KajII (763) - 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...
RichTheVillan (1971) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at The Sheffield Tap; light copper pour with a bubbly beige head, grass and malt aroma, taste has grass some caramel sweetness, some winter fruits and spices.
elbernays (300) - IRELAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy deep amber, pillowy white head. Spice Nutty aroma, wood and mulch. Flavour is nuts, spice. Nice and smooth with mild bitterness. Not bad but won’t set the world on fire.
SudsMcDuff (5649) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
never dissapoointed with a Odell product .. . deep amber, buddy! .. . strong foam, guy! .. . beautiful balance, pal! .. . just an all around solid beer, i’d buy a sixer or two during the season .. . . i’m tellin ya, its Worm Weather out there! nothing but cats worming it up!!
strangehorse (43) - - JAN 19, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rather so-so attempt at a winter warmer. Caramel flavour, but no real body to it for me.
EdInSaltLake (510) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Toasty, toffee, sweet malt aroma. Caramel, sweet, bread crust, and toasted malt flavor. A little fruity. Spices are in the aroma and flavor, but not a ton--probably just about right. Maybe allspice and cinnamon?
snoworsummer (1516) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft on the slopes in Breckenridge. Pours clear ruby brown with a frothy off white head and lots of lacing. Tastes like dry hops, malt, bready, slightly musky. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like malt, grains, slightly sweet with a light hop aroma.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the base of Peak 9 at Breckenridge on a powder day. Pours clear dark copper/amber with creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, fig, burnt toffee, chestnuts, and light woody notes. Flavor is dry malts forward with a touch of sweetbread that quickly dries out to woody notes and hop bitterness; dry and bitter finish that lingers. Medium body and carbonation.
djd07 (2779) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a clear amber with small frothy white head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and bready malt. Medium mouthfeel with light bready malt and lingering dry finish. Good.
keepersj12 (2512) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Christmas present from my nephew Matt. Pours a nice amber with a fluffy head. The aroma is very like a good Irish Red. The flavor has the same. Easy going down with a nice dry feel.
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ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle into Tulip. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Copper colored with a hint of ruby. Transparency is somewhere between hazy and cloudy. Significant off-white head.
Aroma: Molasses, raisiny, malty. Pretty subtle.
Taste: A mild sweetness upfront which transforms into bitterness in the finish.
Palate: Medium body with a oily texture. Pretty soft carbonation.
Overall: Overall: A nice beer, but a little underwhelming in most categories. Would have liked a lot more flavor and a lot less sweetness. The maltiness was a bit too much much for me, and really built over the course of the beer. A decent beer but not very memorable.