matthewjk (958) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sorry 6pt, this seasonal feel really short for me: too bitter; not balanced; full on sediment, which is a personal pet peeve of mine. Looks like I’m going against the grain on this one.
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Grapejuice. Medium pour with a big white head. Aroma is sappy, citrus, and grain. Taste is alcohol, grain, light fruit, and a nice finish.
S_Side_Smitty (539) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours copper with a medium off white head. Aroma is very light caramel and spices. Flavors are subtle in this one. Mild syrup initially, followed by hoppy bitterness and a faint grainy malt/bitter finish.
salvaticas (494) - - JAN 3, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours a lively slightly clear amber. Excellent bite. Nice and fizzy with a bitter finish. Good flavor. Pleasantly surprised.
Jow (2402) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can on coldest day of year, actually this is my second can. Pours bright amber with soapy head that dissipates. Nose of hops and caramel. Tastes of piney hops, caramel, malt backbone, slightly fruity, and floral. Dry and bitter finish. Tasty
Drake (9932) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can from Beer Run, 12/5/13. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a thin frothy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong caramel malts, mild pine and earth. The taste is big caramel malts, tart fruits, toffee, resin hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
parktravis (10) - - JAN 1, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the tastiest winter warmers. Could be spicier. Excellent flavor. Great holiday beer.
cbfobes (2606) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Dexters, pours a clear copper with a thick egg shelled colored head with thick lacing in the glass, the aroma had quite a bit of citrus and hops mixed in with the caramel and sweetness, the flavor has way more hops than I was expecting it to, huge hop and resin front end with tropical fruit in the finish, slick mouthfeel, nice stuff.
Sammy (9190) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
cloudy slightly amber ale, with some head and lace. Hoppy aroma. Some spice, elements of a brown. fuller mouthfeel, tingling the palate.
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a can into my Christmas pint glass. It pours a golden with small fizzling head. Flavor is malty that quickly gives way to hops. Clean hop finish.