Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer of Thanksgiving 2014. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a hazy dark ruby to brown color with an average-sized foamy white head that had short retention, and modest cling and lacing. Its aroma featured figs and floral scents along with some caramel malt and molasses, and bits of orange, wheat, and spices. The taste had a mildly sour fruity aspect, but also some earthy and grainy bitterness and a lightly sweet dark fruit effect with raisin. It was fairly wet and a bit watery with average carbonation and fairly fluid mouthfeel.
argo0 (11637) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Minimal off-white head atop clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange, some cherry, ginger. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, cinnamon, some orange, light anise. Medium body, light stickiness, low carbonation.
Patrickctenchi (4070) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, slightly reddish-amber with a small beige head.
Caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg scent.
Taste is caramel malt, holiday spices, orange malt.
A very tasty winter ale.
radagast83 (5062) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma was touch of nuttiness, sweet, light spices. Molasses, light spices. Gingerbread notes, with some sweet light brown sugar notes. Interesting holiday beer.
solidfunk (4478) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not sure what this is. Some spice caramel aroma. Pours brown with good head and lacing. Some nutmeg. Ok but not my thing. Tap at DC Beer festival.
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
There’s lots of great spice in this beer and it manages its sweet, cookie-like flavor. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.
hershiser2 (1232) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours reddish brown with half-inch of reddish-beige head. Smells of copper, leaves, molasses. Bittersweet dark fruit flavor with molasses and light spice. Kinda tasty.
AdamT (186) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Reddish-brown hue, murky clarity with mostly diminishing white fizzy head, no lacing. Couldn’t get much if any aroma off of this beer. Medium bitter malt up front with a light short hop finish. Wasn’t really impressed.
tillmac62 (256) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber, almost brown, pour with little head and no lacing. Nose is quite faint but of dark malt and alcohol. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Somewhat smooth mouthfeel. The taste is pleasant and so well balanced that it is hard to identify the individual components. It consists of a light spiciness over an equally light dark malt sweetness. The finish is smooth. A good choice to introduce someone to craft brewing - a very good beer that doesn’t over accentuate any aspect of craft beer.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This years batch of Red Nose is much improved over past years. Fully body. More deep malts and less of anisette notes. The spices are there, in the forefront, but no longer beating you over the head. The result is a far more drinkable Red Nose. Nose is also improved. Less acrid. More mellow.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone