nuplastikk (4289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red-brown, maybe filtered. Lacy, foamy beige head. Smooth, fruity amber malt aroma. Rich and malt centered, despite a respectable hopping...nothing on Sierra in the regard. Still a pretty solid winter offering, brown and amber combination. Some faint vanilla, wood. Piny, soapy hop tastes, not so complex, but offer a steady bitterness. OK.
dyetube (1181) - 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 (4188) - 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 (1493) - 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 (2157) - 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 (6494) - 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 (707) - 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 (278) - 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 (498) - 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