Dogbrick (7666) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Christmas Ales & A Christmas Story at Studio 35 on 12/7/08: This beer pours deep brown with a medium thin white head that diminishes quickly. Sticky spots of lacing. Aroma of nuts and molasses along with a malty undertone. Medium body with flavors of malt and dark fruit, as well as some brown sugar and caramel. The finish is sweet and malty with a short fruity aftertaste. Decent overall.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle...pour is a dark, opaque brown with a moderately sized cream head. Nose is caramel malts, toasted malts, cinnamon, nutmeg and some nutty notes. Medium body...very smooth and silky, perfectly carbonated. Flavor is mainly nutty malts, spice, some caramel and chocolate notes and a bit of a subtle hop finish. Great brew, very sessionable.
wheelz843 (233) - Grand Island, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. has a very rich buttery aroma. pours almost black with little head. has a very warm, butterscotch flavor with a smoky finish.
badgerben (4386) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown color with a thin head. Nutty and buttery. Strong dark malts. Definitely nutty. Creamy. A little bitter and dry finish. Quite nice.
alobar (2737) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark brown color. Aroma of caramel, chocolate,and raisin. Flavor of molasses, chocolate, brown sugar. Well done.
jefcon (1363) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really dark brown ale. Really dark. Aromas of raisin, chocolate, currant and straw. Tasting confirms the profile and also contributes a nutmeg/cinnamon spicing. Round edges on this beer with a quiet malt chocolate finish.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle. Pours with a small, light brown head with excellent lacing. Dark brown body color. Aromas of molasses, toffee, citrus, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Creamy and slick texture with an average duration of flavor. Very smooth beer and excellent aftertaste. Must purchase!
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Date: 11/29/2008 Source:Once Apon a Vine - Southside 12 oz bottle. Lots of caramel and brown sugar in aroma. Very deep brown clear with small white head. Very pleasant caramel flavor with vanilla and brown sugar and some spicy hop and yeast notes medium body and mouth feel. Finish is mostly dry with touch of residual bitterness. Very nice brown ale.
kalkmanc (2) - Holland, Michigan, USA - NOV 29, 2008 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into an English Pint. Sight: Pours a carmelish color and finishes pretty dark when beer is set. A small creamy white head. Smell: Fantastic smells of caramel. Taste: Not a very strong flavor, but a taste of caramel and a small hint of hops. I have enjoyed this beer before when drinking casually, but it is not as exciting now as it was the first times I have had it. Probably because I am paying more attention to it when I am rating it. Overall it is a pretty good beer, a good price, and is drinkable at any time. Not a very strong beer.
HonkeyBra (3280) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown pour. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and spice. Flavor is interesting: lots of vanilla and wood notes along with the roasty malt. Maybe a bit of lactose too. Mouthfeel is fine. I’m not sure I could drink a six pack of these, but one is nice.