ACHops (653) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ White Eagle. Pours dark reddish amber with minimal head. Aroma is big rich caramel malt and a hint of spice. Taste is clean, lightly roasted caramel malt. Earthy, oaky undertones. Hops are minimal and let the malt shine. Spices are somewhat muddy and linger on the finish, allspice is the only one I can really pick out.
douglas88 (5828) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the always fun Imbre Hall. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head, some ruddiness to the appearance. The aroma is fresh fruity hops and spices. The flavor mirrors this with lots of hops and lighter spices, a medium malt balance with chocolate and pale malt. Pretty nice, very drinkable.
Syzzer (583) - Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a pleasant seasonal winter ale. Not much on the hop front (below mild) which was boasted, but definite detection of bitter finish. Very light carbonation. Weak off white head. Ok malts
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
My choice of drink while watching Brave at the Kennedy School. Pours a hazy light brown. Partially Scottish and the rest winter ale. Malt focused with a slight cider taste.
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft. pretty solid holiday special. darker amber in color. a little flat. smooth spicey and light hop bitterness. i’d order again.
AmEricanbrew (5640) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark amber color/ beige head. Tea leaf, spicy hop, toasted caramel aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet, toasted spicy caramel flavors with tea leaf, woody hops, nicely bitter finish.
Getbetter (810) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap,dark ruby,malty,lightly sweet,medium body,not bad at all would drink again.
highibus (707) - Vail, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at mill creek. Nice aroma of spice and hops. Great flavor too not too sweet but great maltiness. Finish is hops. Not bad at all. Best one I have had from them yet.
Taverner (1087) - San Ramon, California, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ North Bank in Eugene. Pours brown with some head. Tastes a little earthy, but ultimately flavorless.
19Ei8hty (1134) - Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Immense cereal grain backbone. Caramel highlights the chewy, grainy bread body. Earthy notes throughout with very light use of holiday spice.