dfinney23 (3323) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2017 KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Bottle. The pour was a clear burnt copper with an average (1-2 finger) off white fluffy head that dissipated at a normal pace, down to a thin film with a small collar and had very good sticky lacing.
The aroma was of a toasted biscuit malt, light herbal hops and an earthy yeast with notes of caramel, dark fruit (raisons and plums) and a lightly mild spiciness.
The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a hint of caramel from the onset, becoming slightly bitter sweet and a tad acidic with a touch of dark fruit and a light spicy alcohol tinge at the end. The flavor lasted an average time proceeding the swallow with a slightly bitter spicy taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this brew was a nice change from a lot of winter beers, possessing good malty backbone, a nice sweet fruitiness and just a smidgen of spice, giving it a really good drinkability...
Refreshingly straightforward. Caramel malt with nutty, toasty grain and a lightly bitter finish. john44 (3101) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2017
Bottle. Amber in colour. Malty; caramel, toasty malts. Fruity; soft fruits, raisins. Hoppy; floral and spicy hops. Malty sweetness balanced against average bitterness. Dry malty fruity finish. Easy-drinking. (2011-04-10)
Ronritter (741) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2016
12oz bottle pours copper with frothy off white head plenty of lacing with a malty floral scent, taste is hop with some seasonal spice, laid back brew. Bif (2246) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap. Pours a mahogany color with a foamy head and good lacing. Aroma of malt sweetness, with nut and hint of grain. taste of roasted malt, caramel with trace of nuts. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body smooth with a slight warming feel. Nice seasonal offering. ozzy70 (1148) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 16, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark copper, foamy tan head. Aroma was sweet malts, caramel, wood. Tate was mild sweet, caramel malts, dust. Nice.
AleJones (22) - Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Poured into a standard pint glass from the can. Smells of carrot cake and cream cheese icing. Malt forward, slight floral hop toward the end. Clean finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wlajwl (6816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Aroma is malts and Christmas spices/mild peppermint. The flavor is malts, Christmas spices, mild fruit and a warming finish. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a cloudy amber color with some sediment and a creamy tan head with good retention. Its aroma featured a blend of caramel and barley malt along with some lighter grainy and grassy hops. The taste was lightly sweet and malty with a bit of coffee, along with some modest bitter and sour grainy tones. It was a fairly wet and watery beer with a lighter mouthfeel and lower carbonation. Westchesterco (2043) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle it is an clear orange Amber color with a slight head. The aroma is malty and some subtle fruitiness the taste is a strong bitter malty flavor that lingers bitter on the palate. Iphonephan (6989) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear light mahogany with an ecru head. Malty nose. Nutty flavors. Bitter finish.