ljthiessen (1391) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 23, 2016
Bottle. Deep brown pour with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is very malty, burnt caramel and brown sugar, hints of dark fruit. Taste is a little sweet but not cloying, nicely balanced with roasty bitterness. Some fruity and spice notes as well. Drjohnrock (828) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Poured from 12 ounce bottle bought as part of mix six pack at Hatting’s Supermarket, tasted on February 6, 2016. Very dark brown/ruby hue, pungent spice/coffee/fruit aroma, taste has a lot of coffee, dark fruit spice and some astringency with the balance somewhat off, and the fruit isn’t all that well done. OK but not my favorite beer from Deschutes. beerplace (1803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2016 On tap at Bitter Tasting Room. Fruity and a little bit buttery in the aroma and taste. Good balanced. penstemon (224) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2016
Pours dark mahogany with orangeish highlights and a light tan head. Aromas of dried plum, black cherry, dark bread, some spice, earthy, burnt sugars, and roasted malt. Taste is dried fruit, especially black cherry, bread, hint of blackberry, toffee, some roasted malt, and low-medium earthy bitterness. Soft, smooth, medium body. Nice. An awesome English style winter ale. Even after finishing a case I was not tired of it. Malty, fruity, nice bitterness, well balanced. Will probably buy at least a 6pack every winter from now on. dinkle50 (1527) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Black pour with a single finger, tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some toffee or a little candy. Sugary raisin. Medium bodied. A little roast & caramel make up most of the flavor. A little lace present.
cmacklin (1244) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
355ml bottle. Pours a clear mahogany with a large, long lasting, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing. Sweet, malty aroma of toffee, dried fruit, bread and light roast. Sweet flavour of roasted malt, toffee, dried fruit and light spice with a dry, bitter, hoppy, warming alcohol finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. Nice. Panzuriel (2324) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2016
12 oz bottle from Kroger in Westerville. Deschutes Jubelale is a darker red brown beer with a full head of tan small bubbles. Nose is Sweet malt, molasses, caramel and a bit of nutmeg. Taste is a little sweet at first then a good deal of roasted nut essence and a dry finish. medium to thin body. SODAK14 (381) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 15, 2016
I wasn’t sold on this beer first time I tries it but it grows on you. Malty brew and just a bit more hop than I prefer. Patrickctenchi (6666) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2016
Reddish, amber-brown with a thick, light brown head.
Caramel, nuts, chocolate aroma.
Taste is melted chocolate ice cream, toffee malt, chicory.....soft spicing.....
Really nice and understated, excellent sweet-to-bitter balance......
Wonderful. theisti (4157) - Kansas, USA - JAN 8, 2016
12 oz bottle that was part of the World Market Winter Brews 9 pack, courtesy of my in-laws. Best by 05/15/16 2240 11 on label. The pour is clear brown copper ruby with a three inch foamy light tan head. The aroma is rich toffee malt, chocolate and a bit of nutmeg and chicory towards the back, particularly as the beer warmed. The taste is the big chocolate sweet malt up front, moves towards some nice earth and spice towards the back. Rich chocolate carries the lingering aftertaste. The palate is medium bodied, softer carbonation and the long chocolate aftertaste. Tasty one.