Cuso (4385) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Hazy dark amber color with huge off-white head. Honey, malt, spices in aroma. Caramel malt, followed by huge portion of fruity hops with grapefruit, tangerines, Centennial hops. Long hoppy bitter finish. Tasty.
fajry (500) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flaska. Krasna jantarova farba. Vona opat cukrikova a prazene slady. Prazdnejsie telo, prilis vela karameloveho sladu v chuti a extremna horkost.
MisoW (1196) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours amber color, white head. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, hoppy. Taste is extra bitter, hops pellets, grapefruit, tangerines. Extra hoppy aftertaste.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cold.
Aroma: Lots of spruce with hearty malt. A little spice.
Appearance: Quite hazy, dark amber body with a think, khaki cap. Light lacing.
Taste: Spruce and resinous hops. Caramel and spice malt.
Palate: Medium bodied, gentle carbonation. Moderate+ length on the finish, ends on a sort of caramel-cookie malt.
Overall: Quite a nice seasonal. It reminds me of snickerdoodles and winter smells. Pretty good!
iceman15658 (128) - Acme, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
120z Bottle to Tulip Glass. Aroma is that of malt, taste was a nice medley of hops and malt, It has a nice sweet finish and was better than I expected
gdubu493 (27) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Twelve ounce (12 oz) bottle from a local MD brew store. Drank from the 12 oz. bottle it came it. Skunky aroma. Taste was bitter. Overall, SilentJo said it well, "It leaves a thick feeling on my tongue. Hop heads would enjoy it but not quite my taste." #RespectBeerBrethren.
penguinfinity (103) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours nearly clear amber with little head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is sweet and woody; flavour is sweet, of raisins and spice. Strong flavor, but a really bitter finish and aftertaste. I’d rate it higher if not for the aftertaste, and it could be a little less hoppy, but this beer does claim to double the hops from its non-seasonal counterpart, so that’s to be expected.
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is sweet malt, taste was a mix of hops and malt, the sweet tried to balance the bitterness but it leaves a thick feeling on my tongue. Hop heads would enjoy it but not quite my taste.
mattyhennessy (287) - Highton, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy reddish brown. Medium to low carbonation. Very sweet aromas of caramel, citrus and pine. Taste of cooked toffee, raisins, malt balanced with citrus and pine. Bitter with a hoppy finish. Sugary flavours are balanced well with hop flavours, but tastes a little ’mish mash’. Flavours don’t come with clarity
pdx77 (1317) - Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, served in its very own Santa’s Private Reserve glass. Hazy brownish amber color, with fluffy dark tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, sweet malt, grain. Taste is tart strong citrus (tangerine and grapefruit), pine, dark caramel malt. Starts off a bit astringent in its bitterness, but mellows over time. Finishes quite hoppy, but with an undertone of sweet malting.