JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Christmas spiciness at the nose. Deep garnet/amber color. Quickly dissipating head. Honey sweetness with tastes of gingerbread and cinnamon. Usually I am not a fan of spice beers, but this is nice.
cherr (162) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Beer has a nice dark red/amber color. The smell is sweet and some fruit I cannot identify. The taste is strongly malty, sweet, not really hoppy. The aftertaste is sweet as well. Alcohol is not overwhelming. Overall, a bit odd for my taste.
jgb9348 (4652) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - NOV 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in colour with strong ruby highlights and a dense tan head. Very nice appearance! Strong candy sweet aroma of cherries, grapes, pears, caster sugar and spices. Heavy-bodied; Coats the mouth; Great malty flavour with lots of the sugar and a bit of the bitterness showing through. Aftertaste shows bitter nuttiness, spice and a slight fruity quality. Overall, really good and definately worth trying! I had this pint on draught at MacGregor's in Rochester, New York on 13-November-2003.