johans (36) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 14, 2003
2.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It's a good looking beer. Not doubt about that. The flavour is spicy and unusual. Pretty malty. Not bad. But the aroma reminds me a little of once when I opened a regular pilsner that had been left in the sun...and in my opinion that is not good......
sloth (2622) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Left over christmas gift,looked lonely.Pours with a good looking tan head that doesnt last long.Nose is bready.Beautiful clear copper color, very bright.The breadiness comes through in the flavor with some hints of spices, coriander?Medium bodied brew.Not bad for a sammy.
NJBeerLover (6) - USA - FEB 13, 2003 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent beer with a little more alcohol than one would expect, but it warms the body. Sadly, that is one of it's only positive traits. It's a bit too malty for my taste and leaves a sour/bitter afteraste. Get a sixer, enjoy it, realize it's not worth getting more than two sixers a winter.
WabashMan (1017) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent seasonal, though some of sam's other seasonals are better efforts, in my opinion.
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A spicy nose to it. Dark brown-amber. Thin head that falls away quickly. Sweet and spicy gingery. A good beer to have once and awhile. However I can't see myself having it again for sometime.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I really enjoyed this one. On the sweet side with a great flavor and nice after taste. I had it on tap though, which I normally enjoy much more than bottled. Next to Sam Adams Oktoberfest, this is probably the best Sam Adams that I've tried so far.
ARMed (622) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very enjoyable winter brew with a beautiful clear reddish brown color. Flavor abounds this beer. NOt overly bitter, with jus the right balance of malt. I like this beer. Try with a nice large plate of spicy nachos.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear brown, off white head. aroma of malt, burnt sugar and subdued spice. toffee, bready malt, and mild banana flavours. not bad.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very sweet and full bodied. About as drinkable as SA Lager. Not too bad for being mass produced and widely available. I doubt I'll try it again though.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rich deep brown color. Small head. Slightly hoppy, with hints of nutmeg. Mildly sweet, some bite.