Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I had this side-by-side with the Slow Elk Oatmeal Stout and it was difficult to tell them apart--creamy, off-white head over a deep mahogany body, very attractive. Slight hop presence in the aroma, then very little of anything in the flavor. Creamy palate, rich carbonation, though a bit watery for a beer of this style and strength. Ultimately the absence of real flavor depth left me very disappointed.
RobertDale (3710) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a nice creamy biege head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is similar with just a bit of spice. Liked it for the small amount of spices. Good.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Isabella’s in Dubuque, IA. Clear dark dark brown. Smells mostly of brown sugar and alcohol. These come out again in the flavor along with black licorice. Moderately carbonated. Oily mouth fell.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap athe Crescent Moon Alehouse. This is another surprisingly pleasant ale from Summit. Dark amber brown ale with a fleeting beige head. Mild aroma of chocolate and caramel. Nutty malt aroma and flavor. I get no spices discernable at all. A good session beer for a winter ale.
jsquire (3562) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the St. Paul airport. Dark amber color with a big root beer head and lots of lace and a sweet, grainy nose. Dark brown sugar sweetness and an almost roasty coffee bitterness in the finish. The alcohol seemed higher than the 5.9% listed.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Axel’s Bonfire, Blaine, MN. Pours an average mahogany with a thin body. Aroma is thin spice (cinammon and nutmeg). Flavor is sour malt with a coppery vegetable film and a peachy finish. Average mouthfeel. Spring, hurry up.
CanIHave4Beers (3362) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One from the backlog. Pours a deep brownish red almost burgundy color with a nice tan head. The aroma is nutty yeasty and roasty with a light fruitiness. The flavor is roasty and a little chocolaty, mildly nutty with some good bitterness. Much better than I had remembered but not exciting per say.
alexanderj (3339) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a little strange for me at first, but I eventually warmed up to it. Flavor of chocolate, malt, floral, spice, a slight sweetness, and some hop bitterness. REally interesting flavor, and would make an excellent winter beverage.
thegreenrooster (3304) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt. Flavor is malty with some weird souness. Finish has some cocoa and roast. Ok but nothing great.
Terminus (3283) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite the sweet little winter warmer-definately not the best from my night at old chicago for their holiday beer tour-huge malt with sweetness with a touch of hop bite at the end. not bad, but there are better winter beers out there