Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from bottle trek. A fairly weak "strong Ale". Some nice nutty aromas with a roasted toffee, dry finish.
Tejas (905) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty dark. Lots of aroma. Little dryish palate. Some roastiness but overall pretty hoppy. Sort of a weird but not offensivre flavor in here that I can’t put my finger on. Pretty good but probably won’t pay to be shipped in again.
jimhilt (2445) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours with a light tan one finger head that fades slowly, leaving some lace. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy amber color. Nose is sweet spicy hops. Flavor is balanced with hints of caramel and slight bitter finish. 22oz bottle gift from Haggens Beaverton, OR.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a creamy brown head.
Aroma and flavor is sweet malts, roast, nuts, caramel.
Smooth and easy drinking with a light roasty hops finish.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Some spice for aroma along with some sweet malt. Dark body with tan head. Marlted caramel wit some candy sweetness. Smooth on the palate, decent brew.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet with a dessert-like appeal. Flavor is nice and floral hoppy/sweet/spicy but a tad boring. OK, but I’m seriously burned out on holiday/winter warmer beers with heavy spices.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium to deeper and hazy brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, roasted nuts, light chocolate and light spices. Tastes of caramel, chocolate, roast, nutty, earthy, light spices, and light coffee.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker amber. Aroma is rich caramel malts with some citric hops balancing. Much more malty and sweet, medium body.
cathcacr (642) - Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of many similar winter ales, much like a brown ale with a touch of spice.
Listening: Howard’s first broadcast of ’08!!!!!!!!
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rich robust brown much like a porter. Notes of spice, chocolate and caramel on the nose. Flavor is rich and wonderfully balance. Flavor highlights of berry, toffee, chocolate and grapefruit. Nice head retention. Medium body with a real pleasant finish that has me begging for more. A real winter treat!