KajII (779) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The pour was a clear copper brown with a huge (3-4 finger) off white rocky head that had great retention, finally reducing to a large foamy cap and had some fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of toasted caramel malts, spruce hops and a doughy yeast with notes of citrus (orange), toffee and dark fruit (plums and raisins).
The taste was moderately sweet and had a nice malty feel with hints of toffee and citrus at first and then became mildly hoppy with a note of dark fruit and a slight bitter finish. The flavor lasted only a short while with the fruity hoppy taste fading relatively quick.
Mouthfeel was light to medium in body and mildly dry in texture with a soft carbonation.
Overall a decent Winter Warmer that was very drinkable, although it is nothing over the top...
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
copper color, aroma of pine, citrus hops, caramel, toffee, flavor is pretty much the same, with roasted nuts, cinnamon, highly drinkable but nothing exciting
edgallow (1901) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aromas malt, yeast and citrus hops. Taste is of the roasted malt with a little hops
GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown color with a thick head light lacing. The aroma is mostly of malt with a slight touch of hops. The taste is spicy and hoppy with a nice malt background. The mouthfeel is full.
JoeTheYounger (1140) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour thin head at redhook. Crisp clean hoppy and bready with a nice finish. One of the best at the brewery.
UDBeernut (1609) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
6 pack picked up at the local beer place. Pours a lovely tan color into the pint glass. Capped by a small off white head with good retention. Clear with good bubbling carbonation. Nose is sweet with malt, caramel, orange zest. Taste adds grassy and floral notes, toffee. Light tannin. Leans to the sweet side this one does, but not cloying. Medium bodied, alcohol is slightly warming. Enjoyable.
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Elauwit (16) - - FEB 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old chicago Greeley co
Too hoppy for a red. Good beer but have had others I like more.
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neepsntatties (1170) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Colour... basic amber with a moderately frothy head. Nose... generally roasty and somewhat nutty with hints of hops. Palate... more of that basic roastiness with caramel and some hop notes followed by a somewhat dry finish. Not what I’d call a "strong ale". This one seems more like an autumnal session beer.
RasterMaster (258) - , Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper-amber pour into thick beige head that dissipates into sticky lacing that slowly melts into a swirling pool of foamy bubbles. Aroma of malty biscuit, grassy hop, and lemony citrus. Initial flavor of malty citrus that quickly fades into a bitter spruce finish.
BroSpud (1670) - , Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz stubby shaped bottle. Pours amber red with a white head. Taste is primarily caremal malt with just slight a hoppiness. I’m trying to taste the spices but can’t find them. Overall nothing great but quite drinkable.