pushkinwow (1954) - 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 (720) - 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 (584) - 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 (714) - 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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iguanodon (74) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear red/brown with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, spicy hops. Taste is sweet malt with a nice hoppy finish. A great winter ale.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle purchased from a Utah State Liquor Store in Kimball Junction, Utah on 11/02/2012. Colour: Dark brown with red hues and low head with lots of lacing. Nose: Heaping mounds of toffee infused malt. Hint of maple syrup. Chocolate dipped cherries. Shortbread. Total sugar-based nose. Taste: medium-high sweet, medium-light bitter, light sour. Layers of varying degrees of cocoa percentages. Espresso shots. Hearty malt again displays maple mid-late palate. Good for a bottle or two, but to sweet to enjoy over an entire evening.
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Kinda hoppy, kind of meh. Not what I’m looking for to drink by the fire. Fortunately it was over 80 in Houston this weekend so it wasn’t so bad.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark clear brown with thick lasting head and much lacing. Caramelly aroma. Good full flavour that gets better as the beer warms. Caramel, malt and some toffee.
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a dark amber, off-white head. nose is notes of caramel and hop. mouth is caramel amber malt toasty warm and equally good backing of hop flavor and bitters . nice on the lighter side winter brew, good.
johnroblawson (39) - Ames, Iowa, USA - OCT 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Berry aroma, very nice! Out of a bottle (not my choice...) so no idea about appearance. Immediate grape and malt flavour with caramel followed by a strong hoppy finish. The wife described it tasting like a ski cabin and I can understand that. Not my usual style but complex.