Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a very dark red color with a thick head of tan foam. The nose smells of spiced bread, brown sugar, cherries, and apples. The flavor leans towards the sweet and spiced side, like you would expect from a holiday ale. The sweetness is balanced with abundant carbonation and light earthy bitterness. A little pine and vanilla come out as it warms. Nice brew.
zoucrew102 (624) - - MAR 9, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is fruity with hints of hops. Pours medium amber with a thick off white head.
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ajnepple (2566) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Mahogany in color. Bitter hops, chocolate malts, nuts and light caramel.
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Lucky 13, San Francisco, CA. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity sweetish malty caramel flavor with weak hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish.
glennmastrange (2331) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of bread and roasted, light cooked orange for the hops, moderate dough for the yeast, with brown sugar and dried fruit. Head is huge, frothy turning rocky, off-white with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is muddy medium red/brown. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then the long finish is moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate was undescernable from the overly fizzy carbonation. This English Strong Ale has nice aromas but the flavor is out of balance and its carbonation hides too much of the mouthfeel.
MrBeerFanatic (890) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium mahogany with an off white frothy head. Aromas on the malty side of sweet caramel, toffee, candy, bubblegum, light fruity hops, and a touch of chocolate. Flavors of light roasted malts, slight grain, grass, very light ester of bubblegum, and light caramel. Light to medium sweetness, bitter finish, slight roasted malt aftertaste. Kind of an interesting mix of flavors as the aromas put out different vibes than the flavors.
Cybercat (3516) - Georgia, USA - FEB 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hearty aroma is mainly yeasty and fruity with a malty underpinning. It pours a clear, dark, bubbly chestnut with a very thick and frothy pale wheat head that sticks around for quite a while. Strong flavor has firm malty, hoppy and fruity notes plus yeasty and subtle spicy (mainly cloves) and woody tones. Very hearty, enjoyable and pleasing! Smooth texture has good body and fizz. Labeled a winter warmer, but fine any time of year.
bytemesis (3526) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours clear brown-amber with a small tan head that dissipates with nice lacing. Aroma is faint, with notes of caramel, orange. Flavor is a bit spicy, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and fairly strong orange peel riding a caramel back. Medium body, light zesty bitterness. Not really my thing.
kaser (3126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from tap at Park n Co Denver. Dark orange and cloudy pour with thick n foamy dark head. Good fresh and bitter aroma. Fruity ad malty taste. Bitter with weird aftertaste. Don’t love it but don’t hate it
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 22 ounce bottle. Very sweet malt taste with hints of fig and other pitted fruit. Little hop bitterness. Good winter ale.