BobbyW3363 (154) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 26, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice amber bownish opaque color with a nice head. Nice aroma; bold taste, nice complex hoppiness. Very good holiday beer overall.
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown red coloration. Nice white head. Aroma is fruity and malty with a touch of spice. At first taste very similar to their Dead Guy Ale. A litte unbalanced, but a sold brew.
k4df4l (154) - DTown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice dark coppery color with a fresh hoppy aroma. Has that "rogue" ale flavor with a little extra hop kick.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - JAN 24, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear mahogany that almost matches my desk and a strong frothy head make this a very pretty beer. Typical northwest hop aroma but subdued piney, also somewhat musty/dusty. Starts crisp and fades to a nice lingering bitter, but somewhere in the middle is a dry spot. Delightful mouthfeel -- who doesn’t love pacman? Looking forward to trying it again next year.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Dark amber body with this head. Sweet pine with slight caramel and graham cracker notes in the aroma. This beer is bone dry. As it warms it develops some (emphasis on some) sweet sugar cane/caramel notes, but I found this to be a little too dominated by the perfume like hops for my taste. Had all the subtlety of a sledgehammer.
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Bottle. Pours a deep reddish amber, with plenty of thick head. The aroma is very hoppy, with ample pine and citrus. The taste has a nice hop bite at first, but mellows in the finish. Leaves a great lace. A very nice beer, but more like a strong American pale ale rather than a winter seasonal.
RKanis (152) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark amber with a thick off white head. Aroma of pine. Taste is bitter and hoppy. Pretty good beer.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish amber color, slight head that is long lasting. Classic Rogue aroma and the hops show through well. Malty flavor with hop spice at the end. Not too strong but a nice winter warmer. Santa would be proud to see little Jonny drinking on Christmas day!
Drew Blood (151) - Mt.Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2001
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well, maybe I got a bad bottle, but I was a bit disappointed. As a hop head the hops was quite welcome. The spice was nice but underdeveloped. On the whole it just did not coalesce for me. All the eliments are there, perhaps I should lay one down for next year.
mikenodak (150) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 15, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not my favorite brand (they should have a hop shoot-out with S-N), but I’ll pick up some more now that it’s 1/2 price.