BeerFanDan17 (1039) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - DEC 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
tasty and balanced. Good mouthfeel. Oak is present but not overpowering. Very smooth. Pours dark yellow with a tall thick head.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - APR 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clean, crisp, dry, Belgian-style amber ale w/ a hint of oak and mild sour notes. Nice, drinkable brew.
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy sebletitje. Pours a hazy mango and copper color, with a fizzy white head and lacing. Aromas of spicy hoppiness, and mostly brett, dry clove, and cinnamon. Some apple cider too. Flavor is very dry with a bretty element with bread, cereal, and a spicy body gives way to a crunchy interesting finish. Very interesting character, doesn’t work THAT well but it’s still drinkable.
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a fitting scarlet fire color with a healthy white head. The aroma and body were both really delicate, something I’m learning to appreciate with JP beers. This really smelled like Xmas when first poured - noting warm cinnamon and bread. The warmth was balanced with a nice, subtle lactic tartness, which added a nice complexity. I thought the mouthfeel was a bit prickly, interrupting the flow a bit. The body is sublte as well, noting light biscuit malts, with hints of caramel and cookie dough (snickerdoodle?). More tartness appears in the finish and balances the sweetness. As the beer warms, a strong vanilla and oak note come out as well. Very good and would be even better with a more soft carbonation.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - DEC 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Silphium for sharing this: Pours a hazy golden color, small white head. Aroma of huge frunk and hay. Beautiful fruit and nuts add to the complex and powerful aroma. Flavor is lots of nuttyness similar to a nut brown, but has a signature jolly pumpkin "funk" thrown in. Bubbly with a slightly sweet finish. Very good.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark burgundy until i put it to the light. then it looked like an IPA. off white head. some funky smell. not that great. taste: andrew says he tastes spices, but if I close my eyes all i get is sourness throughout the profile. there might be something more early on but I can’t identify it. actually, now there’s some apple christmas spice stuff.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber, transparent with a big white head. Nose is lemons, barnyard funk, leather and spices. Taste is sweet with wonderful tart balance. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, light body with a long tart finish. Excellent.
SpongeRuiner (1008) - Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
They definitely hit this one spot on. While your drinking you feel like your in a pile of fallen leaves.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper golden orange with a big rocky creamy tan head, diminishing slowly. Sweet caramel malt. Creamy light spice with some light cherry oak. Mild creamy body, a bit slippery, not watery at all. Big sweet oaky beer. Oaked Arrogant Bastard with fewer hops! Very tannic! A bit spicey with spices and light esters. Lingering oaky earthy toast. Dries out the sweetness well. This could make a delicious but deadly (for the wallet) session beer. I could drink a bunch of this.
Concealer (1006) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2014 Re rate. Tap at hops and pie. Cloudy amber with a lasting beige head. Aromas of citrus, sweet malt, caramel, tart fruit and spice. Tastes tart upfront with citrus, caramel with an underlying sweet malt and spices. Light bodied, lingering tart fruit, caramel and spice.