21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2001
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ever had a chocolate covered cherry. I like the rosey red cheeked drunken irishman on the label though. As it says, it was a winter wonder. As in I wonder what the hell is with the bobby dazzler name. Just call it Drunken Irishman Holiday Ale.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 3, 2001
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Do you like Strawberry Daquiris? Because that is what this disaster of a beer tastes like, from start to finish. No hops, period. The crazed, crapulent sot on the label is enough to make me want to want to hurl.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - JUN 3, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2003 This stuff was great! Chocolate, fruit... man, there is a lot going on here.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bitterness dominates at first, although closer look reveals sweet malt and creaminess. Bitter aftertaste complemented by chocolate malt and fruit. Irritating label.
Astrologer99 (22) - Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 3, 2001
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hint of nutmeg. On the light side for a winter ale, a rich version of Newcastle brown. More cinnamon on the mouth, not one to be aged a year, like Anchor’s. I do love cinnamon.
mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a great winter ale! Deep crystal clear garnet color. Almost looks like a bordeaux when held up to the light. Lots of dark roasted malt and spicy hops in the nose. Moderate body and smooth texture. Pleasant balance of sweetness and the hop bitterness on the palate and in the finish. Very well done!
Indra (2605) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 1, 2001
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2003 A decent holiday ale. Dark red, malty and sweet, with just a touch of balancing hop.