osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep mahogany color with a huge tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, and some banana. Flavor of caramel malt, light toast, and slight earthy bitterness.
kassner (1549) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2014 Nice look with deep amber color and fair head from a bottle, but not a winter warmer. A nice ale but very little spicing and not a lot of malt.
12/13 Bottle from friends, maybe a little bigger, sort of a mild scotch ale
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Pours a clear dark amber with a light tan head that’s full. Bread and spice aroma. Sweet caramel malt taste with a buttered bread character.
zvikar (4134) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer of the Month, pours red to brown hazy with a nice beige pinkish head, aroma of malt, banana and tangerine hops, flavor of cookies, tangerine, wheat, nice bitterness, medium bodied
cheap (5307) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2012 smell is quite grassy and sweet from a bottle. look is cloudy iced tea brown. taste is at first a little medicinal,then there is this cloying effect. gets a little easier to take as the session continues but i’m nagged by the sweet rudeness of this brew. some fine co2 on the palate. now as i am near the end of the bottle there is this whiskey thing in there, almost like somebody put some cheap shit in there. difficult at times, not very refined on the finish, medicine.
kerenmk (4092) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. reddish brown with a minimal tan head. Nose: spicy, sweet, sugar, toffee and some orange. Tastes starts bitter-hoppy then becomes more alcoholic-sweet. Medium body, oily texture. very light carbonation and a long, bitter finish. Nice winter beer when Belgian beer heaviness is too much to handle.
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty, roasted malt backbone. Strong caramel and some molasses. A little chewy bread. Orange peel notes with some pine and spice. Enjoyable.
tmongoose (2219) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft pours dark amber/light brownish color with off white head. aroma is of cinnamon and sweet malt. flavor was rather thickish considering it a winter warmer. taste of cinnamon and hints of chocolate and sweet malt. not a real favorite but the warmer it got the better it was.
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown color with small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, some pleasant hoppiness and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweetish with pretty thick maltiness, some caramel, hints of chocolate and light fruitiness with a nice bitter, somewhat earthy and spicy, hoppy finish with malt still in the background. Medium-bodied. After I pour the residue left in the bottle, the beer gets a slightly yeasty character. The hoppy balance makes this one quite enjoyable.
Chudwick (2818) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2015 12oz bottle - pours amber/brown with beige head and light lacing. Nose is caramel and alcohol. Aroma adds a resin quality and a spicy finish. Medium body with thin texture. Sweet at first and quickly turns bitter. I do look forward to drinking the next five, but could do without the metallic aftertaste. 3.3. Had as draft. Much better. Similar taste but no metal.