Ratman197 (15452) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, fruittiness asnd light earthiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, toffee, fruittiness, light earthiness and a hint of spice with a smooth carmely finish. DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle shared at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. 2015 bottle. Slightly hazy amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, a bit of toast, some rather stale hops. Sweetish flavor with malt, some caramel, toast, nutty note, and a bitterish hops finish. Medium-bodied. Tmoney99 (15034) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with medium white frothy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Medium sweet malt and hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. This is an interesting brew. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 20, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2003 (12-13-03, 2003 bottle best by 2/1/04): Medium beige head atop a cloudy copper body. Aroma is sweet, toffee, spicy (ginger). Taste is medium sweet, dominated by toffee, but also spicy (ginger+?), some herbal, finishing medium grapefruit. Medium body, slightly acidic. Nice take on the winter warmer style (7/4/7/4/14). (7-20-03, 2002 bottle): Floatie-filled murky brown body with creamy tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, floral, spicy. Taste is floral, malty, spicy, toffee, light grapefruit. Finishes with slight alcohol warming. Creamy medium/full body. Very nice winter warmer. (7/4/7/4/14) Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2009
12 ounce bottle from the Libation Station in Johnson City, Tennessee. Pours a reddish brown color with a thin head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma is toffee, dark fruits and spice. Taste is toffee, cinnamon and other spices, pineapple, pear and leafy hops. Medium bodied. Decent.
crossovert (14006) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Draft. Has flavors of molases and nougat, very smooth beer, fresh hops are grassy and herbal. Nice. Dogbrick (13986) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
Thanks to Indra for the trade. 2002 Bottle: Pours a rubicund color appropriate for the season, with a medium thick beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is malty and spicy. Medium-bodied with flavors of malt, cinnamon, licorice and some hops. Finish is nicely spiced with a caramel aftertaste. Well done. BeerandBlues2 (13870) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 17, 2008
12 oz bottle received via trade with tjthresh. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cereal, grain), heavy hops (flowers, perfume), light yeast (sweat, leaves) with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, and cardboard. Medium bodied, gritty texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 1, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber color with a thin head. Rich aroma and a smooth taste of toffee, carmel, cinnamon, and nutmeg. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with valpoaj (thanks!). Poured a medium to deeper and cloudy mahogany with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, winter spices (nutmeg, cinnamon, and some others), and citrus. Like an IPA that I dumped some x-mas spices into. Tastes of caramel, spices, and citrus.