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
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.
delacerveza (157) - 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.
gizmo_ber (150) - - 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.
beerman991979 (137) - Old Town, Maine, USA - AUG 7, 2000
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is my second favorite Shipyard beer. my favorite is the blue fin stout. This is a very nice flavored ale with a lighter hop flavor than most of their others. but still a good flavor.
crhensel (133) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Nose is sweet malt and nuts with yeast. Very smooth drink with a light sweetness followed by a crisper nutty finish. Very refreshing.
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ShawnMalloy (130) - Auburn, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orange. Aroma of fresh vegetables? Starts lightly malty and finishes with a spicy hop influence. Itís a nice seasonal offering.
thomasacross (129) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Just too rich for my blood. No discernable aroma. Nice ruby-read color. Strong and towards the bitter-end of balanced. Boozy. Possibly a good example of a style that I donít really like.
bruno1378 (126) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark amber, minimal head. aroma is nice, but faint. nutty flavor to it. pretty good overall.
paul9639 (116) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is a hint of alchol and and root beer. Flavor is subtle notes of toffee and chocolate, with a thick mouthfeel. Not a bad beer to find in a grocery store.