jmulv (336) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pretty tasty beer. Taste is predominantly malts and some hints of fruity sweetness. No bitterness to speak of. Goes down very easy with a medium thickness. Very sessionable and pretty tasty, highly recommended. boto (2261) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 28, 2011
12oz. bottle: This one pours a clear, coppery color. There was very little off-white head on it. What was there didn’t linger long nor leave hardly any lacing at all. The aroma is a bit sweet. Mainly caramel malt and toffee, with a hint of raisin and maybe some other dark fruits thrown in. Nice malty taste. Just a bit sweet, with no real evidence of any hops at all, although I’m sure there were a ton of them in there to get the balance that they achieved. Slight toastiness in the finish. There don’t seem to be any of the spices that many others put in their winter beers. A good solid drinker. bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2011
Bottle from Wine & Cheese in Clayton, MO. Pours dark rudy amber with a slight beige head. Aroma is malt and a not so grassy noble hop. Where did that come from? Med plus body. Flavor is heading towards sticky malt of a pretty roasted kind - no quite sticky tho. Low level of hop. Really seems to be balanced. Drinks pretty good. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2011
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours copper ruby with frothy off-white head. Nose is caramel malt, some brown sugar and x-mas spice. Tastes earthy caramel malty, spicy, with some backup hops. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Lightly sweet malty aroma with some light grassy notes. Balanced flavor with lightly sweet malts and grassy floral hops. Not bad.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle Pours a nice clear amber with a decent light tan head. The head lasts well and laces okay. Aoma is hoppy with hunts of grass, and some caramel. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is decent, good balance of malts and hops. Very easy drinking. Has a lighter body. The texture is watery. The finish is okay and a soft aftertaste. Very decent beer but not real big in any one direction. notalush (5910) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours a clear medium brown - an interesting take on the style - has the smoothness and sweet malt character you expect from the style, but with a few tweeks here and there - the first comes in the form of a bit of tartness in the aroma, which compliments the more traditional notes of raisin and caramel fairly well - a bit of floral notes as well - the more I smell it, the more inviting it becomes - smooth, creamy body - medium sweet and toasty - the second surprise comes in the form of a moderate warming spiciness on the tail end, which arrives at the same time as a mild acidity, both of which serve to cut the sweetness - very understated - everything in the flavor is subtle but balanced - very understated - a bit flawed in the finish, with a too strong hop bitterness, but otherwise nice. alobar (3884) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours a clear reddish brown color with a creamy off-white head that quickly disappears. Faint aroma of hops, grass, and some caramel. Caramel malt, wheat, and hops make up a mostly sweet flavor. Slightly carbonated. Decent beer.