vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to tannertavernboys for sharing. Pours a dark garnet with a minor amount of head. The aroma is spicy with cinnamon and maybe something else. There is also a rich carny sugar aspect that is present, but not overbearing. The beer is medium bodied with light carbonation - could be due to a bit of aging. Interesting taste to the beer, very unique. There are elements of cherry pie filling, but quite dry - bits of caramel - spiciness (cinnamon, ginger, others?). The finish has some hops to it, they have an dusty / earthy taste to them. An interesting beer I’d like to try again.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark rudy brown pour. Smelled like cola - sweet malty and some prunish fruits and spices. Sweeter malty flavors, medium fruits, and a fair bit of spice for flavors. A touch of clove too.
pmfreed (2) - USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color with a average-sized, lasting, cream-colored head. I picked up a strong malty/sweet aroma that overpowered some of the winter spices I was hoping to smell. The spices came through a bit more at first taste, but give way quickly to smooth toffee/caramel flavor. A bit lighter and milder than other winter ales I’ve had.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - APR 2, 2006
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thanks to JPDipso for sharing this. Pours a clear amber color, small white head. Aroma is baby powder, cinnamon lots of other spices lavender. Flavor is sweet, more lavender and spice, malty, not a lot of hops, strange candy sweetness.
Ughsmash (7182) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to JPDIPSO for sharing the bottle! Poured a clear medium toffee with a light beige ring for head. Medium caramel, wintry spices, toffee, cocoa powder, and baby powder provide an odd blend in the nose. Flavor was heavier, and full of caramel and toffee maltage... baby powder, powdered sugar, nutmeg, and brown sugar provided somewhat complimentary spicage. Somehow watery on the palate with sharp, sticky sweet malts and a hint of alcohol. Not-too-drinkable... but OK.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, translucent and amber-mahogany in color with some miscellaneous amoeba strands and a vellum-like wrung to serve as the head. Quite an intriguing aroma - strawberry shortcake, plastic squeeze toys, pool inner tubes, and brown sugar marinade poured over freshly bathed puppies. Flavor is much in the same, only in liquid form. Angel food cake sides with baby powder (Chuck nailed it) and crested shortcake batter. Slight pistachio juices seep in upon extraction. Pillowy cotton and edible Cabbage Patch Kids. Some syrupy boysenberries dominate the fruit esters. Strange, but I liked it. Thanks for sharing, JPDIPSO.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a glowing brassy body with a thin tan head. The aroma is spicy hops and strawberry perfume. The flavor is bitter strawberry perfumey hops. Fruitcake. The palate is average.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark mahogony in color w/ a small tan head and some nice lacing. Smells of baby powder and some light malts, very odd, a few other light spices in the back. Palate is full and fairly well carbonted. Flavor is odd, the baby powder wont go away, fairly sweet some odd spices in the finish. Not something i can drink.
Gachupines (954) - USA - FEB 13, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a thin lacing of white head. Taste is strong malts with chocolate, carmel and some strong spice flavors. Detect some notes of hazlenut as well combining for an overall flavor of malt, spice and a slight nutty brown ale character. Very interesting especially considering the low abv.
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown in appearance, with aromas od caramel malt, almonds, spices, and some hops. The taste had a spiced and malty chocolatey element, with some brown sugar and hazelnuts. Medium palate.