BlackHaddock (7767) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2017 DragonsHead (142) - Morgantown, West Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious! Thanx Mark! Poured a deep, burnt caramel type color. Thick head. Spiced aromas with sweetness. Tastes slightly like a belgium brew with some twists and turns. Nice malt to hops balance. Good beer for the cold winter season.
Draft 16 oz pour in the Stadium Brewery, Aliso Viejo. Dark bodied, brown with a red hue, beige head. Semi-sweet with plenty of malty goodness throughout. Both fruity and earthy below the malty molasses. IncomT73 (10) - - DEC 12, 2017
Seasonal. Powerful malt flavor. Not my style.
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12 oz bottle poured into chilled pint glass. Ring in the holidays with this seasonal offering from the great Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR. I always look forward to buying a six-pack from Trader Joe's or 12-pack from Safeway at this time of year. Not your every day beer, but packed with ample malt, carmel, and spice flavors that are well-balanced with top-quality hops. A classic winter warmer from a legendary American craft brewery. jsmerig (1700) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 10, 2017
Pours a deep brown with a tan head. aroma of fig and hardwood. Taste is woody and nutty. Earthy bitterness keeps it from going overly sweet. Pleasant. Thicker mouthfeel. Benzai (16783) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 8, 2017
Draught @ Zeezicht. Opaque murky red brown color, medium sized beige head that lasts for a decent while. Aroma is malts, light hints of red fruit, sweet red currant, brown malts and caramel malts. Taste malts, caramel, dark malts, dark fruits, sweet raisins and blue grapes with a strong malt bitter finish. Decent to medium body and carbonation. Quite nice.
cruik (7) - - DEC 6, 2017 does not count
Pours dark with a creamy head and minimal aroma. Taste is of chocolate and cherries. Mildly silky mouth feel with a slightly bitter spruce-tip finish. sPOKEtacular (29) - - DEC 1, 2017
Pours dark brown with a white head holiday aroma nutmeg/eggnog? Syrupy taste with not much bitterness. Nice winter beer.
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D+. Pours a dark brown color with khaki head. Has a weird and bitter after taste brandon1989 (705) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Pours a nice rusty red color with a thin to medium beige head. The aroma is mostly dark fruits, dates, raisins, some sweetness from the cocoa, toffee, and some caramel notes, brown bread. The flavor is similar to the aroma but the sweetness comes out more stronger than it did in the aroma and the dark fruits aren't as overpowering. The mouth feel is on the medium side and this beer is quite enjoyable. maddestmax (9) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 19, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 19, 2017 Middle of the road winter ale. All the usuals. Nuts, spices and chocolate. Doesn't really mesh as well as it's analogs.