rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
bottle. Amber with small head. Sweet with light malt, and slightly medicinal. I don’t know what else to say about this. Other than the slightly unpleasant flavor, It’s just extremely boring.
DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Single bottle purchase from Famous Liquors. Slight oxidation under cap that goes away after pouring. Pours a big, non-Guinnessy head over a deep brown body. General caramel malt smell with a note of Scottish peat; not a bad surprise. Mouthfeel a bit flaccid and watery at first, then there an aggressive hit of malt. Malts get deeper further down the glass, leading to a slight note of phenol; well, if this is their holiday beer, I’ve found it a bit past its prime. radio_nowhere (1474) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2013
12oz bottle from Guinness holiday variety pack. Poured into pint glass, clear ruby-ish brown color with minimal off-white head. Aroma of toasty caramel malt. Taste is the aroma balanced with some decent grass hops. Light body, average carbonation, smooth, balanced, some lingering grass afterwards. Decent. VALIS (235) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 30, 2013
A foul aroma with a slight bit of malt, but mostly chemicals, corn, water. Taste is rather neutral, neither noteworthy nor offensive, with a fair bit of carbonation and a little sweetness. Watery palate, nothing lingers. Would not buy again. robforbes (2267) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2013
pours a clear brown with a medium off-white head, and great lacing.
smell is of malt, toffee, and a touch of spice.
taste is of caramel, a little metallic, malt back, a slight roastiness, and a little coffee. ends smooth.
Malty_MacHops (688) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Toffee and caramel aromas. Deep amber red to light brown. Balanced towards the bitter side. Smooth medium body with a snap finish. b33f (23) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Poured into an American pint. Rusty color with a small amount of beige head which disappears almost immediately. Aroma is faint malts and corn. Taste is watery with a little bit of malt, with a distinct piss aftertaste. Palate is like bush light style. This beer sucks dick. but, I’ve had worse, so I gave it a 1.2 to leave some headroom... Now I’m going to share it with the drain. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark nut brown with a ruby hue and minimal head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla and christmas spices. Taste is light bitter. Coffee, spices abd a little vanilla. Medium bodied with a thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. Nothing to seek out but drinkable. bhensonb (15758) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Bottle from a SaveMart. Pours brown with a slight beige head. Mild caramel aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roasty with a hint of ginger or some sort of spice. Very mild hint. There’s some vanilla, I think. Give it this - there is a lot of flavor compared to the macro lagers. If it was the only thing available, I’d drink it. jb (3413) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
Irish session stuff through and through. Though really more of a Brit bitter actually. Reddish brown, malts dominate nose and taste, a bit of caramel malt helps. Okay.