fiulijn (18390) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color. Nice aroma of caramel and good hop. Malty, round, with caramel taste and good hopping.
Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very decent winter ale. Shared a bottle with the GF the other night. Pours a nice amber-brown with a soft white head. Nose of roasted and sweet malts. Flavor is sweet up front with notes of caramel and maple, while beneath the surface lies the roasty foundation.Finish is pretty smooth and comforting. Nice beer.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sort of a copper colored beer with an off-white head. Some sweet brown sugar and fruit, a bit of water, and slight herbal notes. A bit of citrus peel, sort of watery, and toffee. Flavor is lightly bitter. Mostly sweet toffee, brown sugar, and bready malt. Some herbal and citrus peel hop flavors, a bit of water, and some very mild roast.
Oakes (14884) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 5, 2001
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2003 Golden-brown. Toasty, chocolatey, with a floral hoppiness. Body comes up quite empty, though. Toasty, woody notes but not much of that good stuff the aroma promised.
bhensonb (13731) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nutty, malty aroma. Nice, brown, appropriately winterish color. Surprisingly thin, but a nice malt flavor, well balanced by hop. Piny, citrusy flavor does not conceal the malt. Arguably dry. Perhaps a light coffee touch in the finish; very light. Nice, and not just for winter.
Tmoney99 (13155) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted. Good well balanced roasted malt and hop aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Same well balanced flavor with smooth soft finish of average duration.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2005 (12/10/05, 12oz bottle, bottled on 11/21/05, ABV = 6%) Small beige head topping a clear nut-brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, spruce, some pistachio, faint anise, nutmeg -- strange combination. Taste is medium sweet, pine, some caramel, light vegetal. Light-medium body. Definitely seems different from the last time I tried it, and not for the better. (5/3/6/3/11)
(12/6/03, 12oz bottle): Clear garnet body with small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, spiced, grapefruit, light floral. Taste is medium sweet, spiced, grapefruit/floral. Medium body. (6/4/7/4/14)
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished copper with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of bread, a hint of brown sugar, a bit of anise and plastic. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, a hint of rye and light spice with a smooth dry lightly astringent finish.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a copper color with a thin white head. Descent tasting beer with a nice clean palate.
Lubiere (12553) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Syracuse Holiday Brewfest Dec.04 2004. Yellowish brown with an offwhite head. Very hoppy aroma. Spiced malt andfloral hops in mouth. Rich bodied and interesting.