bshep (114) - - JAN 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tasted like a lemony Guinness. Good for a beer tasting event, or to share with friends, but not something I would drink a whole pint of.
cwooldridge (17) - - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Out of the bottle after a 30 minute rest. not took much to go on for the pour. It’s a stout. Off white creamy head that slowly dissipates. First smell was of cherries and sweet chocolate. Solid flavor of said Cheetos and chocolate and also got done nutmeg in there as well. Very smooth finish after a short lived alcohol flavor.
stevoj (2003) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smoky and cocolatey, nice combo. Dry finish, taste of dark malt, dark chocolate, ash. Black with creamy head. Sharp, short and dry on the palate.
jkwalking05 (3639) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.9 oz bottle. Black in color with a decent sized soapy beige head. Aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, light vinegar, and dark wheat bread. Taste is of multi grain bread, chocolate, light oat, light vinegar and roasted malts.
travita (3856) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, cola like, eggshell colored head, and brownish in color. The smell is toffee, sugary, burnt marshmallow, fig, and raisin. The taste is sugar, fruits, toffee, and sticky alcohol.
Natai (87) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black with a small, off-white head. Aroma is dominated by cappuccino with a hint of caramel, flavors to match with a weak watery finish.
dereksup (13) - - DEC 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this beer. I wanted a stout, but this one is not overbearing. Still very molassesy as a stout should be, but it's not too heavy, and disguises the high alcohol content effectively.
wisdomsolo (395) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not good at all. Had this at a Christmas tasting party. Thanks Doug for a great tasting!
JDBaker11058 (1211) - Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: clear, dark brown with amber highlights and a rocky tan head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, char, dust, and some grassy hops. Taste: light, bittersweet chocolate and roast, with some musty, chalky sawdust and grass notes. Finish: watery, with slightly lingering roast characteristics. Notes: A completely average stout. However, of all Ridgeway’s terrible holiday-themed beers, this is the least offensive. Beerdvent 2013, day 18.
fluffy (1493) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
kinda awful really, a mix of smoke and mustiness, maybe a bit of funk to it? nope not good.