Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours a deep brown color with aroma of roasted nuts. Taste is mildly hoppy, with hints of bread and nuts. This beer was a good mouthful. A decent winter lager. SODAK14 (391) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 14, 2011
A very good ale! I wish this was available year around! I know they sold out to the Big Brewer..butthey nailed this one. Great color but the taste is what makes it. bkurtz (1146) - LITHUANIA - JAN 10, 2011
Poured a hazy copper with a quickly dissipating white head. Caramel malts and spice notes(coriander?) and a decent finish. MillerCoors makes this? There is hope. Not a bad beer. fidelis83 (2535) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 7, 2011
Pours a clear, dark old copper with a tall, fluffy, beige head. Aroma is cereal, stale grain, sweet malt, a touch of roast and dark caramel. Flavor is toasted cereal, sweet malt, caramel, roasted nuts and an odd, slightly sour grainy dishwater finish. Light to medium bodied, somewhat creamy on entry and off dry and really chalky to the finish. This was not a very enjoyable beer, the odd grainy dishwater taste seemed to persist on my palate the more I drank. Before that flavor became constant it was a fairly inoffensive brew. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Red-brown. Caramel malts, some sweetness, toasted malt. A little "fake." Flavor is a touch on the sweet side but finishes with roasted malt in a very light manner. Not a very good example of the style, yet drinkable.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a mostly clear, deeper amber-ruby colored body with a finger-width, frothy, light tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing throughout. Aroma is sweeter caramel and dark fruit with some toffee, toasty bread, and a few spicy nuts. Much better than I anticipated this being. Flavor is alright. Some thinner, sweeter caramels with a few toffees and toasted bread malts. A bit nutty, a few spices, and some dark fruits with a light straw bitterness as this finishes mostly dry before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Light-medium body and medium-high carbonation. Overall, not that bad of a beer. Very simple, but it has a few decent things going on. I’ve definitely had worse. bnoel09 (588) - Elk Grove, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Poured into a pint glass. Color is a dark ruby brown with a light tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is sweet and malty with caramel notes and maybe a hint of fruit. Taste pretty much matches the aroma. Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly carbonated. Overall a good mild winter beer. Definitely not a complex beer in taste or aroma, but extremely drinkable. onceblind (10862) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Appearance is beautiful for the most part. Clear amber-ish ruby, yet with a rocky and not persistent head. Flat-ish carbonation, surprising from a macrobrew. Aroma was upsetting, mostly funky malt with some bread dough. Taste was just as upsetting. Light caramel, grains, and some nutmeg appear on the palate, with little to no hop profile to speak of. Very light bodied, which is a downer but not unexpected. Just another lazily crafted beer from the MillerCoors folk. thetmaxx (927) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is real dark, head is light tan. Aroma is very minimal. Flavour is great. Loved the full bodied caramel flavour. Really nice winter beer. thirdeye11 (6162) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to Fratto) clear copper, very few tan bubbles. Nose of dry brown sugar, umami, spices, old rotten banana. Taste of old lager-style hops, rotten banana, creamy dry carbonation, umami linger. Stale stuff.