eyesandsmiles (179) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
I enjoyed the other full sail varieties a lot more than the wassail. maybe i nee to try another one. the flavor is somewhat overwhelming. SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2006 Bottle: Pours deep ruby hinging on brown with a wonderful bottle condition induced, creamy head. Lots of lacing taboot. The nose shows little hop presence, heavy with caramel and gingerbread malts. Mild esthers and vegetal DMS linger. Full mouthfeel is almost chewy - nice for a moderate ABV beer. Molasses and brown sugar create a really sweet experience, but come off one dimensional in the end. This just doens’t have the depth I’ve come to enjoy from Old Ales. kidmartinek (5001) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2007
A sweet aroma of cofee, chocolate, oatmeal. The beer pours dark brown. IT is very frothy and carbonated. IT taste sweet, deserty, chocolately, mellow. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Deep brown with very small head. Nuts and malt on the nose. Flavor is a sweet malt with some hops. Nothing great. redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2007
Pours a dark ruby color into the glass, with a smallish off-white head. Aroma is of caramel malt and hops. Taste is a mix of hoppy earthiness and bitterness, with light sugar and malt. The first time I heard the term "Wassail," it was referring to hot spiced apple cider mixed with spiced rum.
12 oz. beer.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2008 Draught. Mild sweet aroma, strawberry and cherry. Dark ruby with patchy off-white head. Opens sweet and muddled, finishes sour and slightly offensive. Cloying and dry palate. jjuf1853 (1302) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2008
Bottle. Sweet and spicy nose, some caramel. Dark ruby-brown with a steady head and good lacing. Somewhat chalky with notes of cherries and caramel. Very dry finish, somewhat harsh. Gets more undrinkable with every sip.
Bottle pours a deep, rich mahogany color with a foamy tan head. Sweet fruity and malty aroma. Sweet flavor initially that quickly turns slightly sour with a bitter finish. hivemind (919) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Draft at Pony with James, Andy, Feng. Pour was not memborable, very thin head, and I don’t remember there being very much of an aroma either. This was thin-bodied and easy drinking, but wasn’t a "good" beer in any other way. I tasted a little bit of a grainy maltiness. abcfan (920) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Good beer, nothing outstanding. Aroma is dominated by malt and light spice. Medium bodied, with light carbonation, malty/spicy, with a slight burn in the finish. DrinkMoreBeer (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Rather middle of the road in taste - neither very hoppy or truly rich and malty. On a night when friends and I rated 20 winter beers, this finished a bit below average