steview (1012) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 24, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2003 The beer looks nice and it smells nice. There's a good Irish upfront with some sweet malty caramel taste to slide down and into your tummy. Has a nice little spice in the finish. It's a cozy beer. i need to re-rate.
BBB63 (5696) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice reddish hue and tan head, which goes quickly. Carmel, hazelnut, and coffee tones in the aroma. Sweet malt taste with just a little hoppiness. Warm and full mouthfeel and sweetbread aftertaste. A good ale compared to the rest of the genre.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Huh - the do still make good earthy stuff at NG - I was getting worried after the last two blasts of heavy sweetness. This one is weet, too, but in a more restrained way - a plesant toothsome edge quilted in with the spicy hops and decent malt backbone. Nice stuff.
awaller05 (305) - Sharon, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet smell with a copperish undertone. Taste was decent as I took my first taste. Found the glass being empty quick with this one. One of the deepest red ales I've seen.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2003
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A nice red ale that reminded me of homebrew. The price is right. Cheers to the brewery for effort though.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2003
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet toasty nut aroma, with caramel malt presence. Copper red color with a pleasant head. Smooth body with good malt backbone and hop balance. Subtle hop finish is permeated by crisp roasted malt. A very-well done ale that hits the spot.
beerguy101 (5250) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 29, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color. Small head. Aroma is malty and slightly sweet, hint of spice. A medium bodied amber. Very nice malts, sweet with some fruitiness. Hops are somewhat subdued, slightly spicy. Very tasty amber. Well balanced. Smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is slightly bitter, with a touch of linger sweetness.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 16, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was pretty decent. Light head but delicate and beautiful. Copper tints shining through and spicy bite to this winter amber. The name alone reminds me of good times in the snow.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark red. Flavor of hops. Unexpectedly sweet, with the sweet hops taste staying around long after I was finished. very good.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gosh,I love these malty beers. Pours ruby red with a fizzy head,that you can tell,is just going away.It does. At first the aroma was airy and non-exsistent but soon became totally malty with just the slightest hint of spicy,hop. Mouthfeel is thick and great carbonation. Body is quite big,well,bigger than expected. Sweet,sweet malts and subtle,spicy hop,flavoring fill the mouth. The finish is sweet and roasty. For as much hopping as they say they did,this is one damn,malty beer(good thing). The more I drank the spicy,earthy hops came out in the finish but malts dominate.Quite a suprise!Loved it!Thanks for the suprise PJones!