ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hearty strong ale, but a bit off balance. They need to back off on the hoping a bit, and this coming from an IIPA lover. It adds just a little much to the already very bold malt flavor and alcohol warmth. Pours a deep golden color with a nice white head do the the high carbonation levels, also detracting from the palate. All in all, a good winter warmer, but not balanced well enough.
uhorpheus (215) - houston, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2002
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Again, on tap at the brewery. Much better there than out of a bottle. Nice flavor, similar to the brown ale with a more bitter, hoppy, floral taste.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A real nice hearty, warm flavored beer that is a nice winter beer without the "hot" high alcohol flavor of most heavy Xmas beers, or the overly spiced versoin of other Xmas beers.
BenDover (198) - Texas, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Toasted malts, buttery and sugary, some nice spices - hops, fruit, etc. Would be nice if it wasn’t so watered down. Too weak.
taalhiker (189) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Thanks to JeffE for this brewed. Copper orange with virtually no head. Sweet nose of toffee and malt. Nice finish of fresh berries and brown sugar.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich red/brown, carbonated, fluffy tan head; great looking in the glass. Aroma of medium strength, some grassy hops as well as fruity malt. An initial bitterness gives way to sweet, a slightly viscous mouthfeel and warm finish, hops again with some interesting maltiness there, a touch of caramel. Lasts. Quite well done.
aenimopiate (176) - The United States of Texas, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like apple juice(very mouthwatering), has a beautiful dark coppery color, and tastes of dark fruits and spices. Overall a pretty yummy seasonal beer from the people down in Houston.
Phatdog1 (157) - Brentwood, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of AirForceHops. Nice orange pour with lots of tiny bubbles rising to the top. Biscuity malt nose with lots of sweet fruit. Taste is all sweet malt up front, spice & hop bite linger nicely to a dry, slightly bitter finish. Hard to belive this is 7%. Very drinkable!
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Just a very very smooth beer. Light malt with some nice spices. not much head. alcohol is well hidden.
Botnik (142) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Copper, clear, I like this. The flavor and finish have an interesting spice note.