omhper (18746) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Hazy brownish amber. Flowery hops and spices (nutmeg & cinnamon?) up front. Clean, hard mouthfeel, medium to light body and average bitterness.
Oakes (11386) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bright copper-brown. Nutty, fruity aroma. Light bodied, nutty, some faint earth/yeast notes. Dry, crusty finish.
argo0 (11165) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The caramel malt is what you smell, then taste. Almost no hops presence.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Source: total beverage, DC
cloudy dark amber, whispy head, rich malt and floral hop aroma, rich malt flavor with well balanced spicy floral hops, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
Tmoney99 (9965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured clear ruby color with medium frothy off-white head that was that lasted with good to excellent lacing. Moderate sweet malt and herbal aroma. Medium to full body with smooth texture with flat carbonation. Medium sweet malt and spice flavor with a medium sweet finish. Soft brew.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thin head. Nice orange amber ale with a butterscotch nose and liqueur (ameretto is right kindestcut). Nice warmth of alcool, spices, faint bitterness, but nice body. Enjoyable.
rlgk (9016) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a nice head. Aroma brings vanilla and some fruit, was it melon? Very smooth and pleasant to drink.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep, crystal clear amber beer with a large, frothy, ivory head. Mostly lasting with excellent, thick lacing.
The nose is malty and very yeasty (bread dough) with huge shots of maple syrup and winter spices. Allspice and maybe cinnamon? Dark fruit as well.
The flavor is of Russian black bread, alcohol, clove and oak up front. Very well-balanced with a moderately bitter hop presence and earthiness on the backside.
Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Long, yeasty, spicy and dry finish. A very nice winter warmer... even in the Spring!
3fourths (7767) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear orange. Aroma of roasted caramel and nuts, with some vinegar or alcohol. Has a strange vegetable and milk flavor, not really comparable to other winter beers sampled. Smooth finish of scotch and Irish cream.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep copper colored, oily brew with an interesting array of flavors. Strong cascade hop aroma which when tasted seems as though it were dry-hopped. Lots of caramel malt in the body but it goes down smooth. Not the same variety of spices you would expect to find in most winter ales.