Scrapersnbeer (1532) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single while exiting the Wasatch Pub. This is brownish ale with heavy sweet malt aroma and some hop background. Tastes sweet with caramel notes and good bitter balance. Has old ale feel to it, as many winter beers do.
reggiedunlop (3623) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber/brown with a medium tan head...nice retention. Aroma has caramel, mild fruitiness, and faint tea-like hops. Flavor has significant tea-like hoppiness up front and caramel and roasty malts. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly creamy with a slightly roasted bitter and dry finish.
nuplastikk (5568) - 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 (1374) - Hurst, 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 (6009) - 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 (2432) - 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 (2343) - 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 don’t even knwo why they refrence that in the CD.
DuffMan (8794) - 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 (774) - 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.