Tmoney99 (13600) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown color with a large frothy light brown head that lasted. Good roasted malt sweet nutty aroma. Medium body with a thin texture. Moderate roasted malt sweet bitter flavor with an average finish.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle poured a clear mahogany with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, light spice and a hint of dark chocolate. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, a hint of chocolate, light spice and a bit of raisin with a smooth lingering lightly sweet finish.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think barley wine light, and then you’ve probably got a good idea of what to expect. Clear dk brown red, with minimal tan head. Aroma is strong caramel malty at first, but a noticeable earthy hoppiness shows up as it warms. Perhaps the slightest hint of seasonal spices? Flavor is malty sweet & caramel at the start. Then, toward the back of the mouth, pine hop bitterness takes over and takes you through the swallow. Fairly rich bodied.
bu11zeye (12756) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a amber-brown color with a thin light tan head. Taste of carmel and fruit add to the complexity of this winter brew.
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
GABF-on tap-pours a thin light tan head with brown/dark red color. Taste is sweet, mild, not bad. Mild carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (12192) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz. bottle. Pours deep mahagony with a small frothy tan head. Aroma is nutty caramel and chocolate malt (biscuit, meal), yeast (dough) with hop notes. Moderately bitter and acidic, caramel and chocolate malt, mild sweetness, cinnamon, hoppy spice end. Medium bodied, fizzy and dry palate.
Bov (12007) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - SEP 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of fiulijn - clear ruby-brown colour with a poor head retention; very malty nose with notes of prune and marzipan; full-bodied and pretty sweet, some bitterness; long aftertaste of malt and prune - tasty and robust
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 Bottle: This is a decent enough seasonal. Pours a dark brown color with a medium thin off-white head that lasted almost the entire glass. Minimal lacing. Aroma of malt, nutmeg (?) and brown sugar. Flavor is rich and strong in alcohol and malt flavors although the ABV really isn’t that high. Finish is rather sweet and nutty. Of the seasonals I have tried this year, it is better than average.
hopdog (11596) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle shared courtesy of TomDecapolis. Poured a darker reddish-brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of fruits, bananas, toasted malts and nuts. Tastes of bananas, nuts, caramel and toasted malts. Thinner body.
crossovert (11406) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Metallic, with surprising bitterness. IT is a deep red color and has a decenty thick mouthfeel.