AndrewGunnison (8) - - DEC 5, 2014 does not count
A roasted chestnut, a crisp winter night, Uncle Walt looking intently through the window. ajnepple (6965) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2014
12 oz bottle from Total Wine & More - Gilbert, AZ. Amber and clear appearance with a lacy white head. Aroma of dark malts, spices, light caramel, cinnamon and allspice. Similar flavor, adding a mild to medium hop bitterness. OK. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2014
12oz bottle pours with a nearly clear amber sort of copper body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up roasted malts, toasted bread, some spicy notes and mild sweet dark fruity esters. The taste starts with malts, roasted malts, big roasty nuttiness and then some modest spiciness. Wow. This has lots of nuttiness going on, it’s pretty nice. Stew41 (2066) - Phuket, THAILAND - MAY 24, 2014
A little lean but this is well crafted. Dry roast, small doses of spice and plenty of fizz (for the style). Great lift of milk chocolate on the nose. A light touch for the style. maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Light retention and good lacing. Smells of caramel, roasted malts, nutmeg and spices. Tastes of toasted malt, caramel, nuts and dark fruit. Bitter finish.
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jehoesefat (366) - Poway, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Malty and sweet aromas. Pours slightly cloudy orange with a tan head. Sweet caramel flavors, leaving a sugary aftertaste ABUSEDGOAT (2818) - California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Draft: darker orange color, decent lace/retention. Aroma is caramel, chocolate, darker fruit, nut. Medium bodied, lightly sweet, quite drinkable. Pretty nice. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle; poured a clear orange/amber type color with a khaki colored head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, earth, and fruit. A nice blended flavor; roasted, caramel, nutty with a good dose of hops in the finish. Touch of sweetness and more earth in the finish. robsohoppy (16) - California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
In all fairness I have heard this beer is usually good. I had a 12 oz. bottle from an overpriced 4 pack and it was bad. I mean face puckering bad. I am a home brewer and know that bottles do not do justice to any brew so I will give this beer another try and reevaluate my score at that time. The hops seemed to have lost all aroma and were flat out just bitter, as if the hops had been in the freezer for a while. fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
Thanks to Tim for the hookup while I was away! Pours dark copper with a medium cream head and lots of lacing. Great growler fill, carbonation level is perfect. Aroma is toast and nutty malts covered with loads of fruity esters. Flavor is big caramel and toasted malts upfront with very earthy clean hops and a light roast/burnt malt element in the finish. Really nice beer!