John25 (931) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Copper. Dark malts, biscuit and toast with caramel, some nice hoppy bitterness. Good stuff all around. Southern Tier doesn't disappoint.
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onceblind (5154) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear darkish amber with a thin off-white head. Surprising yet delightful earthy leafy hop nose with a quiet earthy biscuit/nutty malt. Smooth flavor with a big nutty malt with some slightly spicy and somewhat herbal and earthy floral dry hop flavor. More bitter than sweet with a sturdy leafy tone but the maltiness has a nice sweet nuttiness underneath it all.
conway (1892) - - DEC 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper/Amber with a thin white head. Dark malt and surprisingly hoppy. Solid.
TheCaptMatey (172) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with a 1/4 inch white head that left thin lacing. Had some tiny floaters. Aroma is of caramel , sweet malts, pine, and a trace of alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, fruit, citrus and pine hops with a moderate to assertive bitterness. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Points off for a less than appealing color to clarity, but otherwise excellent. Well masked alcohol content. Tastes like Christmas!
Shot (202) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a thin head. Aromas are floral hops and apricot. Flavors are apricot, honey and biscuit with a sturdy hop backbone. Finishes with caramel and ginger. Slightly oily mouthfeel, but also peppery. Overall, this isn’t bad, but it’s not a terribly memorable winter ale.
Frozer (181) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown with some sediment. Little head. Sweet malty smell. Medium body with a mild hop bite to it.
mario_giri (141) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Degu @erzbierschof. Riecht kurlig, weich, fettig: Sojasauce!(umami?) Malzig, wenig bitter, normal Co2, keine Säure. Recht ausgewogen.
jeremyh70 (841) - Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy ruby hued dark copper with some very fine particles floating around. Has a finger of off head with good lacing. Aroma is somewhat sweet with some caramel, toasted malt, and a bit of citrus and pine. Taste is moderately malt forward with a bit of sweetness. Toasted bread crust flavor as well as some herbal tea. Also a balanced amount of citrus, herbal and pine hop flavor that provides a moderate level of bitterness and even a hint of spicines. A slight hint of alcohol. Finishes semi dry with a bit of piney bitterness. Mouthfeel is somewhat slick with a medium body and moderate/high carbonation. Well put together and balanced winter ale with good complexity.
bigda83 (343) - Jamestown, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber color, mostly clear, and small tan head. Aroma is sweet with caramel and toffee hitting the nose. Taste follows that with caramel and toffee in the malts, also some breadiness, and hints of floral hops. I’ve had this many times, first time rating it. It’s always a tough one for me to drink and two would be my max. It knocks me on my ass for some reason.