John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I forgot to review this yesterday 1/5/14. On tap Molly Maguires. Poured amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, malts, hop resins, sticky. Taste is wintery and warm, hence the name, a little sticky, no spices, just malty with some grapefruit bitter notes. The mouthfeel is a little sticky and balanced between malt and hops. Good beer
jtclockwork (13525) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at Clocking New Year. Pours orange amber with white head. Nose and taste of hops, resin, caramel malt and light grapefruit peel. Medium body. Good balance.
matthewjk (1046) - San Diego, California, 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 (2845) - 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 (691) - 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 (559) - - 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 (3276) - 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 (11500) - 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 (2880) - 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.