dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a little white head that dimishes quickly. Smell is some caramel and malts. Taste is similar. A decent winter beer. However, there is better out there
Strykzone (5385) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed at The Stable. Very dark with red visible only when held up to a light. Nose and flavor is anise, dark chocolate, and dark fruit. A truly unique brew with a delightful flavor combination. Enough alcohol to provide some warming. Very nice!
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
20080510 From growler at Pauls 1st Hoboken gathering. Nice mild pale ale with biscuit malts and a light dusty quality. Woodsy.
scooterbub (910) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a brown-amber color with a decent, frothy beige head that lasts. Taste is of malt, hops, pine, citrus and caramel. Aroma is much the same. Well balanced with a nice aftertaste. Has a good creamy body to it and is easy to drink. Overall, this is a nice seasonal offering that is worth picking up again.
scoth (586) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper-brown, with a medium beige head, good lacing. Smells of apple, vanilla, caramel and a little bit of pine. The malt flavor is more tame than in the aroma suggests, but there is a mild, fruity sweetness at the start. At midpalate, it picks up with some bitter, pine, and alcohol notes. The aftertaste turns into a different, more mellow citrus and pine flavor, a pleasing combination of Mount Hood and Cascade hops that take on noble-hop characteristics. Medium thick, moderately dry body.
Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
It poured a deep amber color and head an earthy hop aroma. The taste favors the malty side, which is quite nutty. I detect some diacetyl here also.
stchloe (846) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The label is gorgeous. Better than many winter warmers, sticks to malt roots. But still...
amc3000 (47) - alhambra, California, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz. bottle. 2007.
pours nicely with a minimal head. aroma is malt and a little yeast, also a little corn. taste is well balanced for a winter warmer, with the sweetness that lingers.this beer held up well.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle via friend from Denver. Golden color. Smell of malt, spice, hops and caramel. Tastes the same but with some minor fruit and brown sugar.
AmEricanbrew (6227) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear ruby with a frothy tan head, nice lacing. Faint smell of spicy malts and corn syrup. Med body and smooth. Mild taste is spicy yeast and sweet malts. A nice but understated taste here. 103106