RSRIZZO (1902) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this beer on 6/23/2000. Aroma is a deep roasted malt scent. Color is deep rich amber with ok carbonation and a nice head. Taste sweet, roasted and smooth. Starting with a medium body that goes down with a roasted feel. Finish is a rich sweet malt flavor backed by a mild bitterness. Overall I think its very good, it’s as rich and full body as a winter brew should be.
RichardGretton (4450) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Brown beer with a strong head. The aroma is spiced and malty, and the flavour is toffee, roasted and spiced. Overall a nice beer.
leaparsons (8984) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep gold with a large rocky off-white head. Aromas are caramel malts with citrus. Some soapiness with a light floral character. Flavours are soft caramel malts. Quite smooth with light lemon and noticeable alcohol. Sugar towards the finish with earthy hops and alcohol. A bit indistinct in the middle.
JonMoore (2025) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper coloured with a slimish lumpy white head. Aroma has malts and caramel. Flavours are malt, fruit and caramel with some light hops, quite sweet, clean, crisp and drinkable. Medium to full bodied. Very nice.
shrubber85 (9343) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2004
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Sweet berry aroma. Reddish tan color. Cranberry malt flavor with a slight hops bitterness to finish - nice full body. Man I really like the berry flavor in this beer - not overpowering but noticeable with every sip. A great unique festbier.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a reddish copper color with a soapy like white head. Carbonation and lacing are minor.   Visible sediment floating in the glass.   Faint grainy/malty aroma.   Some horse blanket in there as well.   Initial taste proves malty, a bit of brown sugar, and an earthy feeling.   Finish falls flat, with perhaps a bit of a wet cardboard and grapfruit.   Not bad, but not really impressed either.
johndoughty (4531) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite light for a festbier and not so well balanced as I expected.Pleasant but blander than most beers of this type.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - JUL 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. We cut our teeth on this last night as well. Pleasantly refreshing, lightly hopped aroma with interest. I’d be tell porky’s if I said I noted more than that.
Creul (3) - USA - JUN 20, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very Good ... Had it once can't wait to have it again..... As Yamamoto said very nice copper color
rauchbier (3686) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Amber gold, good white fluffy head and moderate condition. Caramel and crystal malt aromas, understated but balanced toffee and noble hop notes in the mouth and a soft malty hop bitter finish.