crispaire (243) - - NOV 28, 2016
poured a dark mahogany from bottle with exceptionally thick tan head. the aromatic bouquet included bread pudding, spices, prunes, with toffee. nice balance between hops and toasted malts. medium body with a brief finish. classic winter ale sipper, one of my favorites. bigcat03 (334) - Columbus, Nebraska, USA - NOV 23, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2016 Bottle poured into an English pint. Ruby brown color and a thick tan head. Aroma is malt, toffee, spices, dates, raisins. Initial taste is roasted malts...almost burned, cocoa beans, dates. Aftertaste is a lingering roasted malt bitterness. Medium body and carbonation that gives a little zing. Not my favorite brew from these guys but not bad. I think as a strong ale it?s just a little too bitter. hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2016
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish brown. nice off white head and some lacing. aroma is dark fruit, sweet malts and grain. taste is sweet and malty, cherry? notes, certainly fruity, some spices in there too. very clean, very enjoyable and easy to drink. Quite good beer. ehaak26 (658) - - NOV 14, 2016
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Pours a dark reddish brown, tan head and light lacing. Aroma of chicory and dark fruit. drpimento (3729) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2016
This is from a year old bottle. Aroma is dark malts molasses and raisins dark roots. Flavor is similar to nose slightly sweet some bitter and a little bit of tang, nicely balanced. Very smooth and easy drinking. Great finish. I’d definitely have another.
altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JUL 5, 2016
[Dec 24 2015] Bottle at Happy Valley Supermarket, Portland. Nice brown bdoy. Nose is malty, caramel and floral. Taste is malty, roasty and sweet. Spicy in the finish. Good stuff. bdleedahl (594) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUN 13, 2016
Off bitterness dominates this beer, it's not very good. For a strong ale there is very little malt fullness to back the hops that aren't right for this beer. At Hops and Hominy SF.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ebone1988 (2072) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Aroma is caramel, raisins, toffee, sweet malt, nutty and nice. Appearance is brown, light brown head. Taste is malt, slight bitter, light caramel, toffee, and nuts. Mouthfeel is medium body, soft, light carbonation, bitterness from the malt lingering. Overall, it’s pretty tasty stuff. shrubber85 (11570) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 18, 2016
Bottle. Orange, raisin, toffee malt, grass, and alcohol aroma. Orangish brown with moderate tan head. Sweet orange, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal hay/chicory flavor. Good body. Nice balance. Turboninja (819) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2016
, from Wine Spot, Cleveland, USA. Medium/light aroma of slightly sweet berries and a hint of Christmas spices. Dark red color with small natural white head and slightly hazy liquid. Medium slightly bitter and malty taste with berries, some earthy notes and Christmas spices. A hint of hops. Balanced with medium taste spectrum and medium, malty and slightly hoppy aftertaste. Light/medium body with medium/light carbonation. Overall, stylish, festive product with a bit too light body.