Beershine (5224) - VANCOUVER, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2008
Bottle, special procurement. Red with a thin white head. Cherries in the nose. Nice balance with slight sweetness rounded by a peppery aftertaste. Not bad. hayduke (5209) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 25, 2009
From a 12 oz bottle this beer had a coca cola brown color with a fat head that settled to a soapy scum on top with lots of lacing on the side of the glass. The nose it the aroma of malts. Medium body and mouthfeel. The flavor is mostly malts but there is some bitterness that continues over into a dry bitter finish. Good winter seasonal. CapFlu (5127) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2003
(Bottle) Pours virtually no head and is a ruby-brown colour. Typical ale aroma of malt and molasses. Initial taste of watery malt, as stated below, then a mid-flavour peak of spice and strong malt. Finishes with a fizzy, hoppy and red wine flavour that fades into dry. Very delightful mix of flavours. Thanks to Crit for this great West Coast experience. stevoj (5043) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Nice and malty with s touch of spice (nutmeg?) , makes this a nice cold weather brew. Smooth, Aroma is malt and spice, taste is more of the same, dark amber/light brown with thin beige head, Just the right amount of spice makes this one of the better ones. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Bottle courtesy of chickencoop. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a medium brown with a thin, off white head. The nose brings a small amount of spice forward. I think I’m getting cinnamon and nutmeg, but never entirely sure. I really need to start having these beers with my spice rack nearby. A bit of caramel and toffee in there as well. Taste is a bit of doughy bread with light caramel and some spice. Light to medium body with good carbonation levels. Not at all overspiced, this drank pretty well.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 10-19-2010
chinchill (5011) - South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
12 oz bottle poured clear, red-amber with a very good head.
Malty, very lightly spicy (perhaps just from hops). Chocolate by the finish, is quickly joined by a hint of coffee. Aftertaste is dominated by dark roasted malts.
O: decent but unexceptional brown ale. travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Dark brown in color and cloudy with an average size head. Hop aromas with slight caramel hints. Hop flavors dominate. Not the best as a winter warmer.
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2005
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malt, caramel, fruit. Flavor is kinda sweet, fruity, mildly spicy, with a nice hop background. kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Dark maple brown color, small head. Very fruity aroma. Flavor is malty and molasses. Small bite, small carbonation. Smewhat tasty. The palate is a little bland and the texture is slightly rough. presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish.