JorisPPattyn (9928) - Ursel, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2003
Dark chestnut; thin yellowish head. Rich malts, fruity esters and preserved fruits in the nose. Taste with smoked tones, some kind of latter days' kids' sweet, dates. Full bodied, slick, oily mouthfeel. Aftertaste is bitter at first, then sweet fruits fill the inner cavities. Nothing bad. Just not to rave about. Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Nice head out of the bottle. Another Dark Ruby Red color. More bitter than Kilgubbin Red. Roasty taste included. This is another one of Goose Islands beer that if you drank enough could grow on you. Somebody at Goose Island knows what he's doing. Haven't had a Bad Goose yet. Deimos (81) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2003
Brown body with a sweet fruity aroma. Full palate with a combilation bittle a sweet finish.
Good beer brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 28, 2003
An amber brown body with light amber head. light floral spice aroma. Balanced malt and hops order the flavor profile with a light pleasant spicy bitterness to finish. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2009 Bottled. Beautiful rich red color, delectable nose, somewhat spicey finish, dry and drinkable.
Panzuriel (2199) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAR 19, 2003
Nice spicy aroma. Good flavor with good hops. Nice deep coppery color. Very good texture. Good Beer. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2003
Malty aroma, sweet almost fruit taste. Malt sweetness on the finish. Good Ale. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2003
Had this on tap at a nearby restaurant. Goose Island always seems to give their best efforts on their seasonals, so I had fairly high expectations of this one. Flavor was full, slightly spicy, and hoppy. Nice color, too. A good Xmas ale! jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 23, 2003
nice malt aroma, hints of chocolate under hops and Christmas spices, very enjoyable EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2003
Great color! Malt presence is pronounced with good balance between sweetness and and hops. Let this one warm a bit. Seems to morph for hte positive at higher temperature. I a thin at the end.