hopscotch (10265) - 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.
hopdog (10255) - 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.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Pours a deep red-brown body with a light cream-brown head. Nutty-alcoholic aroma and dark malty, nutty, alcoholic flavor. Not the best job of covering the alcohol flavor.
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.
crossovert (9983) - 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.
Sammy (9981) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice malty mixture, its also in the aroma of a darkish and big off-white head drink with cola and spice.Very drinkable this one, one of the best I have had from the brewery.
DrSilverworm (9091) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Enjoy by 3/11/13. Darker hazy brown / red color. Huge pillowy khaki fills the glass and requires a 2-part pour. Fades, but a good thin layer remains. Cinnamon spice and baked apple / pear skin nose. Medium - plus body. Smooth, light / medium soft carbonation. Light spicy bite in the finish. Spice, and toasty english malt taste. Some musty bruised fruit. Light metallic. Moderate bitter, light spice bite... Not awful, but not very pleasant. Not my kind of English Strong Ale, nor my kind of winter ale.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown (no ruby) pour, with good lacing. Aroma of spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), malt, some hops. Tastes spicy, with malt, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cognac at the finish. Somewhat dense, firm palate.
3fourths (8795) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2014 Dark burgundy color, with faint aromas of roasted cherries. Full feel, with medium carbonation; tastes of sweet cherries, roasted wood, and spices. Palate is left feeling jumpy. What a nice beer.
BVery (8684) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Really solid winter warmer - super easy drinking and flavorful, but not a palate challenger. Malty, mild dark fruit, and just a hint of spice. Good stuff.