rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Bottle pours copper with a off white head. Aroma is malty with a caramel and roasted/smoky malt presence. Tastes sweet with caramel, plum, and a slight smoky finish. Syrup like mouthfeel with a low carbonation. Not balanced enough to be truly enjoyable. SHANER4 (507) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2009
Bottle 12oz. - Poured amber brown color with smal head.
Aroma - Sweet like sugar, yeasty bread and caramel.
Flavor - Has strange yeast and funky hop taste. Like plastic mixed with brown sugar...strange!
Palate - thin/medium bodied with flat texture. Finish is not good and has strange aftertaste.
Overall - Barely drinkable beer, finished the bottle but would not try again! Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2009
Translucent deep orange-brown body, thin buff head. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, plum, toffee, and fig, sweet and thin. Body is plummy and somewhat chewy, with the same dark fruit and caramel characters noted in the aroma. Residual sugars and spice linger in the finish. This beer is probably best in small doses, as the dominance of the dark fruit and spice notes becomes cloying after a few sips. zombywoof (467) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 20, 2009
This beer has an artificial sweet flavor and an odd brackish aftertaste of twigs, must and maple. This beer displeases me. I am offended. Take it away. Now get me a shrubbery. FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2009
12 oz bottle. Pours an amber brown color with a creamy off white head. Aroma is super candyish. Lots of toffee caramel, some vegetal and quite a bit of candy sugar. No hops, just sweet malt bread candy. Flavor starts with a sugary maltiness that just sort of sits and hangs and stays candyish. Gains some bread maltiness that isnt too sweet but no hops and no bitterness comes through. Medium body body and a light fizzy carbonartion. Meh, super sweet, boring and unbalanced.
WVHouseofBeer (1081) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Ehh, I just picked this up for something to sip on over a Fall weekend and the finished glass(es) with a satisfied yet unquenchable thirst for a yet another good brew. A plum colored body and quickly disappearing head showcases a grape and malt heavy background. Overall the flavor is pretty good, though the body is a bit weak and non-filling like a good ESA should be. This one is a bit down my list for Holiday inspired biers. nuplastikk (6414) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2009
12oz bottle. Filtered amber-brown color. No real head...minimal trace at best. Mild chocolate and amber malt aroma, sort of like a mild Doppelbock. The taste is the same, with a smooth milk chocolate layer of smoothness among the solid background of sweet maltiness. Some amber malt and mild hop spiciness, but overall very smooth and rich. A pretty nice beer from Point, not world-class, but a worthwhile beer to mix it up with. uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - NOV 20, 2009
This was a bit of a pleasant surprise, as I have tried several beers from this brewer that failed to meet expectations. Not a robust aroma, but a nice fresh aroma. This beer seemed a little understated for this style, but made up for that with a very smooth refreshing palate and a rather clean light finish. It isn’t without complexity but you notice the smooth mellow character rather than the often bitter and bold notes of this style. arkurzynski (2456) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 29, 2009
Pours brown/amber with tan head. Sweet smelling with clove. Flavor is of roasted and caramel malts, fruit, brown sugar, spice, and molasses. Tastes a little like a dark version of a Belgian? kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Pours to a dark brownish-black with thin tan head that lingers a short time and leaves little lacing. Nose is muted but a pleasant mixture of licorice, dark fruit and molasses. Mouthfeel is a tad on the thin side, but also malty sweet, and the taste accentuates the flovors found in the nose. Never caught any alcohol, though not terribly surprising at 6.2%. Okay finish.
Not bad, but not great