SmokeyDaBear (150) - - JAN 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Smells extremely weird with oaky hints. Bitter to taste.
Phatdog1 (179) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wax topped bottle in trade, with thanks to soonerchamps. Poured a murky brown with a small beige head. Initial aroma of yeasty bread with some molasses, then lots of wood and booze. Flavor of tart dark fruit, a bit of sour. Oak very present, slight boozy finish. As it warmed up, it evolved to a buttery finish. I wonder if time would help this, it tasted a bit green to me. Odd little brew.
djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Bob! Pours a cloudy brown with a small beige head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is raisin and nuts. Light fruit caramel but a bit off in the finish.
jahshuwuh (455) - USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very muddy brown color little head. Smells of alcohol strongly, along with a musty chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter. Taste is slightly smoky roasted with some good chocolate flavors that reminds me of a tootsie roll. Dry, slight bitter at the beginning. Some tastes of rye as well. Overall pretty interesting.
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hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in Tulsa, light body, nice subtle tartness, but mostly sweet. Subtle roast flavor, bit of grape mid taste, chocolate in the finish.
umich03jm (2326) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Waxed bomber thanks to soonerchamps. Pours dark reddish brown with a medium sized foamy head that fades slowly and lingers nicely. Aroma is very Belgian-y which was unexpected. Big fruity esters like a Belgian strong with spices, oak, and light caramel. Taste is sour dark fruit, slightly tart, lots of oak, some spices. A little boozy in the finish. It’s not bad but it’s just not very good either. Like a boring Belgian Christmas beer.
DrSilverworm (7694) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Very last bit from the keg, lucky me. Totally hazy brown color. Thin khaki head. Couple dots of lace. Some loose dots of lace. A nice-looking old ale. Bigger body. Full, kind of chewy texture. Smooth, lighter carbonation, lightly slick texture. Taste is a little old - lightly tart, a lot of tannins. Light sweet. Not so sour as to ruin the beer, but the tartness is a little odd, seems out of place. Caramel malt, light butterscotch, light spice, a bit of toastiness, some light butteriness. Flaws are noticeable, but I think overall taste and flavor is not horrible, and texture is pretty nice.
jkwood04 (4327) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle in a tulip. Pours very dark brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of nice toffee and caramel malts, a little oak, a lot of spices, and light bitterness. Flavor the same with a little too much spiciness and hints of dark fruits. Average texture. Interesting but not that great because of the overwhelming spices and fruitiness.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Shared this bottle with the family on Christmas.
Spice.. Spice.. Spice. I’m not sure what all is in traditional Christmas spice,
But about half a bottle in, that’s all I could taste.. And it kept stacking.
Tmoney99 (11376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Poured a dark hazy brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sweet malt and spice aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate duration. This is a soft complex beer.