Nihon (247) - Vernon, Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Better than I expected, came in a winter sampler pack. Has a spicy kick to it, with a long lasting oily aftertaste. Welcome winter brew.
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2013 Letting it warm to somewhere in the 50 degree range really improved the scent and taste, where a half hour ago I had nothing positive to say. Still, itís on the mild side across the board -- caramel on the nose and the palate with a mildly spicy finish. Not bad but unremarkable.
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 24, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2003 I was especially impressed by this Cask-conditioned pour of this English-style Ale. Strong syrupy malt nose. Roasted nuttiness. A bit of cider to the taste. At first sweet, subsiding to a slight sour. Oatmealy. Served at room temp as well! Crisp, slightly bitter finish!
anderson01 (210) - Idaho, USA - MAR 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Strong floral nose that follows up with caramel, kettlecorn, and butterscotch aromas. Burgundy in color. Okay head at the beginning, but decipates rather quickly. For some reason the lacing seems to hold its own. There is a hint of spice. Starts bitter and ends sweet. Overall it is an alright beer.
Puss Gutt99 (206) - Oldtown, Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
didnít strike my fancy maybe because i had it with Italian Cuisine
GirlyBeer (190) - Old Orchard Beach, Maine, USA - APR 27, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very very dark brown with a medium sized tan head. Smells hoppy with a bit of malt. Very wintery tasting. Roasty with hops, hints of coffee. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Right on the mark for a winter ale, a little heavy for this time of year (late April).
gizmo_ber (181) - Steinwenden, GERMANY - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Strong cinnamon flavor in this ale. I wish there was a little more going on, but itís pretty one note.
ElPresidente1984 (173) - Maine, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RSVP in portland. pours a nice deep brown with a nice off white head. aroma is nice spicy hops. has nice dry taste with a slight hint of roasted malts and some nice pineyness. finishes with a very nice hoppy bitterness. nice winter ale. will buy again
delacerveza (166) - Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2002
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark brown color, initially huge froth-top turns teensy. weird sour nose, like a wet dog that rolled in something gnarly? i liked the taste though. malty and...well, sort of different. my husb tasted and said "man thatís bitter" but i disagreed (maybe iím getting to be more of a hop head?) still, it isnít what i was expecting for a special winter brew. honestly, i donít know what to expect but i want it to knock my knickers off with herbal spiciness. this was good but the knickers didnít budge.
AlKHall (161) - West Hartford, Connecticut, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kindy of has a minty flavor to it somehow. Stong aspects of pine and maltiness some fruit and brown sugar flavors too. Overall - a good beer.