Rynoplasty (700) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours amber brown with a tan head. Aroma is citrusy, piny hops with a little bit of caramel and roasted malt. Flavor is a nice blend of citrusy hops with a nice malt backbone, that features a little bit of chocolate and brown sugar. Good stuff.
forsides (118) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown, light head. mellow nose with roasty caramel malt notes, and some full spectrum hop notes in the background. taste has some hop bitterness up front, followed by caramel malt goodness. nice
argo0 (11079) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Medium beige head atop clear dark copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light metallic. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, some pine, light chocolate. Soft medium body, light effervescence, fairly easy drinking.
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 18, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a clear copper colour with a bubbly tan head that lasts a while and leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is both hoppy and malty with notes of toffee, pine, nuts molasses and some tropical fruit. Flavour is very much the same with an emphasis on the toffee maltiness. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a nice, long bitter finish. Quite similar to a couple of other Rogue beers but thats not necessarily a bad thing; a very nice winter style American ale and one of the best recent releases from Rogue.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a mahogany red body with an off white head. Pine y viney hop tones, bitter pine notes and light etoh. Hoppy herbal pine notes, moderate bitter finish.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Muddy mahogany, puffy off-white head. Fresh strong northwest hops and a muddled caramel malt note and some earthy prune notes. The flavor is slightly bitter with a balanced body and nothing really jumping out at me. Seems like a traditional winter ale with its aggressive dry hopping and mid-lovibond malts but they hold back with the actual gravity or bitterness. Chewy tail with a nice dull hop thud in the tail. Not the best choice of hops.
Maverick34 (1910) - New York, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from Waterfront Manhattan. Poured dark, some caramel and earthy notes. Not too bad, not too remarkable either.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber with a thin off-white head. Notes of toffee, deep aromatic malt, piney and citric hops. Full bodied, moderate resins with soft carbonation.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle with glow-in-the-dark graphics. Transparent chestnut color, capped with a medium sized tan head. Aroma of toasted malt, nuts, pepper and earthy hops. Caramel and spruce hit the palate first and are soon joined by earthy hops, pepper, and spice. the finish is a bit astringent with earthy hops clinging to the palate. Not bad; would probably hit the spot after a day on the slopes.
Fevernova (210) - Athens, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bottle -- Dark brown with a creamy light tan head. Dark roasted malts, coffee, and caramel. Simple but good. Nice hop bite, heavy and full on the palate.