BMan1113VR (7868) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a tan head and a brown body. Aroma of raisins, chamomile tea and honey. Must have been a old bottle as there were not a large amount of hops...at all. Taste was sweet with caramel and a bit tea like. Medium bubbles.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from, ironically, Wasatch.
Pours dark mahogany in the glass but shines through a deep, clear copper when held up to light. It’s got a big 3-inch beige head that shows excellent retention and lacing.
The aroma is very subdued and mainly sweet caramel malts mixed with floral pine hops. There are hints of orange peel in the nose as well.
The taste has a quick hop kick up front before the big sweetness of the caramel malts take over. The finish is hoppy with some pine needles and herbs, slightly dry.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation and fairly prickly with the hops coming out surprisingly well.
I enjoyed this as a well-balanced winter brew with a surprising hop kick thrown in.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:clear auburn color, nice big creamy head. Nose of big caramel and brash bitter hops, lots of pine and citrus with caramel spicyness. Flavor is like a candy cane with the sweet malts and complex fruity notes. Finishes on the hoppy side. Nice strong winter warmer for the ut.
nuplastikk (4697) - 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.
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep copper with an average sized beige head. Aroma is of chocolate, caramel, butterscotch and malt. Taste is of light smoke, caramel and toffee.
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear red/brown colored beer, with a thick foamy beige head. The aroma of sweet caramel, fruits and some hops. The taste is caramel sweet, a little spices and bitter notes. The aftetaste is sweet with some bitter.
shrubber85 (7938) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Prune, chocolate malt, and alcohol aroma. Dark brown with small head. Sweet raisin, cherry, caramel malt, and lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Pretty nice.
benfergy (210) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has a brownish gold color with modest head. The aroma is of floral hops. The taste is lightly sweet. The palate is very smooth and strong bodied. This is quite a satisfying beer.
jmohno (1134) - Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper read foamy kaki head light lace. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel, slight hints of seasonal spices. Slight smoke/tobacco/leather. Taste is malt, caramel, citrus,spice, herb, orange citrus.dry alcohol.toffee toasted. Bittersweet with some sticky sweet.
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear ruby pour. Aroma is caramel, citrus, hops. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, soap, grass and astringent.