chucklemation (1034) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a caramel color with a white foam head. Aroma is a touch of spruce and caramel. Flavor is burnt caramel with a little bitterness. A pretty solid, straightforward beer.
joejames (412) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours deep amber, two finger quick white head, suspended particles, light lacing and retention. Aroma of roasted malts and herbs. Taste is nicely balanced both medium sweet and bitter. Medium body, light carbonation, bready mouth feel. Finishes long and malty but bitters at the end. Notes of toffee, hazel nuts, pepper and pine. This beer surprised me! Good ale!
Erzengel (6723) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
* Old rating, many thanks to kiwianer for sharing. Malzig-intensives Bier. feinherb, leicht klebrig-dickflüssig. Lecker!
Bebum (608) - - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent, middle depth amber, very fine bubbles, tall persistent head.
Slightly piercing nose, somewhat ammoniacal.
Middle body, silky texture, nice warmth, carbonation not as high as visible bubbles would suggest, moderate flavor, fairly long.
Moderately bitter, dry, just enough acidity.
Malty, light spices, hoppy.
Pleasant, not memorable.
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John25 (1291) - 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 (6378) - 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 (2210) - - 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 (199) - 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 (339) - 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.