Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Handsome beer, pouring a chestnut body with slight orange tints and a firm ecru head. The lace appeared in rings, measuring the quantity of each swallow. The aroma is rich and malty with some sweet apples and a touch wood. In flavor, itís malty without being too sweet, a bit of caramel, a slice of apple, and a bit of smokey dryness. A tasty ale that even this confirmed hophead can appreciate.
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mybrainhurts (390) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a fire brick red with a fizzy short lasting head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel, coffee, and salted chestnuts. Flavors of dark fruits, toffee, caramel, and spices. Maybe a hint of sweet pipe tobacco. As the bottle warms more complexities show. I like this one!
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small head on a reddish body. Dark fruit hints, very good combination of bitterness ans sweetness, very drinkable. A pleasure at dinner!
Bockyhorsey (2626) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Mild swet fruit with some malted caramel and nuts. Red body held tio light with decent head. Sweet fruit at start then as you progress into beer the caramel malt is there. At the finish a stronger bitter acidic flavor is there. A roasted nutty aftertaste on the palate. Good Brew.
Maria (10190) - Thisted, DENMARK - DEC 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vintage 2004 - tasted May 05. Itís a dark brown reddish mahogany color and a small head. The aroma has notes of dark fruit and the mouthfeel is full, and the flavour is rather complex and delicious. It has notes of roasted malts, light sweetness, dark fruit and hints of licorice and spice. These words might lead the thoughts in direction of Belgian beers, but this is lighter and more refreshing. I like a beer with so few %, when it has this very nice and full-bodied taste.
Vintage 05 - tasted November 05. Itís not yet as smooth as the 04, but the notes are pretty much the same. I do however also find nuts in the flavour in this one though.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a somewhat hazy reddish brown with a modest light tan creamy head that fails quickly leaving a velum like coating of lace. Nose has a sweet rich malt aroma, caramel, and a bit of hops, spicy and pleasant. Front is quite sweet, decently malted, with a touch of the bittering hops at the back, moderate in feel. Finish has a fair to middling acidity, the hops delectable in their spiciness, sweet and dry aftertaste lingers long on the palate, a quite nice beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2007 In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. Dark reddish amber brown with a thin white head. Pineapple-like aroma. Mild hazelnuts to the scent as well. The first taste is fairly medicinal. Lots of caramel and butter brickle toffee. Itís just too thin in body to be a great beer. Finishes with a mild roasted coffee flavor, but little else.
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Named for the 12 days of Christmas, AWW. Bottle, Pours clear, medium brown. Aroma is sweet and malty. Hints of cherries, good malt. Light bodied. Easy drinking.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent dark amber ruby with a frothy well-lacing off-white head. Lightly sweet pale malty nose has some nutty notes and a hint of light fruitiness. Body is fairly full with some earthy dark caramel English malty notes with a hint of raisins and a drier toasty finish. Pretty nicely-balanced with light sweetness throughout.
Suttree (5767) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark mahogany, with a nice foamy beige head. Nutty, smoky, somewhat cola-ish aroma. Flavor is also nutty, with a touch of molasses and an earthy, herbal finish.