b3shine (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Best by 04/07/14. Looks good; an almost completely opaque very dark brownish black with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells mildly sweet and malty with notes of winter spices. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
commonshawn (318) - - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pint. Black with tan head and good lacing. Slightly sweet aroma. Starts bitter, with typical winter flavors. Has some toffee notes, then finishes clean. A Minneapolis winter staple.
EithCubes (4705) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose deep in dark caramel and toffee, very earthy, brown malt with wood and faint spice. Pours beautiful mahogany brown with an ephemeral tan head. Carbonation firm in the medium body, light tang and bitterness, some smoky/ashen character in with the nutty and fudgy/earthy malts. Lightly sweet with a faintly herbal touch, and there’s a great balance struck here between all the elements.
cards04 (1612) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice ale. Sweet and malty aromas and flavors. Bread and vanilla. Chestnut with off white head and nice lacing.
nathan30533 (580) - Dahlonega, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good Winter Ale. Taste is malty and full of flavor. Great look with little lacing. Good overall.
PeatyPete (355) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Binny’s in Chicago. Dark chestnut brown color. Aroma of sweet candy. Flavors are good and not too bitter.
Nsanders (485) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Red brown with a thin off-white head. Caramel, bread, and light mineral aromas. Quite sweet with mineral bitterness. Lighter body with a watery feel. Typical malty sweet beer.
Joe_M (24) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at the brave new workshop! Maybe the venue and other nasal ambiance but I got very little smell from it period. Color seemed real nice aka dark with little transparency. Taste WAs average, but given the other options I had 2! Solid average choice
HighlanderOne (985) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma of spice, hops and malt. Nice lookin dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. I taste a mix of roasted malt, banana, pepper, nutmeg, chive, lager hops and maybe some cocoa. Dry feel - just bit watery. A nice surprise.
crossovert (6940) - Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red color. Frothy tannish head. SMell is dominated by english ale yeast. Flavor is fruity definte yeast character, custard, dark fruit. INteresting but ultimately not my thing.