kramer (5393) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber to chestnut body with a one finger frothy beige head that retained as a thin covering. The nose is malt driven with a lot of biscuity and slightly sweet caramel malt. Just a light bit of English hops. One of the better aromas from a Shipyard beer. The flavor is really a pretty good attempt at making a beer that doesnít scream butter bomb like most Shipyard offerings. Somewhat sweet up front with just a light touch of their íhouseí character if you want to call it that. Finishes with a light touch of English hops, some nutty malt, and a little burnt caramel. Medium bodied with a slight clinginess on the finish. This isnít all that bad.
jkwood04 (4809) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep copper with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of caramel, herbs, hints of fruit, and light bitterness. Flavor the same, with a weird blend of it all. Average texture. Not great.
rougeau13 (2214) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, band-aids, spice, and some dark fruit. The taste is spiced dark fruits, sweet malts, and cardboard. Medium body.
Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Found single bottles on sale at ABC. Now I know why, this beer is weird. Itís like an herbal, watery brown ale with a strange caramel funk. I wonít go as far as saying itís a spoiled beer, because itís not bad - just too many flavors that just donít go together so well.
strongpieman (1601) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Toffee brown color, clear, light head very nutty taste, a bit overpowering and sour taste. Not a real enjoyable choice.
Beerathon (1590) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a friendís house, who thought he was pawning it off on me because he deemed it to be terrible. I thought it was an okay offering with nice maltiness to it.
boozedude (2207) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle into pint glass, dark red clear pour , white thin head..malty aroma, taste has a wang to it, not in a bad way, tough to explai the flavor,
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Special.... Snowy scene on the bottle with horses and shit... Like they still do anything? Prelude to what???? Not that great.
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snoworsummer (3333) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Smells nutty, malty, and delicious. Tastes toasty, malty, and smooth. Low carbonation. Not much hops.
viverlee (18) - - FEB 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thereís no way itís just 6.7% ABV. I wonít believe it.
Hereís a simple rule, for Winter Warmers, Doubles, Imperials and other Strong Ales: Beer shouldnít sear your nostrils or your mouth. Whatís really at fault here are my expectations and the thought that hereís supposed to be a warming booziness. Instead for some reason itís cold. Real cold that shoots straight from the glass up the nose and doesnít improve with the first or second sip.
Toffee, pomegranate juice and rubbing alcohol mix awkwardly in a fine mahogany glaze.
Itís Chimay PremiŤre without the distribution or the flavor.
Beeradvocate Rating: 85
ratebeer Rating: 73
Hayward Abbey Rating: 72