lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - MAR 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: moss, brown sugar, dark dried fruits, figs, carmel, vanilla, and plums
Appearance: murky brown, small white head, lacing
Flavor: cinnamon, nutmeg, alcohol, dark fruits, plums, dried figs
Palate: smooth, slightly bubbly, brown sugar and carmel aftertaste
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful deep red amber with nice white head. Aroma of weak hops and alcohol. Taste is slightly sweet, finish slightly bitter. Nothing about this beer stood out for me; it’s completely drinkable, but doesn’t have any trait that makes me want to come back for more.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark burgandy color, red hues. Very rich looking but thin head. Very strong, good flavor but too hard to get over the strong alcoholic taste.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a murky brown color, with a few floaters and a thin off white head. An aroma of oak and vanilla with hints of alcohol hits my nose. On the first sip the alcohol is a bit alarming but as I drink more the hints of vanilla, oak, and sugary molasses comes through. It is in fact a bit rummy as the description says.
EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very rich slightly burnt/toasty flavor dominates. Deep red with a lasting head and a nice fruity backbone to offset to toasted malt. Hop are secondary but nicely placed.
Thanks Bakersfield Cali Santa
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Carmelly tangy flavors and dark amber in color. Sweet tasting with some candy flavors. Hops are present but the malt and yeast provides the largest portion of the flavor profile. Very nice.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Chuck for the sample. Has a rather pleasant malty and citrusy aroma. Nice darker amber color with a foamy tan head. Nice malty flavor. Has a good body. Overall, this is pretty good.
rich42 (128) - USA - NOV 9, 2002
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
dark brown. malt and sweet sprucy flavors. pretty hoppy - but an even mix between spiciness and bitterness - works out to a nice bite on the finish. some alcohol taste. splits the difference between the malty-sweet seasonal beers and the hopped-over-the-top ones. very warming. excellent winter beer.
chokmah33 (118) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of sweet cherry, banana. Mild piney bouquet, freshly cut wood. You can definetly smell the alchohol.
Malty butterscotch/cola, bitter earthy mid, woodsy hops finish.
Texture gets fairly dry and astringent.
A complex palate keeps it interesting.
jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Chuck. The pour is medium amber with a creamy head. Aroma is sour fruit primarily. Flavor is molasses and hopps. Eh, not a favorite. Fairly mediocre.