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.
Megan (101) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of my Target holiday beer buying spree. Poured dark red, medium to full body. Sweetish flavor and rich tasting.
DarkStar22769 (100) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A deep ruby-caramel pour with a middling cream head. Aroma may suffer as a result of a cold but itís malty...chocolatey with little in the way of hop bouquet. Flavour has that graininess that seems to accompany black patent malt...itís decent. Some hop in the taste, more than I would have expected given the lack of presence in the aroma. Again, this cold is impacting my rating but I think Iím being fair. I would order more of this, for sure.
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colored with a soft white head. Malty with hints of caramel, and just a hint of spicyness. Dry and alittle thin. Alittle grassiness as well.
wacohoover (100) - Garland, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer. Smooth and refreshing. A little more heavy tasting than many other ales, which I kind of expected. Hints of caramel, pine, and a mild hoppy flavor.
szkot (100) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2004
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The best thing about this beer was the color. Taste was not remarkable, slightly metallic. Not a beer for me.
robpet (98) - Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA - NOV 22, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Average, average, average, average, average. What else is there to say? Pours fine, smells ok, tastes decent, but with no real character. "Hearty" it is not. Not distinguishable from a mediocre summer ale.
GregL40 (97) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable winter brew, but blander than some others. Could use a bit more spice.
jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A much better winter than others including Sam Adams with a nice slight spiciness.
vonderbrink (95) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Amber color. Nice tan head that stayed around awhile. Malty aroma with a hint of spice. Nice lingering after taste.