Patrickctenchi (1840) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deep, murky, red-brown with a short tan head.
Caramel, spice aroma.
Flavour is flat cola, caramel, fruit....
A little flat, and a little off.
Leafs93 (1414) - Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark amber with a small beige head that dissipated very quickly to just a film. Aroma is floral, spice and caramel. Lots of caramel. Taste is almost overly sweet with a weird spicy bitterness. Was a little messy for my tastes.
abcfan (591) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Eh....pours caramel with an off white head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is malt, with some spice. Slight hop bite in finish.
Capa (1908) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JAN 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber with a white head. Aroma has light spices, toasted caramel malts, and a bit of sweet fruit. Medium smooth body. Flavor is similar. The dull spice layer kinda kills it though. Decent enough but not doing it for me.
zathrus13 (1632) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper/red, with a white head. Aroma is fruit, spices, caramel, and malt. Flavor is spices, caramel, malt, fruit, and hops. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Medium to light body.
Drake (6600) - Ivy, Virginia, USA - JAN 8, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a clear dark red color with a large frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toasted malts, nuts, caramel and a bit of a soapy note. The taste is bitter with notes of hops. burnt sugar, soy and spice. Medium bodied with assertive carbonation. A weird one for sure.
obguthr (3234) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
1.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sweaty gym sock and butterscotch smell. Clear brown, thin head. Barley and butterscotch flavor. Fizzy. Meh.
p1meatloaf (208) - California, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought from sahara mart. Chocolate dark thick fluffy and good. Overall 6 of 10
cpetrone84 (959) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a transparent ruby with orange tint and a loose bubbled light brown head. The nose has a strong underlying malt component with a fair bit of spice and mint. Nutmeg and cinnamon with a light sweetness. The taste has a deeper dark malt, a bit roasty and nutty. There is the same christmas spice with a fair bit of bitterness in the back with a lingering mint and mouthwash burn. The body is thick and has some graininess from left over sugars. The carbonation is a bit assertive and the finish is rarther bitey. Overall has too much sugar left over and some strong mintiness.
CaptainCougar (7107) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle as Winter Warmer: Pours a clear deep amber mahogany with a spotty-lacing covering of off-white head. Has a sweet toasty dark caramel malty nose with some dark fruity notes and a touch of grassy English hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and chewy sweet dark caramel malts with a good balance of bittering hoppiness before a drier, bready finish. True to style with decent complexity.