b3shine (5850) - Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.; thanks douglas88). Looks good; a semi-transparent amber with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes sweet, malty, and hoppy with a touch of caramel and booziness. Good on the palate. Good beer!
penstemon (127) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours mahogany with a tan head. Aroma is citrus, pine, bready and slightly roasty malts, and hints of fruit. Tastes of pine, caramel, bread, and fruit. Nice and smooth with moderate hop bitterness. The flavors in this reminded me of a barleywine.
garmonbozia (429) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Bandits on Main Street in Park City. Nice caramel color. This beer took me by surprise. Great spices and complex taste. Reminded me of a barely wine actually. Carbonation was low with thick mouthfeel. Malt, spices and hops made this complex but balanced beer
Steverus0 (199) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice and caramel, with a rich frothy head and a subtle mouthfeel. A great winter beer in the celebration style. Light on hops, rich in malts and best paired with a fire, a book, and a warm blanket during a snow storm.
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dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with orange hues and a small off white head. Nose is caramel, pine, spices like cloves, sage and cinnamon with molasses. The taste is well balanced sweet and bitter. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is medium and the finish is long. Very good, I didn’t expect it to be this good.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick body and a nice off-white head. Nose is pruny hops with a light raspberry syrup kick. Flavor is a rush of prune, hops and strawberry with finish of nutty wood syrup. Lingering mouthfeel. Tasty.
pushkinwow (2100) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Douglass88. Mahogany with a biege head. Lightly spiced, sweet malt, bit of caramel, some alcohol. Moderate body with a pleasant carbonation, somewhat bitter.
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Malty caramel with spice and dark fruit. Good carbonation. Light resiny pine bitterness throughout. Smooth finish with a touch of orange rinds. Tasty.
EdInSaltLake (672) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel malt, with Orange-ish fruity, spicy, and "dank" hops. Bitter aftertaste.
MikeJslc (759) - USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Deep copper, clear, tan head. Aroma of bready malt, toffee, light chocolate, spicy and resiny hops with a hint of grassiness (this is a 2012, seems hoppier than prior years). Flavor is similar with resiny-piney hops, underlying malt of bread crusts, toffee, light chocolate. Medium-full bodied. Great winter warmer.
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