MilkmanDan (1942) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: APR 27, 2005 Mahogany. Nose not “wassaily” at all, lots of toffee and butterscotch, very rich and lightly sweetened. Flavor quite nice, a bit like sucking on a good hunk of toffee, deliciously rich. Lightly hopped. Very good. Reid (2673) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 10, 2003
The beer pours a nice dark garnet almost brown witha lovelly thick inch high creamy off white head..that stayed quite some time
Nice aroma..chocolaty and spicy tones..though well done.
I dunno but this seems to taste better than when I had the rest of the six pack..its flavourful yet smoother and less aggresivesweet malts followed by a creamy chocolaty taste followed by a nice "zap" of hops at the end ..very nice.
Nice and smooth and creamy on the palate.
Pretty drinkable even for a hot sweaty night BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2003
Garnet hue with massive off-white head which settles down to a foamy ring, very good lace. The aroma hinted of toasted malts, mocha, vanilla, allspice, clove, fruitcake, piney hops, and earthy yeast esters. The flavors start sugary sweet with moderate spices, but really didn't overwhelm. The piney and citric hop nature kicked in to high gear midway through the tasting. The finish was a combination of old school ale (earthy, sublime and dry) and west coast new age (hoppy, brash, and creamy). Very nice mouthfeel in this underrated sesaonal brew which I have enjoyed every single time I have had the chance. Recommended. Brodie (540) - Boone, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2004
Malt, fruit, spicy hops, and a hint of alcohol in the aroma. Brown-amber in color, pillowy off-white head. Great balance in the flavor of dark malts, spicy/piney hops, and fruity esters. Slightly bitter finish. Full-bodied, slightly warming. An outstanding balanced beer. Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 21, 2004
(Tap). Nice very dark brown. Nice feeling on the palate. Has mild chocolate taste without feeling too much like coffee. Very enjoyable brew, hope to have another soon.
obisbeer (568) - Barcelona, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2004
Dark brown w/minimul bubbles. Molasses chocolate, cherry and some spice on the nose. Roasted malt, charcoal, bright acidity, witha rich but light hoppy finish. Some coffee flavors though not overly sweet... Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - NOV 24, 2007
This is a nice, earthy, fairly smooth and slightly hoppy old ale. It is dark red brown with a small, dense light tan head that steadily dissipates to a foamy ring. It smells of stewed dried fruit, raisins esp., and a little of chocolate and pepper, with a faint flowery element. The taste is moderately rich, with a light chocolate element, toasted, earthy malt and leaves, with a nice, flowery hoppy bitterness and a nice grain finish. It has pretty good sweet-bitter balance. It’s like a slightly lighter, slightly more hoppy version of an English old ale or a more earthy, less hoppy Lagunitas Imperial Red. ronaldtheriot (2019) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 6, 2013
Full Sail Wassail has a medium, cream-colored head, a dark, brown-red appearance, lots of bubble streams, and pretty heavy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is of rich, sweet, malty, chocolaty, and vegetative smell, and the flavor is of all that, with dark bread crust, chocolate powder, fruit, and lots of strong residual bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium and a bit slick, and Full Sail Wassail finishes semi-dry, rich, delicious, and easy drinking. Overall, this is a most excellent Winter warmer. RJT 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 rproff78 (177) - - OCT 19, 2014
Yum yum yum. My favorite from full sail! I love it! If u can't tell, it's my favorite!!!