madmitch76 (12076) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
14th June 2011
Hazy dark amber beer. Tiny off white head. Semi dry and semi crisp palate. Usual Odell fine balance. Light malt - a touch creamy. Mild orange hop. Nice carbonated sting in the tail. Itís decent, well brewed and well balanced. And a shade dull.
Nuffield (3535) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely aroma, with elegant citrus, particularly orange, and obvious sweetness suggesting a warm marmelade dessert. The flavors are more mixed, with breadiness and some grassiness in the malts, though the sweetness helps out. Moderate palate. (on tap, Amsterdam Hall, St. Paul)
ajnepple (1036) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2013 A solid winter beer, reddish amber in color. Smells earthy, malty. Well-balanced flavor of sweeter malts and bitter, slightly spicy hops. Nice finish.
jcnielsen (1300) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Odell on 12/22. Pours a medium brown color with white head. Malty, slight bitterness, and chestnut flavors. Alright winter seasonal.
jandd1983 (1880) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It poured a clear, golden amber color with a small white head. The aroma was slightly fruity with some caramel malts and light on the english hop profile. The taste was crisp, lightly bitter and heavy on the caramel malt with light fruitiness. Decent.
polomagnifico (1144) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from wchesser, thanks Will! Aroma has caramel, sweet dark bread dough, yeast, lots of herbal notes and hops and clove. A little infection going on I think but not bad. Dark amber with an average off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lace. Flavor is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied and watery soft. Overall not a bad beer but not one I would want to try again unless on tap at the brewery.
KajII (755) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear burnt copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white fluffy head that dissipated at a normal pace, down to a thin film with a small collar and had very good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light herbal hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a lightly mild spiciness.
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet and a tad acidic with a touch of dark fruit and a light spicy alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slightly bitter spicy taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this brew was a nice change from a lot of winter beers, possessing good malty backbone, a nice sweet fruitiness and just a smidgen of spice, giving it a really good drinkability...
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasant amber ale. Something about it seems a bit lacking but im not sure what. Pleasant though.
brinehart (185) - Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep copper with tan head. Toast and biscuit dominate up front and mid-pallet, followed by a good balanced finish. Spicy hops. A little caramel in their too. So tasty and drinkable.
EHopper (591) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Enjoyed at Old Chicago as part of mini tour. A nice bit of bitter and rather toasty. Works ok but not worth another.