anders37 (12954) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Vintage 2005. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma with some hints of caramel. Sweetish malty chocolate and caramel flavor with some hoppy bitter hints. Has a warming malty spicy chocolate and caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.
zathrus13 (1630) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours Copper/amber, with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, malt, and toffee. Flavor is caramel, alcohol, and malt.
unclemike (1925) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brilliant red-amber body with a crisp head that fades. Cotton candy aroma with an intense bubble gum quality and gorgeous malt touch--one of the vey best english strong ale bouquets. The flavor is of refined candy malt and alcohol--transfixed so it does not waver--extremely consistent throughout and well balanced with hop tone. A great english strong ale.
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle pours medium copper brown with a slight tannish head. Bready nose with some smoke and toffee. Slight burnt coffee body. A bit dry and some sweetness with the medium body.
Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad.
Poured clear brown color with medium off-white fizzy head that mostly with good lacing. Medium roasted malt aroma with a hoppy tone. Medium to full body with a smoth texture. Medium to heavy flavor of roasted malt with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
Good interesting solid brew.
kitschy (326) - Nebraska, USA - FEB 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at jolly roger tap room on valentine’s day. Cupid was good to us with this sweet, hoppy, roasted beer. Beautiful dark amber color, well-balanced beer with delightful hop finish. My favorite Christmas beer of the 2008 season.
captaincass (45) - Everson, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
smells and looks like a delicious winter ale. red and full. tastes way too sweet with a nice little hint of cloves. can definitely taste the booze in this one. no real trace of hops in this one.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
2007. Bottleworks. Scents of honey and vanilla; pours a clear amber but thick on the tongue.
Harsebrau (227) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gift from Nathan. Shared with Grant and Nathan on the evening of Republic Tigers. Pours a darkish amber with a swirlly hue of brown. Aroma is very spicy - so is the flavor. Cinnamon and Clove and booooze dominate. Thanks Chef Holm.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the bottle pours dark copper with a soft off-white head. Big boozy nose, caramel, brown sugar, and soft citrus hops. The flavor was dominated by booziness, vodka burn and flavor. I’m not sure what was going on, but this was one of the hottest beers i’ve had. I’ll have to try again next year to see if it’s different.