VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark chestnut color, slight head. Roasted malt and coffee aromas with background hops and alcohol notes. Moderate body. OK, but not their best effort.
Darkmagus82 (1324) - - AUG 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Transfer from BA review on 12-13-12-
Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a deep ruby color with a one finger off white head. The head faded over a moderate amount of time to leave a decent lacing.
Smell – The aroma is heaviest of a mix of dark fruit aromas and some caramel with the dark fruit being mainly of a raisin and prune in nature. A light nutty, Christmas spice and boozy aroma round out the sweet aroma and create e nice smell overall.
Taste – The taste begins with a malty and doughy flavor mixed with a strong raisin and prune flavor. Spice flavors come to the tongue quickly with some of the sweet transitioning from the dark fruit to a more caramel nature. Flavors of spice and some alcohol then start coming to the tongue more toward the middle and the end. A light bitter hoppy flavor also comes to the end and leave a nice warming flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the medium to full side with a carbonation level that is average . This feel is very nice for the lightly boozy, malty, spicy and bitter flavors of the brew, letting all to be detected, but yet keeping any from overwhelming the flavors of the brew.
Overall – A quite delicious and nice warming winter ale. Quite nice.
njager246 (343) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is malt with hints of banana, similar taste. Not a bad beer just nothing that sticks out.
callmemickey (2791) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body, medium to thin light tan head, spotty lacing. Caramel, light roast, toast, and earth. Traces of dark fruits. Medium bodied, moderate sweetness, appropriate carbonation. Pleasant but lacking complexity and depth.
matty (197) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby red color with a brief tan head. Aroma is mostly malt with a little bit of spice. Flavor is the same with a sweet finish. Heavy on the malt, medium-full bodied. Ok beer.
Ed5388 (2095) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2oz sample at International Great Beer Expo (Meadowlands). Pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of spices, roasted malt, and smoke. Taste is sour, with spices, roasted and caramel malts.
BeerdedDave (346) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
mahogany color; caramel malt aroma; sweet, roasted malt flavor with notes of caramel, dark fruit, and alcohol
UDBeernut (1723) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark red amber pour, silky tan head. Nose of toast, toffee. Taste adds plums amongst other pitted fruits. Chewy body.
nimbleprop (4881) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at the Wharf Rat. Clear brown with frothy off white head. Nose is mild, brown sugar, cracker, booze, raisin, mild spice. Flavor is malty, orange, raisin, brown sugar. Full bodied finish.
tgncc (2819) - Bellmore, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The aroma is molasses, fruit. The appearance is deep brown, off white had. the flavor is like the aroma, molasses, fruity. The finish is sweet, pine. Nicely done.
alobar (2781) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown pour with aroma of plums, vanilla, and spice. Sweet malt flavor with caramel, molasses, plum, and spice. Very nice beer