Jow (1864) - New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Angels Trumpet. Christmas wasn’t on my ind considering its May and it was 100 degrees out earlier. Anyways gave it a shot and this pours a deep brown with nice head. tastes of roasted malts, coffee grinds, nuts, kinda doughy, grains and potting soil. creamy mouthfeel and a touch thin. was expecting some typical winter spicing but thats my own ignorance probably.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Sun Up. Clear brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of biscuit dough, chocolate and some walnuts. Flavor is doughy malt, nuts and a very mild bitterness. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Solid beer, smooth and malty.
Ibrew2or3 (6523) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler pours clear mahogany with tan head. The aroma offers up coffee like notes a good deal of roasty nuttiness and a hint or two of winter spices. The taste has modest roasted malt notes mixing with some coffee and earthiness. From time to time winter like spices are noticed too.
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Whole Foods. Brown color. Roasted nuts, caramel and doughy aromas. Nuts, bread, toffee, grain. Not bad.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Pap. Deep brown pour with a small foamy head. Toasted malt and nuts, caramel and chocolate in the aroma. Similar, light flavor. Nice, but not amazing.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a small off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, mustiness, caramel, and nuts. Flavor of roasted malt, nuts, some coffee, and light dark baking cocoa.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft and cask at the pub 12/14/2009.
dark root beer colored pour... the cask version’s head is obviously creamier and more fluffy than the regular draft. both are slightly off white.
the nose is full of mellow aromatic floral hops along with notes of earth, caramel and some toasted nuttiness. the cask sample is a bit more restrained.
oddly, the regular version seems to be much drier on the palate. both versions have flavors of coffee-like nuttiness, chocolate, grain, floral hops and a rootbeer. there’s a bitterness on the finish akin to nut skins and a nice grassy aftertaste.
a medium body and a crisp texture make it easily sessionable (4.3%abv was a guess from uwe)...7/3/7/3/15/3.5