dyetube (1157) - McKinney, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a deep red/mahogany with a medium tan head. The aromas are dark fruit, brown sugar, and cherry codrial. The mouthfeel is bitter and slightly dry with a medium/heavy body and low carbonation. Great beer. Cheers!
Beerman6686 (3892) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a darker amber to brown color with a beige head. Aroma was nutty, and caramel/toffee malt, and soem light grassy andpiney hops. Flavor was very light pijne, chewy nuggat and toffee, and soem dark fruits. Definitely not like celebration at all.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to swalden28. Poured deep amber with a beige head and spotted lacing. Aroma was pine, dark fruit, brown sugar, and a spot if cherry. Flavor was pine resin, dark fruit, a slight twang of citrus. Body was medium with medium carbonation.
Errl (1315) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle- Pour is dark with light head, Aroma is vanilla and Caramel..Taste is Malts with caramel and spice.. Palate is vanilla and malty lingering ..Not a bad winter brew.
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a deep, dark brown with a wispy head. No where near the profile of a SN Celebration, so I donít even knwo why they refrence that in the CD.
DuffMan (6172) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 23, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Freakin Frog. Hazy coppery amber, medium white head. Toasty caramel lightly spicy, lightly fruity. Moving on...
highibus (699) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours deep dark crimson with off white head. Nice aroma of vanilla and hops. Flavor is a nice malt presence with a good bit of hops. Really nice balance. Finish is not so much hops but a spicy malt finish. Nice beer.
SODAK14 (266) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful dark copper color with a nice brown head. Didnít really appeal to my palate as it was too hoppy. This was my 200th beer Iíve rated and was hoping for a better one. Actually probably rated this one too high for my tastes...
doublebock (491) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear ruby-brown color with thick white foam. Piney aroma with orange peel. Light malty taste with orange oil, ginger and a spicy hoppy finish
Hair6a11 (1270) - Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; Pour is murky dark amber with a fine bubbled khaki head in this glass that retains fairly well, actually. The nose is far heavier on the hop profile than I would expected. I donít know if they spiced this brew but it has that feeling, along with dark fruits. It is bitter on the tongue - and very heavy on the piney hop notes. The flavor profile is a bit sweet as well, with a lingering spiciness that seems to reveal itself throughout the sampling. I didnít find this one very balanced, I found it thin on the backside - and I felt like the hop profile was too dominant for a "winter" brew.