet with sweet fruits and lots of Christmas spices like cloves and cardamom. Taste is malty and has a roasted, almost smoked, character to it. There’s also figs, dates, cloves and ginger. Finish is malty sweet.
SirLimpsalot (1631) - SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fat på ölmässan i Stockholm 2011
Mycket bockpregel, söt och maltig, fin fyllighet men kanske lite obalanserad
Jow (1416) - New York, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle for first cool day of fall. Pours a cloudy root beer colored brown with almost no head. Nose is of dark fruits, leather, and lemon peel. Tastes of figs, cherries, currant, caramel, leather, tobacco, earth, light spice,cola, and slightly tart. It’s called a special winter ale but fine for fall
thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 1, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(330ml bottle thanks to blutt59) opaque brown-orange with creamy tan bubbles. Nose of oats, cream, a bit papery and some vomit in the nose too. Taste of mild paper, caramel, a bit of stomach acid, nutty, not very good. Maybe infected?