DocLock (8253) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I’m not sure what it is about me and holiday beers, but it seems like I rate them higher than average typically. This one pours deep copper with a creamy, white head. Aroma of malt, hops, spice. Tastes spicy (nutmeg and cinnamon) malty, with a dense, firm palate, and finishing blasts of pumpkin, berries, and more nutmeg. Solid ruby color. This one is an elite holiday ale.
hopdog (9461) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Manayunk Brew Pub. Poured a dark, dark red color with a small off white head. Aromas and tastes of pine, spruce, cinnamon and spices. Light vanilla in the tastes as well.