SamP01 (566) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice clear dark copper / amber with a small tan head. Aroma of sweet caramel malt, some sweet spices and fruitiness. Taste is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness, sweet spices and some light hops. Palate is med to full body, nice carbonation. Finish is sweet caramel malt, some breadiness and yeast, ending with a dry alcohol sweet vanilla bitternes and some nutty flavor. Overall a nice and drinkable holiday ale,
dekester1 (312) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Point Brewery. Served a dark brown with a nice lathery head & lace. Aroma of malts and clove and slightly sweet. Taste was of roasted malts with a slight hint of cloves and chocoates. Had a moderate of light hop finish. Overall, a rather nice winter brew from the Point people.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber, brown color with an ever so small white head. Aroma was cereal, cinnamon, and vanilla. This beer is a lot better than the ratings suggest. Flavor was vanilla wafer, gingerbread , and cookie taste. It was like drinking a cinnamon cookie. I really enjoyed it. Not as good as a strong ale. Thin body for the style, but still a good drinking beer.
igneous1 (1496) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 17, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
crystal clear copper color, more "blotting" than actual lacing. nose is of caramel malts and a bit of clove and other baking spices. there is also a slight hint of banana. flavor is very thin, with a completely muted hoppiness and little malt character. aroma exhibited much greater promise than did the flavor. certainly not one i’d seek out again.
huffmanjr (5) - Dunbar, West Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2010 does not count
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
"This beer disappoint me very much it had a sour smell and taste. It poured a dark reddish color with a thin head. Aftertaste was a bit on the bitter side like a IPA."
zer0crew (119) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a translucent brown with some ruby around the edges. Aroma is weak, but mostly of carmel malts. Flavor is full of carmel malts, hops and some spices. Has some dark toasted malt notes on the finish that seem to linger. Not bad, but the brew just doesn’t really "speak to me".
bpreo (1614) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s hard to not like a beer, you know? I find myself rating everything so high. It’s like rating Beatles songs, it’s hard to find anything bad.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
[Bottle] Pours a light shade of brown with a small light tan head. Dark malts, some alcohol and molasses aroma. The taste is of maple, plum, apple, sweet yeast notes and an odd mix of citrus and grassy hops. The mouthfeel is pretty thin, which magnifies the somewhat odd tastes in here. Seems like a rather muddled set of aging ingredients. Too unbalanced and thin to be enjoyable.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Pours deep copper w 2f off tan head. Nose is caramel malt, hops, brown sugary funk. Tastes malty, rich, with some spice, hops, slight rye, and a rich maltiness throughout.
triguy84 (235) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a brown with red highlights, and a thin brown tinted head. I could detect phenols, not much else in the aroma. Sweet flavor, maybe nutmeg. Medium-light body. Just ok.