Sammer (885) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reddish brown pour from bottle with a fading white head. Aroma is floral hops and wood. Taste is slightly sweet with hints of caramel and molasses. Decent session type beer.
Jow (1375) - New York, USA - NOV 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Foxwoods Food & Wine festival. pours a murky brown with flavors of raisin, nuts, spice, mild hops, caramel, and brown sugar. well balanced with medium carbonation a nice enough winter brew
phildorsey (122) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2010
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a thick frothy head. Taste is a little bitter and sour, and weak on the palate.
adnielsen (6177) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted from a 12 oz. bottle purchased in Fort Collins, Colorado. Medium to dark copper toned body with a larger size head. Toasty malty aroma and strong alcoholic flavor with a rough texture.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 17, 2010
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Caramel malts. Harsh finish. Completely average beer. DIdnít expect much more from a red hook brew.
arminjewell (4159) - Saudi Auroria, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red with off white head, aroma is some caramel, nuts, roasted malt, touch of vanilla. Taste up front is some sweet caramel, biscuit, vanilla, leading into some nutty flavors and finishing a bit dry and bitter with the roasted malt. Pretty good!
JohnBarleycorn (537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Chestnut-brown appearance. Aroma leads with pleasant raisin and brown sugar before moving to molasses, burnt toffee and dark malt. Very heavy, almost chewy palate. Flavours inspire with hot chocolate, honey, toffee and a slight bourbon character. Big and good.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a medium diorty brown, nose is sweet and spicy, taste is cloying and syrupy.
mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into a Sam Adams Sensory Glass. 2008 Style.
Color is a light carmel brown. Pours a decent head that leaves a medium level of lace.
Aroma is of piney hopes. Some spices are also noted. Taste is of similiar piney hops. A slight hint of carmel is also tasted.
Mouthfeel is smooth, but bitter (due to the hops). Leaves a dry taste in mouth.
Overall, a solid beer. I would recommend this winter style ot anybody.
Serving type: bottle
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were long lasting and left behind a strong bubbly carbonation transparent copper brown colored body. The aroma was hoppy and brown malt. The crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish. The mild flavor contained notes of sharp hops nutty malts and brown malt. A quaffable decent one that I would consider drinking again.