Westmeister (1524) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft from the brewery (GABF weekend) - Malty, fruity, little cocoa, winter spicy really easy drinking brew. Had this also in bottle during the weekend and for the abv it is really bumping a big abvs taste. Definitely a traditional winter warmer.
thirdeye11 (5393) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) clear medium brown, creamy white head. Nose is nutty, vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. Taste is really nutty, winter spices, creamy, chocolate malt, smooth and creamy.
kaser (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour from 12 oz bottle. Earth and malt taste. Like an Oktoberfest. Carmel earth notes. From Brady. Not bad
Experiment_Ale (650) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
At Odell. Pours clear dark bronze. Aroma is big rye mild yeast funk. Taste is more rye, unmelted wheat grass hay.
brokensail (9921) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Odell. Copper pour with a khaki head. Nutty, toasty aroma. Sweet malt, caramel, floral hops, wood, and a touch of fruit. Flavor is sweet toasted malt and caramel. Nuts, wood, and a little bit of fruit.
Doofgoblin (267) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really wanted to like this more. The aroma is certainly underwhelming with a faint "off" quality that twinges your nose. The taste is better malty but with a certain bitter component; however, I would have liked a little more rich nuttiness to this one. Overall, it finishes clean slightly bitter--certainly would want this to be the only brew I had isolated in a cabin during the winter.
gmellison (368) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber color with an off white head. aroma is roasted malts. flavor is dark fruits, and deep roasted malts. nice all around, probably drink tons of this when it gets cold
Kavu (1960) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours clear red with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits, nuts and some hops. Quite nice!
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar
Pours nice amber with medium head. Aroma is hops, floral, malts. Flavor is hops, malts, floral, citrusfruits.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral, malty. Some spicy notes to it. Very smooth. The floral notes made it a little unusual as a winter beer (in my opinion). Was very malt-forward, however, without being syrupy. Bit of subdued yeast and some citrus in the aftertaste.