jd10 (66) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours dark coppery brown with medium white head that leaves nice, persistant lacing. thin aroma - mostly malt with some dark fruits and spice. flavor is thinner than i hoped too with malt, bread, caramel, nut, and tart fruit notes. finish is tart (but not bitter) and dry - fruit (cherry) and spice seem to be the flavors that linger the most.
Patrickctenchi (2478) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours bubbly, cola-brown with a short tan head.
Scent of plum, light clove, caramel.
Taste is cola, light fruit, raw cinnamon, nutmeg.
Very light, tingly.
Spicing imparts a dusty bittering.
jhp40219 (201) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a soda brown with an amber hue. Small light tan head that fades quickly but leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma of sweet tart candy, plum, grapefruit, licorice, tart cherries, clove, bready malts. Taste is a nice mix of candi syrup, plums, licorice, clove, dates, with hints of cinnamon. Not nearly as strong or complex as a Belgian Abby Dubbel, but still pretty big for an American winter ale. Long but somewhat subdued bitter finish of dark fruits and tart cherries with toasted malts. Medium bodied, slick texture, lively carbonation. Interesting beer. Definitely different for a winter ale.
Nero55 (247) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber/brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, caramel, and chocolate. Light body with some caramel notes and lacking on malt characteristics. I was a little disappointed.
conway (896) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice winter ale ranging towards the sweet side of the spectrum. Lots of toffee and apple, Belgian yeast. Does the job.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A dark mahogany color with eggshell head. Mild aroma of sweet malt and I almost want to say apple but its a fruit. The flavor is smooth and mild. I get that fruitiness mixed in with the malts. Nicely carbonated. Very smooth and mild.
Yonny (8) - - NOV 27, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft poured dark brown, head evaporating quickly. Caramel and other spices greet the palate. No bitter aftertaste. An OK ale. Not really special.
drfabulous (3370) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle from The Beer Trappe. Amber body. Caramel and some malty sweetness. Slight fruitness tempered by some hops. Yeasty finish.
Rrauth (893) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
from beerlicious iphone app: brown and red color. hazy frothy tan head light bitter to medium sour creamy sticky medium body with an alcoholic finish
MrJAO773 (7) - New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I felt this brew was just above average. It smells like a pilsner even though it isn’t a pilsner. Not bad but not something I would buy often.
dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours clear mahogany with a khaki head. Aroma is dried fruit such as raisin. Taste is semi-sweet and a touch dry. Solid beer that would be easy to drink when available.