Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of rayl101. Mahogany, film, spotty lacing. Vegatal and spice in aroma, nothing else. Flavor loaded with spice, nothing else. Can’t get past the vegetal character. Really nothing going on here.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’d like an ABV check on this one...it is virtually invisible, leading me to think it might be incorrectly derived. Very light- bodied brew with an emphasis on the malts and less so on the "holiday" spicing...thank goodness. Pretty refreshing malt bomb with some nuttiness in the finish. But virtually NO warming effect, making me think this might be more in the 4-5% range....but I like it!
frankenkitty (1959) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tan head fades quickly above a body I can only peg as "reddish-brown". I find a mixture of both pale and dark malts in the aroma (which I find intrguing) along with a lemony/floral hoppiness. Flavor finds a "candy bar of maltiness" which includes chocolate, caramel and nuts... along with some mild, sour/bitter hops. A little thin in the mouth with a dry finish. A sessionable brew for the ABV.
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NosirIwont (1894) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with a beige head. Cloyingly sweet, slightly tart, malt aroma. Dry and dusty. Flavour is malty. dry and dusty. Bitter finish. Too much carbonation. 26-09-09.
rougeau13 (1867) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, caramel, coffee and light spice. The taste is akin to a thin imperial stout. Rich chocolate, wood, roast and coffee dominate. Then there’s a mild bitterness in the finish. Medium-full bodied with low carbonation and a mild alcohol presence. Nice.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown body with a half inch foamy head. Nose-dusty and vegetal. Taste-almond, roasty malts, medium bitter, a staleness that is very nice tasting, light cola, apple, unsweet orange, slight lactic without the usual associated sourness, medium fruity esters. A world class beer that is delicious.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted on 4/24/11 (Easter) from a 12oz bottle sent to me as an extra in a trade. Pours clear, but quite dark amber with an average beige head that slowly recedes to thin lace with a thick collar. The nose is winter baking spices with cinnamon, allspice, and cardamom among others, roasted malt, and a cereal aroma that I associate with English ales. The flavor is lightly sweet up front with the same baking spices as the nose, moving to the more roasted and bitter notes with the cereal malt still present on the mid-palate. The body is full and oily with lighter than average carbonation and a long lightly sweet, spiced, and roasted bitter finish.
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2012 On tap at the Anvil Pub.
Dark reddish brown pour with some off-white head. Smells of caramel malt, some dark fruit, and some nuttiness. More dark fruit in the flavor with some roasted malt and sweetness. Not bad but the bourbon aged version is so much better.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy bu11zeye. Dark ruby brown and a small off white layer of foam. Nose of lightly toasted malt, english hops, and airy, bready yeast. Flavor adds toffee and cocoa. Medium body, balanced. Easy drinking, would never guess 8%. Decent.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2008
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours very dark brown (almost purplish in my light), with no head to speak of. the aroma was mostly air, with a twitch of medicinal sting. not much flavor, but what is there was smoky or oaky or both. watery mouth feel. the 8% abv is way too high a price to pay for this weak effort.