jbruner (2715) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear copper-brown from the bottle with thin tan lacy head and light lacing. Aroma of dusty malt, with slight hints of toffee. Taste follows, with a hint of booze and a bitter finish. Pretty good.
czar (4930) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours clear dark golden with a small reviving light beige orange head, minimal retention and lacing. sweetish toastiness, intriguing fruitiness - berries-plenty, a dry nutty caramel, peppery rye-like cereals, american C’s, woodsy and grassy, earthy coffee grinds, bark and pine, mint and citrus, hint of vanilla, clean yeast. light carbonation, light to medium body - oily; assertive grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. o-k.
AdamJackson (3077) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
dark orange / brown, 1 finger off-white head. Faded hops, caremal, some citrus and sugary sweet malt aroma. old hops on the taste, some old oranges, caramel, some sort of wood and brown sugar. interesting beer but overall a thin finish.
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at red coat. Color is crisp hazy orange with thin white head. Aroma is corn and Belgian yeast. Taste is fairly plain. Hops and what have you. Abv hidden
chinchill (2460) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle served in a pint glass (from 1 Jan. 2012 notes).
Pours a clear brown with a thin off-white head. The head has rather poor retention and leaves almost no lacing lacing on the glass.
A fine mix of malts and earthy hops, There’s a hint of cannabis in both the aroma and the flavor -- a reflection of the biological affinity of hops and cannabis? This "winter ale" is not spiced, at least not perceptibly so. Good, lingering, hoppy aftertaste.
JDBaker11058 (1415) - Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: clear brassy amber with a short, creamy, almost white head and strong retention of lace. Aroma: some piney, resinous hops over a solid caramel-rye malt backbone. Taste: as the aroma indicates, with a bit of dark fruit as well. Finish: medium length, balanced between sweetish caramel malt and refreshing resinous, almost minty hops. Notes: Quite enjoyable and balanced. Seemed more like a fall IPA than an old ale, because it wasn’t overly sweet and boozy. Another solid brew from Southern Tier. Bottle from Downtown Crown, G’burg.
Matt_Foran (73) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice hop aroma and dark Amber appearance. Pick up more malts and hops on the first taste. Some spice on the back end, very nice.
starewich (166) - - JAN 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy bronze. Very hoppy, some bockish characteristics. Decent but doesn’t break any ground.
LoFi (1637) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, aged a year or so.
Brown with a beige head.
Aroma: malty, dried fruit, floral.
Taste: malty, vanilla, licorice, dried tropical fruit, earthy, some pine.
Nice winter ale.
mrjaxson (326) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Harsh, hoppy and not much else. The least good of all Southern Tier beverages I’ve tried.
trapped (985) - New York City, TURKEY - JAN 10, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small off-white creamy head, roasted malt aroma, a bit burnt like roasted malt taste, thin body, longish finish. Not a great brew.