crhensel (145) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Poured a dark mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose if resin, caramel and sweet spice. Taste was if sweet malt with slight hops and a hint of Christmas spices. All around tasty and very well balanced.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone illidurit (2338) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass. Deep brownish copper pour, clear with a fluffy khaki head. Aroma is dark wheaty bread crusts, slight milk chocolate, minerals, and toasted grains. Pleasant flavor of dry chocolate, fresh multigrain bread and a hint of smoke. Unexciting but functional beer. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
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A: deep brown with cherry hues. finger of light tan head falls quickly to a sheet of the same. spotty lace.
S: smells of metal with some malts and some herbal hops. Pretty weak.
T: Dark cherries, sweet malts, some tannins, some hops. Interesting. Nice at warmer temps.
M: Medium with fine and prickly carb.
O: I’d drink it again, but I won’t stock in the house again probably.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2011 vikingguy (1102) - Carver, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Dark amber with big foamy head. Sweet caramel and resinous hops on the nose. Taste- ample grassy hops, molasses and just a hint of Christmas spice. Pretty good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Oogiee (71) - Taipei, TAIWAN - DEC 12, 2013
caramel, chocolate, resin, ocean smell, vanilla, butterscotch, brown, red, tan foam, dense, light sweetness, very bitter, chalky.lfull body, average carbonation, bitter, astringent,
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Nice. Reminds me of a Christmas ale but without the spice. Solid malt bill with added hops. Solid B.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone That1Guy (2236) - Colorado, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 oz bottle and the label says, "available for 90 days only." Says enjoy by 2/28/2014. So...how is this beer already oxidized? Aroma is cardboard, nail polish remover, and some weird cooked vegetable character. Flavor isn’t too bad considering. Still drinkable, but really would have liked to try this fresher. gavriend (5) - - NOV 30, 2013 does not count
Bottle pour. Pours dark brown with medium head. Has a malty taste that is easy to drink. Brentv (672) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2013
From the bottle, pours brownish copper with beige head. Aroma and flavor have a little bit of citrus and caramel, neither sweet nor bitter. Not much else. Simple beer. Good carbonation. DavidWoodruff (619) - Windsor, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Brown with a tan head. Roasted grain and caramel aroma. Malty-nutty flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. It is like an imperial american brown ale. Festive but not very complex. A bit more residual sweetness would make this much more interesting.