_angst_ (2272) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle bought @ Systembolaget. Pours clear copper with a small creamy reddish beige head that quickly dissipates while leaving a small trace on the glass. Smell is malty and spicy with sweet bread, cloves, sassafras, hay, toffee, butterscotch and wood. Taste is sweet, bitter, spicy and herbal with sweet dark bread, toffee, sassafras, cloves, peppermint, hay, soil, cinnamon, allspice, apple skins, lemon zest and hints of butterscotch. Mouthfeel is spicy astringent, watery and light to medium bodied. finish is bitter and spicy with dark bread, sassafras, butterscotch, lemon zest, hay and toffee. Too spicy to be really enjoyable.
TcsBrew (1) - - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
stevendoel (9) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 26, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
While far from the best, this is still a classic winter beer. A nice dark amber color, smells sweet and slightly spicy. Full bodied, smooth and not overwhelming.
-- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10
Migmar (214) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper brown. Caramel, bread, grass. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Quite thin palate. Slightly disappointing.
Garlic_of_Doom (343) - SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ruby red, small beige head.
Aroma has thick cut orange marmalade, some malt.
Taste is nutty, sweet malty, has citrus and bitterness, a wee bit spicy.
Dry mouth feel, high carbonation.
Dry bitter woody after taste.
DrunkSanta410 (133) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy malty aroma with hints of spice. Pours a light amber with light head. Taste is spicy with hints of orange. High carbonation. Decent beer, just not my style.
ReverendMoon (122) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Eh. The spices don't really land further than the nose. Nothing really on the tongue. Fine, nothing special.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
furthur (71) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber body, light cream head, decent lacing. Aroma of dark fruit, malt. Flavors of malt, cherry, faint spice, finish clean, slightly bitter, not dry. This may be the most drinkable Sam Adams I've had.
keith0718 (337) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes great, but I have a prejudice against adjuncts of which this beer has many. However, it is tastefully done and turns out to be a respectable beer.
Cool_Bond (1014) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bitter scent. Slightly sweet taste with a bit of malt. Raisins are plentiful in the aftertaste. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.