drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/15/11. Bottle thanks to fratto! Mild sweet caramel/malty aroma with a sweet, malty flavor that is somewhat one dimensional but quite nice and very clean.
Terminus (3087) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at a bar in the Ft Worth Stockyards district (same one that served Buffalo Butt)-pours deep brown almost black with a hightly pronounced kacki head. nose of big roast, sugary chocllate, anise with some pronounced sweetness detected on the nose. flavors show the sweetness, but it is well rounded out by the awesoem aspects spice, dark malt, clean yeast quality, and heavy dark chocllate. lots of husky bitterness here not due from hops. a very tasty beer for sure!
djd07 (2779) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a small frothy beige head leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is a bready malt with caramel and roast. Thin mouthfeel with a rich malt and chocolate with a bready finish. Easy to drink hiding the alcohol well. A good English strong ale from Rahr.
cgarvieuk (12892) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at jans appartment manchester .... deep dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep dark cherry roast nose... little fizzy dark malts ... dark roast ... chewy toffee ... soft dark malts ... chewy toffee ...
kevinator (675) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Much better than I remember. Nice malty and caramel aroma. A bread crust brown color with a good foamy head. Weighty palate with decent carbonation. Full feeling. Bready malt flavors with burnt sugar and spices. Overall a good beer only to be bettered by the bourbon barrel version.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted British malt and some mild earthy piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some mild butterscotch and toffee complexity. Nicely balanced and very drinkable.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells herbal, vegetal and sweet. Tastes of pepper, earthy, tea, spicy, light. Enjoyable.
dchmela (2543) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Rollinhard. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Roested grain and dark fruit aroma. Smooth malt taste with nice touches of cherry and some hop bitterness. Good brew.
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek and poured into a Trappist-style glass, this seemed somewhat misnamed as a winter warmer. It has little in common with the flat, fruitcake-ish tastes that you get from, say, Sammy Smith’s annual offering of the same name. Instead, it reeks of heavy roast aromas and flavors: molasses, dark chocolate, hints of espresso. All of these met just enough hops to avoid cloying your throat, making this a nice sipper hat evoked a chocolate stout.
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, a little roasty. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little holiday spice, with a warm roasty finish. Nice.