Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown-amber. Earthy, lightly hoppy aroma. Cookie, earth and light melony hop. Soft and drinkable winter brew. I like it.
chrisv10 (14616) - DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Papsoe tasting. Slightly hazy amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit and a little toffee. Flavour is malt, caramel, little toasted, spices, medium sweet, little hop, little bitter and a little toffee.
jtclockwork (13490) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of sweet caramel candy, cardamom, nutmeg, cinnamon and spicy hops. Great spice balance. Medium body.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark copper color with an average off-white frothy head that was mostly lasting with good to excellent lacing. Toasted malt and spice aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy balanced spice flavor with a medium dark sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good seasonal beer.
argo0 (12927) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(PPSG09, 1L bottle, thanks wilkie) Medium off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, orange/plum. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin, light orange, faint smoke. Medium body, easy drinking.
jcwattsrugger (12011) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@Pilsner Petes East Coast Gathering-1L bottle-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary spice hops. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, secondary herbal hops. Thanks argo0 for sharing.
BeerandBlues2 (11831) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours clear mahogany with a large, fizzy light tan head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is vanilla, nutmeg, caramel and cookie malt with dates and figs. Flavor is malt and spice balanced with faint hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Drake (11500) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter 2008 22 ounce bottle from PJs Fast Mart in Sylva, North Carolina. Pours a clear deep red color with a medium tan head. Fair head retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of caramel, raisin, toffee, bread, cinnamon. Taste like liquid graham crackers... toastiness, cinnamon, bread, some subtle hops and dark fruits. Medium-full bodied.
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Nona Tap Room. The beer is a clear mahogany color with a medium foamy off-white head that recedes gradually. Small patches of lacing. Malt, caramel and vanilla in the nose. Light to medium body with flavors of roasted malt, caramel and spiced fruit. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1 liter bottle acquired in trade with merlin48 (thanks!). 2005 vintage. Poured a deep orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of spices (I was getting mint, wintergreen, and peppermint), pine, vanilla, and orange peel. The spices were present in the tastes too but on the lighter side with caramel, vanilla, and citrus.