DaSilky1 (2605) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 dazzling brown color with a big malty aroma similiar to a scottish ale aroma, thin tan head, Bitter start with backbone malts driving this beer throughout, malty bitterness in the finish, exceptional
jazz88 (2471) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Old London style holiday ale. Dark brown-red color. Notes of tart fruits with a malty body.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 29, 2002
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, medium head. Roasted malts, mildly hopped, some spice? Slightly bitter with some sweetness. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is somewhat bitter, and slightly fruity sweet
austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A chestnut-colored ale that goes down warmly. A slight sourness, and yet also a sweetness, and a fair amount of hops. I was expecting a little more flavor, but viewing from the other ratings, not everyone’s been impressed. This is the first brew from MacTarnahans Brewing that I wasn’t wild about.
gerdy555 (163) - Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
maybe its because im drinking this beer in august, but i’m really not very impressed. definatly has a strong malt and hop flavor, but seems more like a muddy mess of flavor. i’ll try this again in the winter maybe i’ll like it more then
NJBeerman013 (1032) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly bitter. Poured a deep amber color with a bubbly light tan head that faded into a nice lace quickly. Interesting aroma and flavor. Honestly I expected a bit more from this beer.
igneous1 (1469) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very malty aroma, and a nice deep garnet-brownish color. slight head
Terminus (2940) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - FEB 25, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2003 great holiday ale!! very nutmeg flavor finish that tastes very good. This beer is still available around my area (2/25/02), but i wonder how good it would be? If your a fan of holiday/celebration ales, check this one out
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear ruby/copper with a very thin edge head. Light carbonation. Fruity aroma (cherries) with some caramel malt and earthy hops. Medium body, fruity, spicy and lightly sticky. Tremendous English Old Ale qualities, although weaker. Lightly bitter and mildly sweet. Not an intense amount of flavor, but solid (a la Young’s Winter Warmer). Finishes slick, juicy and dry. Thank You Gusler.
baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Plenty going on in the flavor here. A most worthy winter ale.