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 (1020) - 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 (1012) - 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.
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.
cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle served in a tulip. Dark honey with a slight haze. Almost no head and light aromatics when poured at fridge temp. The nose develops rather quickly though and shows real quality. Sour, nutty, fruit, cheese, oak, and spice. Chestnuts are the dominating element. Flavor is medium-light sour. Light+ body, oily-thin texture, and a long, dry, acidic, sour finish. Loving the chestnut infused nose. One to sip and savor.
hapjydeuce (996) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 25, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Still pour with fine microbubbles, quite different appearance than what others have noted here. Hazy orange-amber color. Lovely spiced aroma of holiday spices, pear, and citrus. Some funk to the aroma as well, with a subtle oak nose. Initial flavor has a smooth nutty malt tone with lemon citrus in the mix, followed by more bread-like yeasty tones with a lightly bitter, sour finish. The tartness is balanced well, but I get a weird metallic finish at some points. Very carbonated. Enjoyable.
ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 16 Tons, Eugene. Labeled Batch 907, Bottled 11-02-11. Pours a dark but translucent reddish orange, lots of head; this was quite lively out of the bottle. Aroma nice, oaky, lacto, nutty, some tartness. Body was very lively, finish brings back oak and nuttiness, tartness there but not as overwhelming a say a Flanders style red would be. Kind of weird, I have to say a well done beer, but just not my particular favorite.
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very cloudy pour with an average sort of head that lasts and leaves a nice little lace. Spice jumps out on the nose with a nutty sort of edge. There’s a definite lactic note there as well, and a real lemony quality. All the same notes come out on the palate in much the same way. Very interesting and lightly sour.