adnielsen (7562) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Cavie. Thanks again, Travis! Dark amber orange appearance with a small cream colored head. Somewhat spicy, organic hoppy, caramel malty nose. Moderate caramel/toffee malty, lightly boozy, organic hoppy, somewhat spicy flavor. Pretty nice smooth beer though there is a little bit of a booze burn on the finish.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fizzy copper color with a sweet caramel malty aroma. Body has a medium hoppiness and a touch of spice. This exhibits good balance and is one of the best Texas beers I have tried.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of cdumler. Thanks! Pours a clear reddish-orange with a small head and no lacing. Aroma is buttered popcorn and fusel alcohol. Taste is toasted grains, buttered popcorn, stone fruits, spice and hops. Medium to full body.
Ughsmash (6911) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle thanks to David! Poured clear autumnal orange with a light ring and a dusting of white head. Aroma picked up toasty caramel and English toffee along with some alcohol and oxidation notes.. became a bit sharp as it warmed up. Flavor picked up some toffee again at the base with moderate floral hoppage and a large, ugly overriding slick alcohol and oxidation presence.. perhaps an old bottle? Slick on the palate, but tacky at times.. left a warm, rather sharp finish. May have to try this again sometime.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to legion242 for this one. Pours a pretty reddish-brown with a medium beige head that lasted pretty well. Decent lacing. Sweetly spiced aroma with a hint of malt as well. Very smooth mouthfeel, with flavors of sherry, malt, and spice. Mild alcohol flavor in the finish. A great winter warmer!
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with a thin white head. Smells of apricots, cherries and raisins? Taste is fruity, but not as obvioud as the bouquet suggests. Mouthfeel and finish are definitely more lively than the other beers I’ve tried from these guys. Very nice.
jtclockwork (6218) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Nose and taste of candi sugar, sweet caramel and light spices. Creamy mouth feel. Medium body.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
courtesy fo lowgear.
Pours amber,/orange, thin beige head.
Aroma is malty with some nice spices and brown sugar.
Taste, dry, malty, caramelized sugar, some spices; cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg.
Some pine hops with the spices not overly present.
Finish leans on a light hops with touch of pear/spives, balanced out with good caramel, toffee.
Seemed to alternate between the bitter and sweet.
HogTownHarry (5906) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12oz). Thanks to my 2006 Secret Santa!. Bright clear ruby-peach with a smallish foamy/bubbly off-white head. Dry yet malt-sweet aroma of gingerbread, chocolate nut brownies, mild alcohol and herbal hops - a bit like a spicier scotch ale. Taste - very malty and nutty, sweet, yet enough nutshell bitterness to keep it in check - finishes a little too quick, but eventually a moderate alcohol presence looms. Bright, watery mouthfeel, but enough slickness and life to make it pleasant, a slight cocoa/nut aftertaste. Very nice seasonal beer, just boozy enough and extremely easy to drink - it passes my "I’d hit it again" test - thank you very much, Santa!!
blutt59 (5877) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle, clear copper colored with slight dishwater head, aromas of molasses, dried fruits and spice, taste is sweet caramels, flat TAB cola, some malt, finish is thin and weak