jcwattsrugger (10000) - 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.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
21St December 2008. Clear dark brown beer. Malty but balanced with a bitter hop finish. Smooth palate offset by a little spice. Not bad.
bhensonb (8954) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of lightly roasted caramel. Mahogany color with a respectable beige head. Rather thin in body with very mild carbonation. LIghtly spiced sweet caramel witha little bitterness. The finish seems a bit vanilla, a bit caramel, but the bitter builds enough to help out. Complex fruit flavors? Maybe next time. It is a very good ale. Seriously.
Tmoney99 (8768) - 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.
hopscotch (8212) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s been over a year since I tried this beer. I really enjoyed it, but the commercial description will have to do. If you like other winter warmers / American strong ales that i have rated highly, this one won’t dissapoint you.
Bov (8158) - 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
hopdog (7651) - 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.
Ratman197 (7607) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (7415) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
BMan1113VR (7377) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2002 Bottle thanks to paiste2002. Marked to have East Kent and Golding which are probably gone by now. Pours with a light brown head and a hazy dark brown body. Room filling aroma that smells like sherry from a foot away. Yup, sherry and raisins, with yeast, toffee, and marmalade. Smells similar to a well aged 2001 OSA. Taste is graham cracker, raisin, jam and a bit of cardboard oxidation. This might age a touch better than OSA in my book. Water like mouthfeel and light bubbles. This has aged gracefully! It is a really a great beer, I wish I had more of this vintage...