Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great this year (2011). Amber and clear with small slightly brown head. Carmel and malty, with hints of hoppy spices. Good alcohol taste that warms you quickly. Smells sweet like molasses. You taste this all the way to your stomach and it’s all good.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz in Washington. Darker copper brown. Foamy. Big sweet malt.. Lots of juice, soft caramel. Some alc sweetness. Fig, grape juice. Good.
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
$2 for 12oz bottle @ Rocket Market in Spokane, WA
Poured to NB tulip.
A: Pours amber and thick. Little/no visible head or lacing despite hard pour.
S: Pine, copper and aluminum. This is horrid and not making me want to drink it.
F: Sweet, alcoholic, not much here. Lightly bitter, hint of crystal malt in background. Boring.
M: Slicks the tongue with fine, low carbonation.
D: This recipe should be tossed out of the lexicon for what is normally a great brewery.
Serving type: bottle
crajun (932) - , Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from trade to glass. Dated 11/12. Nice brew. Aroma of toffee spices and more. Darker amber pour. Taste of toffee and some dark fruits
nealblind (661) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear darker amber no head. Aroma of citrus, nutmeg, strong malt. Strong malt flavor strong citrus hops spice. Creamy mouthfeel. Well balanced, but strong. Alcohol noticeable.
mikedR (1069) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Uncharacteristic Xmas ale; few spice notes. Rather, this is a big bold English ale. Quite thick and malty. Maybe just a tad boozy. Solid B.
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Mora2000 (5527) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. 2010 vintage. Brown with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee and caramel with some pine notes. The flavor is a bit more complex. I get some pine notes, but there is also some brown sugar, caramel and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a hazy orange body with a small white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and pine. Flavor of caramel, fruity, honey, toffee, and light spices with moderate bitterness in the finish.
thirdeye11 (5479) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bomber) clearish medium orange/amber, fine tan bubbles. Nose of rich malt, caramel, mixed nicely with English hops, honey, really nice nose. Taste of caramel, English hops, honey, orange peel, nice finish, good beer.
Dogbrick (7583) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew is a clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and fruit. Medium to full body with flavors of caramel malt, ripe fruit and a bit of vanilla. The finish is sweet with a bready malt aftertaste. Decent all around.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazy, deep copper. The nose is a little fuddy, some pennies, graininess and a little heat. The booze is hidden quite well. It is very sweet with plenty of caramel and chalky apple fruitiness. Maybe some redcurrant too. Some heat, mild bitterness. It’s a little sticky but very smooth otherwise.