Braudog (6979) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2002
Dark as night with an average head. A spicy nutmeg-like nose foreshadows the chocolate nutty, almost Porter-like flavors. Good Christmas-type beer if you're into that. Andrew196 (2064) - Katy, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2002
A pretty solid beer. Weak head, aroma of brown sugar. A rather full malty taste along with sweet hops and fruity notes. Alcohol came out as it warmed. Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2002
I tried this beer after sharing a '95 vintage of Samichlaus so my tastes were a little overwhelmed. From what I could decifer, it is a decent winter beer that should be tried by anyone who is a fan of brown ales. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2002
Think barley wine light, and then you've probably got a good idea of what to expect. Clear dk brown red, with minimal tan head. Aroma is strong caramel malty at first, but a noticeable earthy hoppiness shows up as it warms. Perhaps the slightest hint of seasonal spices? Flavor is malty sweet & caramel at the start. Then, toward the back of the mouth, pine hop bitterness takes over and takes you through the swallow. Fairly rich bodied. erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Nicely thick. Hoppy and warming. Similar to but not quite as good as Hiburnation ale.
sofey (16) - Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2002
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Spicey aroma, mainly nutmeg. Great flavour - piney, spicey, malty, with a good hop backbone. Nice EtOH burn. Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2002
Aroma smells of spruce, dark amber in color. spicy, thick palate, finishes very sprucy, and bitter. stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2002
Like a Scottish. Sweet, malty, Mild hopping. Pretty basic, and hidden alcohol. One of my Pyramid favorties but still nothing amazing. On tap in Berkeley. sarie99 (50) - San Francisco, Alabama, USA - DEC 1, 2002
On tap - Berkeley. So-so. 90 Schilling. sweet malty flavor...............