thegreenrooster (3241) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice dark malt with some toffee and a strong cherry. Flavor is sugary and dark malts with some nuttiness. Finish has more brown sugar with a bit of dark fruit. I don’t really get much in the way of hops but from this brewer I’m sure their in there. This is a decent beer for winter warming. Plenty malty and chewy.
joeneugs (3326) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. It pours a very ruddy dark brown/orange color with a small head. The aroma is rather sweet with cherry and plum with a touch of all sorts. The flavor is pretty nice with some dark fruity notes and intense menthol/earthy bitterness that reminds me of Northern Brewer hops. Pretty sweet too with a touch of burnt sugar. The body is medium and carbonation is spot on. This is kind of the perfect winter seasonal. Very satisfying.
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Garricks Head, Victoria, Canada. Pours dark brown, off-white head. Nose of alcohol, sweet malt/toffee, metallic hops. Flavour is alcohol, toffee. Whatevs.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
smells mild roasty and coffee didn’t get to much off the smell
pours a nice jet black with a med brown head taste is pretty good really crisp maybe to much carb but still a good drinking beer
IrishBoy (3855) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz six pack a gift from Enniskillen and Kiapepito (bottles decorated as reindeer) . Nose is sweet malty caramel, hints of bubblegum and floral, with a bit of roasty nuts. Cherry brown with a medium, heavy lacing beige head. Flavor is bitter up front with a tobacco-like note, and some background caramel/toffee, all the while the bubblegum hitting your olfactory sensors.
Lagerboy (1258) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Clear deep dark copper, solid foamy tan head slowly settles and lasts. Nutty medium roasted malt aroma. Bitter medium-dark roast flavor, sweet caramel and nuts. Soft carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Finish is long and bitter. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
Salmoniform (832) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap to glass. Deep red hue with creamy off white head. Aroma is floral, sugar, slight chocolate, caramel, yeast esters, roasted malt. Mouthfeel is nice with a medium light body and great carbonation. Taste is sweet throughout with a nice hop bitterness in the finish. Overall, this is a fantastic brew with a very clean malty offering and floal hoppiness.
HughConway (804) - Washington, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from a 6er.Pours mahogany, head is off-white and finely laced. Aroma is sweet with a bit of roast. Taste is sharp on the tongue, followed by a bit of coffee. Sweet is an undertone. Finish is clear and empty. Bit hop bitter for an alt, but a nice changeup.
bergstaden (1305) - Røros, NORWAY - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber with dark off white head - Good malt aroma with some caramel - Mlat body with some caramel, raosted malt and bitterness in the back - Roasted malt and bitterness goes into the finish that lasts for some time - This was ok
Gerbeer (1838) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark mahogany with light head. Not much of a nose. Light aromas of red fruits, candy, and toasted malts. Flavors of malts, fruit and bitter hops. But nothing special.