nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am on the fence about this one. I really want to like it but it has turpentine like bitterness. Now having said that it has a wonderful caramel malt and toffee taste as well. The aroma is floral hops and some pine. I have had better pine flavored ales and even though itís not bad it could be better.
DrSilverworm (4021) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Clear red color with a brown hue, thin khaki head. Some lace. Interesting, intriguing aroma... Sort of a sweet taste. Like a red twizzler. Sort of fruity hops, like fruit punch. Interesting sweetness, kind of sugary. Despite the more pronounced carbonation, this is drinkable because the taste is so interesting. A winter ale thatís more on the candy side. My mom had a taste, she suggested orange... I can see that
thornecb (3978) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber into a trappist glass. White micro head with good retention recedes to coat surface leaving spot lacing. Spice aromas. Crisp with dark caramel and a sweet lasting pepper finish.
unclemattie (3908) - Georgia, USA - NOV 16, 2006
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber, thin white head. Hop up in the front, awful dirty corn malt in the finish. Wonít try this one again.
boFNjackson (3897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Poured a nice dark, glowing red tone with a great frothy head that lasted and had nice lacing. Sweet malty aroma, with flavors of floral arrangements, maybe some fruit and malt. It tasted a little watery but certainly makes a decent brew.
JohnnyJ (3894) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 11, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is sweet and hoppy. Notes of caramel in the nose. Pour is reddish amber with a fizzy white head. Flavors of hops, fruit, mild spice, and malt. A decent ale.
esjaygee (3844) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beastiefan2k - thanks Eugene! Clear copper with a thin tan head that quickly fades away leaving a small layer atop. Aroma of caramel, strong toffee, toasted malt and earthy hops. Taste is malt up front with toffee, caramel and moderate fruit with some citrus hops and pine to balance it out with some spicy notes. Average mouth feel with some moderate finish and a little burnt malt characteristic comes through as it warms. Not bad.
radagast83 (3752) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hoppy, fruity aroma. Decent winter beer, nice and fruity, with malt.
emacgee (3747) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep sharp amber color. The head is initially strong, thick, tan, and ceamy with lacing (poured into a lager glass which may account for head). The aroma was very hoppy, piney (shrubber85), with some malt charactr. The taste is dominated by hop too, with a seconday malt character. Tastes like an amber/brown ale mixed with an ale of moderate hop bitterness (pale ale, esb). There is also some belgian sour/earthy smell and taste too it, maybe iím misreading that. Palate is interesting on account of the carbonation.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2001
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was stinky. It wasnít skunked, but it was stinkyeasted. Cascade hopped, tinny first taste -- I suggest letting it sit and warm to get the ale flavor. The palate is actually on the higher side of 3, but not a 4. Some butterbread aftertaste. I was disappointed. Tastes like a bad Sierra Nevada brew.