ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
041112. Tap at the brewery, Houston tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, spices, caramel. Slight sweet toffee taste. Not that spicy. Not Bad.
Wordsworth (131) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite seasonal Christmas beer. A lightly sweet malty flavor with a hint of spicy hops. Goes down very smooth despite the high ABV. Great beer.
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper color with thin soft off-white head. Soft palate, malty rich with a spiced edge.
haydentrow (8) - Dayton, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Got this as an extra in a trade, thanks Brad! Poured from a bottle into a Great Divide Cervoise goblet.
A: Pours a nice deep amber with light orange hues around the edges. A one finger white head pops up and then goes down just as quick.
S: Iím picking up some faint caramel malts and some light grassy pine, but nothing really else and the smell is faded (itís probably 8-10 months old at this point so Iíll take that into consideration). There is a very slight booze note on the backend.
T: Some piney and grassy hops are very present with a slight spice undertone. The bready malts create the backbone for the rest of the brew, but like the nose has faded with Father Time.
M: Itís very smooth and crisp, light to medium bodied. Very drinkable at this point.
O: Very faded in its time. This beer really doesnít hold up well. in terms of flavor profiles, but it is far from undrinkable. I would love to try this beer fresh to see if there are any spices or anything else that may have faded.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 08-16-2011
Ratman197 (9686) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of toffee, carmel, light fruittiness and light spice. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, carmel, spice and light fruittiness with a smooth lingering malty finish.
redpooba (396) - New York, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An amazing beer that can be bought in the grocery stores of Texas. The spices and seasonings make you feel like your in a log cabin around a fire even when Texas doesnít offer a winter.
SarahH648 (7) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 18, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite seasonal beers from this brewer. High alcohol content, and nice and warming finish makes this a great winter beer.
adamaustin (38) - Louisiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not much on the nose for me, but makes up for it with taste. The rich, golden-brown color somehow enhances the flavor for me. Not bad!
Strykzone (4911) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had a sample of this at Ginger Man in Austin. This poured dark brownish and was opaque. No head and no carbonation seen or felt. The nose offered raisins, other fruit, spices, and malt. This was a bit of a mess to me. Raisins ans spices were tasted but there was an undistinguishable mish mash after that. Not for me.