flygrade (7) - New York, USA - DEC 10, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark amber to light brown in color with a foamy off-white head. Nice hopped aroma, light spice, cinnamon, bread, brown sugar. Taste is similar. Not as malty as expected, medium bodied, light for an old ale. Slightly bitter finish. To be drunk on a taboggin while zipping down a snowy mountain amidst a downfall wintery mix!
dfinney23 (1258) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with a small head. Quite hoppy, a little malty with bread and biscuit. I like the 2XMAS better (and find it more warming).
Miked1687 (465) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to glass. Beautiful Reddish mahogany Brown body with a lacy white head. Nose is earthy hops, pine, malt, and some spice. Taste is a bunch of malts up front with earthy hops. Mild bitter finish.
Nehpets (13) - - DEC 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The pour was great, light brown with a nice small head. It was all down hill from there. Overly light and not very balanced. A little too bitter on the end for me.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark caramel color pouring with little head. Spicy malt aroma. Bitter malt taste. Pretty good. Not too goofy.
Thewade (226) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice winter brew but nothing special. Works for a session beer, but not overly excited about this offering. Well balanced, but nothing to get excited about.
ryanscourt (460) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy winter ale, tastes very much in the style of an English bitter. Floral and malty. Alcohol warming bite and end but not too much.
tomnapper (5) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours caramel. Great hop flavor and aroma. Another great offering from the Southern Tier brewers.
Beerenberger (1108) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The nose is hop forward - florals with citrus notes. A quickly deminishing ivory head adorns a clear dark amber pour which produces minimal lacing. The taste reinforces the nose. Florals, citrus, pine. Medium-light body and medium carbonation. Overall, while enjoyable this brew is better suited to a warm summer evening than a winter warmer. Also, being an Old Ale, I expected more of a malt presence and a somewhat fuller mouthfeel. Because of those two flaws, I can’t give it a very good rating. leather,
JHeath99 (303) - - NOV 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours really dark amber with a thick layer off light tan head. Aroma of fruit and lightly hoppy. Taste of hops and hints of spice.