GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown pour with a light tan head. The bottle expired in 08 but it is really tasty. Mild malt aroma. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel. Nice malt flavor, everything melds together well. As the beer warms up(started at 45), the maltiness is more noticeable. Nice lacing on the glass.
terrybail (670) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 24, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml bottle from Ryams Party store in port Huron
Pours a ruby dark brown with a small tan head no lacing
the aroma is caramel malt and hops
The taste is strong sweet malts
Not bad but not quite i winter warmer
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 29, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 500 ml, Appearance: mid light haze of pale brown , mid tanned creamy with rocks top. 3+ Aroma: straight malty base , light hint of aromatic hop with caramel touch. 6+ Flavor/Palate: medium light bodied. Straight caramel malt with slight hint of spice and bittering. Flat finish. Ordinary.
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very actice head, great color. Great smooth and rich taste. Malts slight hops.
caramel, roasted nuts. Bold but not heavy.
kpresley77 (146) - Jackson, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours clear amber with thin white head. Aroma is malt and nuts. First taste is sweet and the malt carries throughouth the whole beer. No real bitterness.
douglas88 (6336) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a ruby-brown color with a very large and thick cream colored head. The aroma is very light toasted malts and nutty notes. The flavor is very nice; smooth bursts of fruit, toasted malts, light nutty flavors and a rich and full mouthfeel. Very nice. I love the label and the beer. Easygoing and yet very flavorful. Great. Also, this beer is a few years old, best by September 2007, but still quite good. I’ll re-rate when I get a fresher one.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not terrible but not much of a warmer. Pretty thin - decent favor - drinkable
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy and dark orange amber with very fine diminishing head. Aroma is lightly roasted crystal malts and small hints of spicyness. Very light body with a light toffee and sugar sweetness that dries out in a long rather bland and dry finish. Overall little dimension for a special seasonal brew and light in body for a real warmer.
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Getting my notebook online. Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown w/o much head. Candy like smells. Taste is very hoppy but not very complex. Nothing outstanding here but a decent beer with some kick.
madquacker (1052) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as warming as one might think. A little thin but some charcoal and caramel over an english bitter. A little sweet. Good but not great.