gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2005
looks like unfinished walnut lumber, it’s a bit dull.
pretty thin head
Alcohol is not all that well disguised... There’s not enough malt to mask the alcohol, and this isn’t high in alcohol. Very thin brew. Hop spice is all over; pine blah blah blah...
Not as warm as it is hot. Winter warmer my butt. Just another over-hopped interpretation.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
Tap at Zeitgeist. This one did not impress me a ll that much. I am not sure I could tell the difference between the regular Full sail Amber and this one. It pours somewhat darker, I could not discern much of an aroma. tastes somewhat malty, hints of sugar and chocolate, but nopsices for example.
Not that full bodied, all in all ok. marcus (10571) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 3, 2006
This brown ale poured with a slight tan head, eliciting a malty aroma. The initial flavor is spicy, almost medicine-tasting, with a bitter hoppy finish. A very unique, but slightly unpleasant brew. Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a small beige head. Light roasted malty, grassy hoppy, fruity aroma and taste. Medium body with a dusty finish. Ungstrup (38242) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2006
A hazy nut-brown beer with a brown head. The aroma is sweet malty with a very light note of hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel and quite a lot of hops, combined with light notes of licorice root, leading to a dry slightly spicy hoppy end.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Poured from bottle, brown in color with decent tan head. Taste of medicine. Medium body. Balanced flavors. RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2007
12oz bottle. Aroma: Roasted nuts, light spice, citrus, and some light chocolate. Appearance: Reddish amber in color and clear. Light tan head was full and foamy with good retention. Fair lacing. Flavor: Starts off with a nice maltiness with notes of caramel, toasted nuts, peppery spice, chocolate, and very light cherry. Hop flavor comes in mid taste with citrus and herbal hops. Bitterness was a little higher than I would have liked and lingered a bit. Palate: Medium-light bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: An enjoyable beer, but a little to hop forward for a holiday beer. JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle. Dark reddish brown pour, with an off white head. Malty, fruit, caramel, and some bitter metallic hops in this finish. Pretty dull. DavidWoodruff (630) - 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. LetsGoState (907) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Aroma is pretty sweet. Taste is on the lighter side, but has a blend of spices and malts. Overall pretty solid.