slowrunner77 (12037) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
"pretty much a textbook winter warmer. pleasant flavor, good alcohol presence without being overbearing. better at 50 degrees or more. no need for spices like so many other holiday brews. malty, nutty. simple yet refined." madsberg (11770) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Clear. Light brown small dense head. Berries, caramel and spices in the nose Flavour of chocolate, hops, light fruit, sweetness. Has a full maltbase and a light alcoholtouch. Is nicely bitter in the end, and has a long impact on the palate. Nice one. deyholla (11597) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber brown with a deep gray head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet grain with a hint of backing toffee. Flavor begins with a hint of bread and grains and finishes with sweet grains, a bit of hops and toffee. j12601 (11571) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a clear red brown with a hefty light tan head. Lots of malt, caramel, toffee, and toast on the nose. Medium bodied and a little sweet, with hints of cereal grains. Nice warming malt finish with just a touch of hoppy bitterness.
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2009
355 ml bottle. From København, Denmark.
hopscotch (11078) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Dark reddish brown colour with average off-white head.
Sweetish dark hoppy, roasted malty aroma with some winey elements.
Dark roasted malt, sweet hops, caramel in flavour.
Sweet, thick and full brew.
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer mega-macadoscious rocks!!!
The aroma is of rich malt, dark fruits and chocolate.
A crystal clear, deep mohogany color. Handsome.
God, I'm a geek. I just called a beer handsome... and it's not the first time.
The flavor is to die for. Malty and slightly sweet up front. Well-balanced with a whisper of tartness and bitterness on the backside.
Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Medium-length, slightly acidic, mostly dry finish. Incredible beer! English Strong Ale? Ehhh!!! I'm not the categorizing expert that those who run the site and brew the beer are, but this brew reminded me of a Belgian Dubbel. Whatever. Drink one.
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber/brownish color. Smallish white head. Nice full malt bill on the nose with some spices, fruit and toffee. Flavor is very nice. Full flavor with some fruit, rich malts and some nice background hops that get you in the end. This is well done indeed. faroeviking (10910) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Nice red-brown colour with a small head. Aroma is sweet and malty, hints of dark fruits, caramel and nuts. Flavour is sweet, bit spiced, lovely fruitiness, nuts, some schocolate and caramel. Tasty tasty tasty! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Date: 12/11/2003DocLock (10683) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
slightly alcoholic sweet malt aroma with rich hops, rich malt flavor well balanced with good earthy hops, like a light barleywine,
clear dark amber, sweet spicy rich malt aroma, rich malt flavor, dry and hoppy, light bitter finish
Source: brick store
clear very dark amber, frothy beige head, solid lace, slightly fruity light malt aroma, rich malt flavor well balanced by lots of earthy hops, good bitterness, picks up a bit of fruity character, stays rich malty fruity and hoppy to the end
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Source: Falling Rock
dark, frothy beige head, specks of drippy lace,
sweet malt aroma with a winey character,
lots of oak and wine flavor, rich malt is offset by the oak, nice fruity esters,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Big thanks to npdemse for this. Pours a wonderful deep shade of ruby with a big, light tan head. Aroma of malt, nutmeg, slight port, toffee. Great complex taste that presented some nuts, toffee, chocolate, cinnamon with a semi-dry finish. Firm palate with a nice balance. This one is a winner.