Ron (3587) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at McGregor’s. Amber in color with a small white head. Sweet malt aroma,caramel,toasted malt,vanilla.Malty flavor with a slight amount of hops and a clean dry finish. Not as spicy as other Winter ales.
beastiefan2k (3548) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours with a small head. Aroma is mainly made up of beavy british biscuit with a slight background of spices (cinamon and nutmeg). Taste has some malt sweetess with slight spices, very low hopped, low bitterness. Average mouthfeel and a sold medium body. A very nice beer from these brewers.
OldGrowth (3243) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from Julio’s. Ok nose, apple,cardboard,carmel,cherry, nutty.NIce clean orangy red color. No head.Sweet bitter flavors Carmel, little cocoa, applecider, little burnt/roasty thing. Medium bodied, creamy/oily mouthfeel, roasted bitter finish. NIcely done from Wachusett. Flavor got better as it warmed.
Beerdedone (3228) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, roast, and some nuttyness. Flavor was slightly sweet with toasted malts, caramel sweetness a touch of chocolate and a hint of smoke with a medium body and a hoppy dry finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hop Devil. Amber/brown with a sturdy head. Aroma is a ton of chocolate and cherry. The flavor is more cherry with a stinging hoppiness. Theres a very dry quality to it. Not too bad.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Coles .
Aroma of caramel, malt toffee and pit-fruit, ruby, wearing a small toffee head, some fine lace. Taste has a smoky malt, spices, red plum, apples, and humbugs. Medium to full bodied, nicely spiced, tongue tingling, warming, slightly sweet. Quite nice for the winter months.
Thanks for Your help rudolph!
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 12, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2003 Drink this all winter long. Sweet, malty aroma, clear orange with a nice head. Fizzy mouthfeel, lackluster ending.
ABUSEDGOAT (2589) - California, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, large head. Aroma is English malts with caramel, earth and fruit. Medium bodied with a high carbonation. Not my favorite, but not bad either.
malrubius (2588) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark clear copper with lasting head and lace. Mild caramel and fruit and slightly metallic aroma, Sweet caramel fruity with medium spicy bitterness. Not really picking up much smoke. Will let it warm up a little... More roasty sweetness. Would be excellent with significant smoke. Medium body. Fairly aggressive carbo. Good.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Redbones: I liked it. Alcohol nose, but nice. Medium dark red color, flrothy head. Nice roasted, dark berries taste.