Lubiere (10698) - 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.
Ratman197 (10538) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Extremley nice fruity aroma with hints of coriander. Taste is definitely a strong bitter with an average finish. Almost peppery on the palate.
daknole (10009) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown pour. Hoppy aroma with some nuts and caramel. Hops are nicely done in this with caramel and roast also showing themselves well.
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle from a sampler. Pours a hazy dark rusty red color with a medium head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, fruity notes, a bit of chocolate and bitter, peppery hops. Taste is caramel, cinnamon, bitter leafy hops. Medium bodied.
hopscotch (9892) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sparkling clear, burnt orange/ruby ale.
Cheap aftershave and vineous notes within the nose and flavor along with toffee and leathery, citrusy and evergreen hops.
Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Short, thin, lightly bitter finish.
adnielsen (9659) - 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.
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap (12/10/03). Poured a dark Amber color with a very small tan head. Slight hoppy taste. Not a bad beer but I prefer their ESB.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a bockish colour with some retaining head. Mild malt and spice aroma. Middling mouthfeel. A bit better than average beer.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 18, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2002 bottle: I wasn’t expecting too much from this one and I was not let down. It definitely needs to warm a little for any flavor to come through. Pours a dark amber color with minimal head and lace. Aroma is lightly matly and spicy. Flavor is slightly nutty with a little butterscotch or caramel but overall it is thin. Not as robust as I like my winter ales.