talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber with clarity; head is off-white, pillowy, and decent-sized with some longevity and some nice lacing. Nose is not like a winter warmer, but fine with citrus and light pine and caramel. Flavor is heavy with citrus, maybe orange peel, light caramel, light breadiness, and herbal; bitterness is low. Ends herbal and short. Palate is medium-thin, lively, and watery. Wow, not a great offereing from a decent brewery, and from a winter warmer, which I love. Donít expect the typical winter warmer, just a weird, somewhat dark, citrusy concoction...
Kevin (2089) - New Mexico, USA - OCT 19, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. light clear brown with a lasting head that leaves a pleasant looking lacing pattern down my glass. roast and chocolate nose. a bit of woody trebark in the finish, but other than that slightly unpleasant taste this is a malt centered brew. chocolate, dry roasty hints, a bit smokey, but not really pleasing. this is one of those beers that i donít find bad, but is just not for me.
hopscotch (9221) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... GABF RB Tasting í06... Cloudy orange ale with tons of small, black floaties and a mid-sized, wispy, off-white head. The nose is of caramel, milk chocolate, vanilla and light diacetyl/butterscotch. Some butterscotch in the sweet flavor as well, along with caramel and toasted nuts. Medium-bodied and watery with moderate carbonation. Sweet, then astringent finish. Kudos to DenverLogan for sharing the bottle!
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
copper color small white head, rich heavily malted aroma carmels and brown sugars, pretty 1 dimensional, palate is pretty thin, flavor is bland carmelly and grainy. Not good
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2006 post-party via DenverLogan. 2003-2003 vintage. The beer pours to a chestnut colored body with a nice white head. The aroma is lightly oxidized barley. Some interesting citrus. The flavor is nicely citrusy and barley. Very aged. Decent malty palate.
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Bottled 11-30-04: Pours deep mohoghany with a diminishing white head. Aroma is slightly musty with grape, plum, and candy with a bready hint, very complex with caramel and nuts coming through as it warms. Flavor is very bready and sweet, extremelly mellow, definate english yeast character coming through, slightly tart apple/plum flavor in background. Much better than I remember it from January 2005, they should always age it 4 years.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear, golden ruby hue. Spotty off-white head. Floral, fruity aromas, with a cinnamon, caramel malt nose. Medium and initially sticky sweet with a strong caramel toffee malt flavor. Slight coffee note, with a bitter piney dry hop finish. Warming and fruity. Great balance; sweet and bitter/malt and hops. After all these months, this is still quality!
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottled 11/30/04 Copper colored ale with nice sitcky lacing. Malty aromas with nice traces of cookies, carmel, spice, and pine needles. Chewy malty body with some apricot and tea-like spice on the finish. Solid winter ale. I wish I would have drank this beer a little sooner.
swanmann (605) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2006 This was probably my first declared "favorite" beer. Darker amber. Maybe a bit over carbonated. They have a cask conditioned on tap sometimes. The lower carbonation really opens up the flavors. Wood and smoke, sap even (?) I really like it. Pork or pizza.