turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Bottle poured a dark coke color with a nice white head and lacing.
Aroma was light hopps, good roasty chocolate flavor with a hoppy finish, with the hopps laying long on the palate.Good easy drinking beer...very good! MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2004
12oz - Nice smell that reflects the taste. Apprearance is cola looking with a red tint. Tasty and drinkable is mass quatities with a smooth malt/hop combo that makes me happy. Taste lingers and demands you drink more. A good winter brew to warm you up on chilly evenings. piscator34 (2622) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 8, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2005 Deep dark red in colour. Stunning aromas of lemongrass, ginger, and nutmeg. More lemongrass in the flavor, along with heather, hops, and some grainy malts. I tend to expect seasonals like this to be syrupy and thick, but this one was a nice change of pace. Unique! badgerben (5285) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Mahogany color with a medium head. Very bready aroma with some ginger along too. Malty taste with alcohol playing second fiddle. Not too much else though; a little on the plain side. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2004
Brown/Prune Coloring With Sandy Head. Light Aroma..Some Ginger Bread....Hoppy...Dry and Bitter. Some Spices...But More Available To the Nose Than the Tongue...Hops Dominate Flavor.
JoeMcPhee (9517) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2004
Light brown beer with a thick tan head. Malty aroma, minty and herbal. Some spruce aroma and cherry fruitiness. Flavour is very nice, malty sweetness, caramel, orange peel, and spicy hop flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Nicely warming. hellomynameis (877) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Wonderful aroma. I detected chocolate and some citrus hops. Brown colour with average head. More hops in the flavour, but some fruit at the begining. The palate was lacking, but it was prertty good overall. footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Brown brew with a nice full creamy head.Nose off this is a very pleasant combo with hops taking the drivers seat and raisiny fruit in there riding shotgun.Taste was almost like a Dbl IPA and fruity mix.Nice body and finish.Very good beer. pineypower (3347) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 5, 2004
2004 bottle, thanks to snowtiger. Pours out a nice brown color with slight reddish tones. Little white head. It has a nice balanced aroma of malt and hop, slightly more hop though. The taste is quite complex ranging from malts to a slight fruity chocolate flavor with a hoppy finish, also could get a faint taste of nuts. A good solid brew SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Full sail 2004 holiday 4 pack: Mahogany hue and fluffy head. OH my im suprised how many other people who rated the aroma less than 7. Shame on them cuz this boasts hops and ctirus and unlike other beers its right up front and doesnt require deep sniffs or a bloodhound dog’s nose. Flavor is strong of citrusy hops with pine and spice. Overall a mighty fine brew