mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
[3665-20110403] 12floz bottle. Mildly floral grains aroma has a little wet malt thing going on. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy wet malt flavour is a little harsh. Medium body. Interesting to sample but would not want a pint. (5/3/6/3/11+) 2.9
douglas88 (9176) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Bottle bought at the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a brown, almost purple color with a small white head. The aroma is light; some floral hops and light nuts and plum. The taste is quite hoppy; also some rich caramel malts, some prunes and other dark fruit and a light pine flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Wow, this is 7%, I had no idea since it is very smooth. Some spices and a bit of brown sugar also. A very nice beer that as got me thinking about winter, well it did snow last weekend already. drowland (8676) - Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2009
12oz bottle into a pint glass. The pour is very dark brown with lots of red when held to the light and a 2-finger khaki head that sticks. The aroma is laid back but shows hints of malt, dark fruits, and pumpkin pie spices. The flavor is sweet up front but finishes quite dry, as perhaps a combination of roasted malts and hop bitterness. Slightly creamy but still medium carbonation. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 13, 2008
12 oz bottle courtesy of Degarth. Pours deep amber with assertive bubbly to creamy tan head. The aroma is a mixture of highly roasted malts, mild dark fruity esters, molasses and an herbal note. Overall the aroma is pretty light. The taste is just like the aroma with roasty malts, mild dark fruity esters, some mild coffee, chocolate malts and a bold brash earthiness. These notes create an enjoyable superposition of flavors. Certainly a nice warm up during the winter. SudsMcDuff (8428) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2009
i wanted to enjoy this more but alas ... some choc, raspberry malty aromas .. nice ass head ... good bitter content .. dark brown .. a nice old ale, not overdone .. decent but i don’t get it .. the 1 yr aged version i had a few months later was decent too ...
bytemesis (8375) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear ruby amber with a medium beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is light caramel, flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, lightly spiced with some zesty bitterness. Meh. jredmond (8284) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Draft at pony bar with Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep murky amber with light off white lacing. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is faint malt, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with bland notes of malt, fruit, pils, light cocoa and spice. radagast83 (8059) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2011
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Aroma was malts, touch of spices. Flavor was malts, sweetness, spices (cinnamon), touch of citrus (orange). after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 25, 2006
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a thin off-white filmy head. Big sweet nose, maybe a little oxidated & tart. Light body, light carb, moderately aggressive sweet malt flavors on the attack, some c-hoppy resiny bitterness at the finish. Fairly indistinct. PorterPounder (7964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, khaki head, sticky lacing. Vegetable-like aroma with hints of rhubarb, Christmas spices and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor presents some chocolate, Christmas spices with a citrusy back bone. Good subtle bitterness permeates throughout. Thickish mouthfeel, overall a decent winter warmer.