RobertDale (4720) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can. Thanks Al. Pours dark brown with an average tan head. Aroma of chocolate and malt. Taste is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, vanilla, and a touch of spice. Very good
dresden (1262) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at MSP. Deer brown with spice and dark fruit aromas. Spices are there but its not a big spice beer, its got a mild malt flavour and its actually really nice.
Nuffield (3940) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This pours very nice--dark, with a cascade effect and lingering caramel head. The aroma is curious, with raisins, fleece blankets, and good cocoa. The flavor has the cocoa and a lingering fruitiness, and it finishes roasty with a light lactose. The body is disappointing: carbonation leaves it quickly and it feels very flat. O.k. but not great. Can.
ElGaucho (2339) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Chocolate and caramel are pretty accurate for the aroma, or a vanilla chocolate milk. Opaque dark brown body with a hint of red when held up to light. Light brown head, mostly lasting. Chocolate milk is a pretty good deScription for the flavor. Chocolate milk with alcohol that is. Not overly Wintery in either taste nor in alcohol content, but it’s still an enjoyable brew. Would make for a nice dessert beer during the holidays, or in my case, the long winter months thereafter.
rxeight (2150) - Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can. Dark brown. Kind of a light Christmas porter, has a touch of spices. Malty sweetness. The strongest flavor is a bitter vanilla extract note at the end. Very drinkable.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz can pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, chocolate, vanilla and some spice. Taste is chocolate, spice and grain.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, brown head. Chocolate notes and nutty. Hints of raisins and other dark fruits. A little thin on palate, but nice on a cold night.
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csaso (1888) - Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can - fair size tan foamy head, basically pitch black color, sweet malty aroma and flavor, mild vanilla and chocolate for sure, mildly silky finish, pretty good overall
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piscator34 (2198) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of cola spices, vanilla, and chocolate. Flavors are a mix of dry chocolate, red current, and grape leaves. Light bodied and highly drinkable. Spicy without being a total spice bomb.
Obfuscate (387) - Minneapolis, - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice winter beer, rich and creamy for an ale, get the spices. Black near a stout in color. Not my favorite winter but good and local.