JDBaker11058 (2336) - Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Appearance: slightly muddy cola brown, with a short tan head. Aroma: slightly piney, catty hops up front, over a caramel and brown sugar spine. Taste: on first taste, it’s pretty bitter, with zingy, spicy hops dominating; just a few sips in and the sweet, sugary, bready malts take over with strong notes of brown sugar and molasses. Finish: sweet and slightly spicy, with a bit of a hop zing and almost candi sugar note hiding with some booze underneath . Notes: Started off like a traditional strong ale, ended up almost like a slightly hoppy dubbel. I’ve seldom had a beer that changed character so completely and so suddenly. All in all, not a bad brew.
DMLINAZ (337) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours deep brown, almost black, from a bottle; nice aroma of malts and hops together. Nice flavor that is suitable for the season; caramel malts with a hoppy punch. Better than the other 2 I’ve had from Full Sail ,the IPA and the Pale Ale. jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Hazy brown pour, tan head. Aroma is caramel, not much else. Light bitter. Flavor is caramel and kind of a dull hops. Heavy and oily.
Considering the name, I was expecting fruit and spices. It’s not unpleasant, but not that good. BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Mild flavors of dark fruit, toasted malts and spice. Light bitterness throughout. A bit thin. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2012
Bottle. Cola brown with a thin tan head. Nose is light roast and spice. Similar flavor. Super meh, done da drayun.
gripweed57 (2800) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Reddish brown color topped by a foamy beige head. Rich earthy toasted malt flavor hints at burnt caramel. Flavor is toasted malt and brown sugar. Nice spicy peppery hops and subtle dried fruit combine for a delicious balance that leaves a warming aftertaste. Pershing (573) - Garland, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Pours dark mahogany with a small tan head that fades quickly. Excellent malt aroma with a nice sharp taste on the first sip. Just enough hops to balance the malt without over doing it. Long spicy finish. bugsizzy (70) - USA - NOV 13, 2012
Poured from bottle very dark with a thick lumpy head that faded with some nice lacing. Taste is a great blend of slightly sweet bready chewy malts balanced with subtle hops.
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Pours darkish red with little head, almost can't see through. Malty with a bit of hops at the end. Slightly sweet aroma. It sort of sticks to the top of your mouth. A decent winter beer.
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Pours a dark chocolate brown. Head quickly becomes a thin film though the lacing remains steadfast. Nose is spruce and biscuity chocolate. Flavor is bitter coffee and chocolate malts with a piney aftertaste. Inviting mouthfeel and a lingering cocoa aftertaste. Don’t get as much from this as I would like.