altonbrownd (5897) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
On tap at Bethesda Food and Beverage. Nice copper body with tan head. Nose is malty, toasty and caramel. Taste also caramel and malts. Well-balanced with a warming finish. Yum!
tfontana (1039) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2016
Bottle pour into nonic pint glass from One Stop Market, Haverhill, MA. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, bread, dough. Appearance is beautiful, clear amber with no sparkle, finger-width off-white foamy head with poor retention and leggy lacing. Taste is moderately sweet with alcohol that’s a little bit astringent, then caramel end. Palate is medium bodied with average texture, lively late carbonation at tip of tongue and crisp slightly bitter finish. Overall, very true to style--straightforward maltiness. John25 (1291) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Bottle. Copper. Earthy hops with toffee, raisin, and caramel. A nice hoppy winter warmer with great balance.
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Bottle to a pint. Copper orange with white head. Nice toasted bread and sweet honey with winter spice. Balanced warm finish... climberbob (458) - Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle into tulip. Dark ruby Amber. Not much aroma. Some hints of bread and yeast. Taste is a bit spicy from the hop, dry. Not a lot of malt flavor. Metallic aftertaste which is off putting. Some dried fruit notes. Meh.
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freekyp (2363) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2015 This hop forward winter warmer has a nice medium-bodied toffee malt backbone with hints of brown sugar and earthy spicy hops. Long mildly bitter finish. Pours reddish brown with tons of beige lacing. Hints of plastic and hot alcohol notes invade the otherwise pleasing finish. tsd08460 (1208) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: bread, raisin, woody, earthy
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,
Delicious skmikeg (1826) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours reddish copper with a one finger tan head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and some light booze. Taste is about the as the aroma with the addition of some light pine and spicy hops. Has a medium body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice winter warmer. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns. Caramel color and aroma., lighter and hoppier than I thought it would be. Not bad. solidfunk (9191) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Some hint of spice here. Light vegetable aroma. Some sweet malt. Pours cloudy amber with OK head. Light sweet finish. Cask at Churchkey.