Metalchopz (2960) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clean deep amber colour with a light beige foamy head, average retention and dirty lacing. Matly cereal nose with some toffee notes and a bit of alcohol. No burning from it in the mouth though and medium-bodied. A little more hop in the taste, well-blended with the caramel malt, adding some slight bitterness and dryness in the finish. Hints of roasted malts are also tasted in the aftertaste, with some fruits (apples, raisins) and then coffee and nuts. Not a bad brew and worth having once a year at this time of witches.
RyanE (145) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slight coconut and caramel on the nose. Looks great. Brown/Copper, glimmers of amber catch the light. Taste falls flat for me. Higher alcohol stands out.....and I like 6 to 7% brews. Leaves quite a bitter finish that lingers.
zombi69 (12) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another winner from Wychwood! Though listed as a strong ale, this is actually very pleasant.
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gilvanblight (821) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark clear brown pour with white head. Thick malty nose. What an odd mouth. Quite the mix of taste and flavours. It may be a bit much. I havenít decided yet. Sweet caramel at first, then a touch of bitterness thatís replaced by a really earthy malt. This is then replaced by a bit of a boozy burn. The aftertaste is roasty and lingers a bit too long. I do like the way the booziness kind of burns away the confusing beginning of the mouth. Itís a unique sensation but one I find I like. I prefer this quite a bit over Hobgoblin and Iím saddened that this is seasonal.
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good. Pours very clear with ruby/brown hues. Aroma is strong with fruit scents. Taste begins strongly sweet and fruity and ends on a unique and refreshing sour note that I wish was a bit more prevalent.
OntBeerDrinker (515) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 finger head ruby red mild/medium carbination. Smell is chocolate/toffee & hops. Taste is hobgobline but a lot stronger with the chocolate & toffee,a stronger sourness and you can tell its a BIT heavier. So a stronger & better version of Hobgobline cheerís!~ Really good. Starts off almost like a porter or stout! :)
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber with a thin off white head and a decent amount of lacing. the aroma is slightly fruity with some red apple qualities maybe some dark fruits in there as well. the taste is mildy sweet some caramel notes with a sweet apple like finish and mild bitterness, there is some alcohol noticeable surprisingly, overall this ale is flavorful and easy to drink and not bad for the price.
Bov (11457) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 19, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Amstein - clear reddish-amber beer with a creamy beige foam; nice lacework; yeasty and flowery with notes of caramel; sweet and with a low carbonation; pretty dry and flowery hoppy finish with hints of red fruits
daniel0017 (441) - Yukon, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark brown body, small fizzy white head with slight lacing. Toasty crystal malt nose. Alcohol comes through immediately in the flavor along with sweet crystal malts, molasses / caramel. Aftertaste is very strong combo of the aforementioned. Full bodied, flat mouthfeel with lasting slighty bitter finish.
Sensei_Tohru (32) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber, with a fading off-white head. Smell is of bread, caramel, raisins, and a hint of something zesty, maybe tangerines. Smatch is mostly spicy hops. The mouthfeel is smooth, but with some tingly bubbliness on the tongue.