thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml from Drew the brewer of the beer) medium copper with soapy tan bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, light hops, honey, fairly rich. Taste of honey, faded hops, brown sugar, rich and delicious. Oily body.
jandd1983 (2619) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of some yeast, spices and warm malts. The flavor was definitely warm malt, with hints of fruit and spices. A very good Old Ale.
jmagnus87 (2438) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle poured into an English Pint. Pours a clear light brown with a small bit of white head that disappears almost immediately. Aroma of cinnamon and orange zest with a hint of caramel. Taste is light sweet. Baking spices with a little citrus and light caramel. Medium bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad...but the Christmas ale is a lot better!
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample sat beer fest. Poured an darker amber almost brown color with a smaller head. Aroma was citrus, spices, clover, and toast. Flavor was a little ackward. Spices, with lemon zest, basement aromas. Just didnt go as well as it could have. Still a very good beer.
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle-pours a foamy tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices. Taste is medium malt-roasty/cocoa/spices, some hops bite. Finishes semi dry. OK effervescence.
jtclockwork (8595) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Jcwattsrugger. Pours dark brown. Off white head. Nose of toffee, spice and caramel malts. Taste is the same. Same alcohol in finish. Full mouth feel.
sethdude (701) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy red/orange with a thin head. Aroma is sweet, honey, molasses, orange peel, and slight funk. Flavor is initially bready, a slight metallic note, big grainy center (think barley wine), an alcohol wallop, and a bittersweet finish. A wreck during the transitions, but the overall package works.
MrBunn (2461) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up in St. Louis. Pours a nice reddish amber with a massive head and a fizzy soda-like carbonation. Aromas are fairly bland... a little bit of a mixed fruit and brown sugar/caramel sweetness is about it. As best I can tell, this bottle was from last year’s batch, so it has a little bit of age on it. Flavor is a decent enough mix of thick and sugary malt, a little bit of spicing and some fruit tones that balance things out. It sits a little sticky and heavy, but is enjoyable.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orangish brown pour with a medium light brown head with fine bubbles. Aroma is toffee, raisins, caramel, brown sugar. Flavor is raisiny, toffee, brown sugar. Sweet, but overall pretty good.
drfabulous (4053) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 bought at Bottleworks. Spicy and malty. Sweetness is just right. Amber color with some very nice caramel tones. This is very good.