snowtiger (106) - Brighton, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown color witha reddish hue and a medium tan head. Toasty aromas with chocolate and roast. Some hops. The flavor is similar, with some coffee flavors too and not much bitterness. Soem smokey character too, but that may just be a phenol. Overall a pretty drinkable dark beer.
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to stem. Dark amber with small offwhite head. A: yeast, caramel malt, spice. T: spice, yeast, wheat. Eh.
tillmac62 (310) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
BBD 1/22/15. Pours a dark amber with a rich dark ruby hue. Excellent head, normal retention and lacing.
Weak, but nice, nose of caramel, a touch of molasses and a hint of dark fruit (fig).
Almost light medium body with a touch of creaminess. Normal carbonation with a bit of effervescence in the finish.
The flavor profile is disappointing. There is some light caramel and a roasted malt nuttiness underneath a somewhat metallic off flavor. The finish is a lingering continuation of the off flavor. I’m glad this 6 pack was a gift, because the rest is going in the garbage.
pressboxjoe (259) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drank from bottle. Warmingly spicy, very malty, good viscosity. Not a lot to it, but as a lower-ABV winter ale it might be a nice beer for a ski trip.
skmikeg (1075) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours medium brown with a half finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, coco, cherries, herbal hops, brown sugar, and nutty malts. Taste is chocolaty with cherries, brown sugar, bready malts, and sweet malts also present. has a medium body with a semi watery mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, slightly dry, medium finish. Overall, a decent brown ale that is a little thin for a winter seasonal.
radio_nowhere (958) - Maryland, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into pint glass, clear deep dark ruby brown color with tan head. Aroma of toast, caramel, light coffee, some nuttiness and cocoa. Taste adds notes of toffee, milk chocolate and light herbal/earthy hop bitterness. Medium body, low carbonation, creamy, soft, rich with some earthy roast finish. Very nice malty rich winter ale.
sinfull (949) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color, medium off-white head. Earthy , malty aroma with coffee notes. Coffee , malt , bread in taste. Gentle roasted bitterness in warming aftertaste.
dhatton (96) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours auburn brown body with thin tan head and decent lacing. Earthy malt aroma, hint of of coffee. Nutty molasses flavor. Smooth dry finish. Well balanced seasonal.
Jlax10 (14) - Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown with a red hue. Roasty taste with a light body more carbonation than I expected. Nice change of pace for a winter ale, not a "big boy" beer by any means, but it's a good beer on a cold night.
hfmejias (889) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, some caramel notes and some fruit. Taste is also malty, some roast, some caramel. Very decent and drinkable beer, a bit watery but not bad.
LetsGoState (629) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance is large white head with orange-amber. Aroma is some spices. Taste is a bit of toasted malt with spices. Overall a pretty good winter ale.