Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a reddish-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee notes. There is also some dark fruit and quite a bit of alcohol, which is kind of surprising since the beer is only 7 percent. The flavor is hoppier than the aroma. I get some pine and grass notes from the hops and also some toffee and caramel malt. There is also some dark cherry in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. While there is quite a bit going on, the flavors donít really seem to meld all that well together and as a result, the beer falls a bit short.
Errl (1309) - 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.
nimbleprop (4196) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours a clear copper amber with some lacing, off white head. Nose is very muddled, sweet, some brown sugar, some cake icing, some spice, some raisin, some root veg. Flavor is also muddled, sweet and astringent, a little sweet tea, some Splenda, dried apple slices. Slightly tannic finish. All over the place.
pinkzambia (1394) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Kahootz: Brown with tan head and spotty lacing. Aroma of furniture polish with a sour, musty flavor and maybe some figs thrown in for good measure. Itís ok, not my favorite for a strong ale.
Dixonian (1558) - Plano, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish brown pour with a decent amount of off-white head. Digginí the aroma - nice balance of citrus/pine hops and caramel malt. Flavor is balanced as well but a bit disappointing - slightly sweet and bitter.
cpetrone84 (1201) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A-pours a dark mahogony colored beer with a very loose small bubbly tan colored head.
S-the nose has some roasted malts, a little overly sweet caramel, very sticky hop resign aroma, pine sap, wood, oily citrus in the back.
T-the taste is similar, slightly burnt wood and malt, overly sweet caramel, very resignous, lots of sugars left behind and it shows in the feel as well. very piney in the back with sticky citrus notes and moderately bitter.
M-the feel is a little fuzzy with the residual sugars, the finish is nice, it is rather dry and crisp, well carbonated.
D-not bad, has some flaws. overly sugary and sweet with a ton of sticky malts and hops. has a decent balance and a nice finish.
Beerman6686 (3870) - 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.
Cavie (3671) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye. Dark copper color. Smells spicy. Sweet winter pine and potpourri. Taste has a fair amount of spice with the hot finish of spice. Dries a bit on the finish but altogether not bad.
legion242 (2099) - 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.
dfinney23 (1418) - 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 Iím looking for to drink by the fire. Fortunately it was over 80 in Houston this weekend so it wasnít so bad.