mothman (120) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured into Sam Adams Sensory Glass.
Color is a light brown on the bottom of the glass and it has a really neat fade into a dark brown with a hint of dark plum. The head is thin, but leaves good lacing. There is some kind of sediment floating around in this beer.
The smell is very similar to a porter. Many sweet malty notes including carmel and honey. There is also a slight floral scent. The taste is of strong carmel honey malts with the similar side of floral hops.
Mouthfeel starts out very smooth and creamy and then becomes just a tad bitter.
Overall, this is a very easy to drink beer and it reminds me a lot of Sam Adams Honey Porter. It is a great beer and a must try for the winter months.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 01-02-2009 20:54:45
Mjp12 (962) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Spicy malt on the aroma, a smooth taste, with an almost cola like finish, nothing special, but you can’t expect much at £1.25 from aldi.
Gethinbeer (2400) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mahogany pour with a thin lace. Malt, caramel with hints of spice and clove. Little sweet. Syrup texture.
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - SEP 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) Clear, dark amber to chestnut colour with a firm, medium-sized and tanned foamy head. Juicy malty aroma with notes of caramel, marmalade, a whiff of cinnamon, nutty accents and fruity hops. Sweet and discreetly bitter flavour, light to medium bodied with a soft carbonation. Initially mildly nutty cara-malty taste with a bearable touch of cinnamon and a fruity hoppy background; sweet and delicately bitter finish with notes of toffee and cinnamon. Okay for a Winter-spice beer on a hot summer night. 31.VIII.15
willisread (1283) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Old rating. 500 ml bottle from Old Town. Clear amber with a modest off-white head that lingers a little bit. Aromas of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with some biscuit and toffee notes as well. Taste is more of the same with a watery body. Taste is kind of spice cabinet with some malty sweetness. Not enough body I guess. Easy drinking though.
574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish-amber with a decent khaki head that settles to a thin film leaving tiny spots of lace. Nose involves rich caramel and toffee malt, light English yeast vinegar character, some toasty, cherries and dates, and brown sugar. Fairly sweet, fairly bitter. Medium to full bodied, creamy, soft, somewhat oily, with a toasty yeasty finish. Good brew, drinkable out of season. Perhaps a bit basic, but nothing wrong with that.
dresden (1235) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Christmas gift. Dark ruby hues. Aroma of spice and honey. Weird metal flavour with slight cinnamon and rich caramel. Not really bad but not what it could be.
samzim (351) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caramel aroma with notes of cinnamon and dried figs. Clear amber colour. Sweet front with brief and light bitter finish; flavour of dried fruits, heavy caramel, and honey. Medium body with mild carbonation. Pleasant enough.
bunget (711) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Clear copper body, small beige head with poor retention. Aroma of ginger, pear cider, cinnamon, honey. Taste of artificial honey, cinnamon, banana, caramel. Strongly metallic. Meh.
BrewGoblin (592) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - FEB 17, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The art really luring me in, I bought two bottles of these. The first I had alone on Christmas Eve, really trying to get into a miserly "Bah Humbug" sort of deportment. It was unremarkable, but here goes the review of the second. I always find Wychwood beers to be quite handsome, this being no deviation. Ruby copper with an off white cap that coats the glass, brown bread, caramel, subtle spices and hints of leather form the scent. One sip marks a big cinnamon and ginger blast, some flowery hops, light fruitcake full of candies and breadiness. The body is where this brewery’s beers seem to suffer and Bah Humbug, this one does too. A watery feeling I can’t get past, especially in something that I wish had some full feel to back it up. This is definitely drinkable, even enjoyable in a strange tasting way, however I would refrain from repeat wassailing with this one.
sudomorph (966) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
500ml bottle. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin, off white head. Aroma has notes of bread, caramel, fruity yeast esters, and hints of spice. Taste balanced. Bread, caramel, a touch if vanilla, cinnamon. Medium body and carbonation. Clean in the mouth with a dry finish. Overall ok but not really my thing.