Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2009
Sampled from 12-oz bottle and shared by moelikebeer. Pours a clear dark copper brown colored brew with an average sized beige head that has some nice retention and spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted dark malt, cloves, a hint of nutmeg and cinnamon, and white pepper. Taste is medium to full bodied, with flavors of roasted caramel malt, a hint of molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. Finish is more towards the malty side with a clove and herbal aftertaste. A typical Christmas sliced strong ale. lb4lb (2628) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2009
Pours dark brown with a lasting creamy beige head. Smell is slightly herbal and malty. Taste is a bit bland, but with smooth herbal and light caramel malt. Almost no bitterness. Creamy body with soft to medium carbonation. Pretty drinkable, but not too amazing. Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2009
Dark amber pour. Herbal, earthy on the nose. Taste is heavy: malt, herbs molasses. Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells herbal, vegetal and sweet. Tastes of pepper, earthy, tea, spicy, light. Enjoyable. emacgee (4712) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Via trade. Pours a dark brown with a two finger light tan head. The nose is sweet, malty, some corn, bready, . The flavor is crisp, bready, malty, mildly sweet, biting spice, some bitterness, kind of a lager feel.
bleeng (1705) - Houston not near Beersel., Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2009
12 oz bottle. Dark brown, fluffy tan head. Nose is sharp, peppers, spices, and a bit of turpentine. Taste comes off spicy, a bit malty, peppery, and that off taste of turpentine/paint thinner. This distracts what should be a very nice beer. OK to drink and goes down easy but that "odd" flavor does not do this beer any favors. Snojerk321 (2984) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours very dark coffee brown with a faint ruby glow. A big beige head left light lacing. Ground coffee and cocoa dust on the nose as well as some toasted malts. Flavor was big on roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. finish was crisp with the brew being medium in body, pretty good. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2009
bottle from ericandersnavy. Brownish pour wtih a lite tan head. A very malty aroma has some fruity and spicy notes as well. Flavor is malty(caramel) with some spice and a tiny hop bite. Fair. Cavie (4874) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 This is an amazing tasting beer. It was a perfect mix of caramel and spices, with the right touch of alcohol. Yes. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2009
The pour was brown with red highlights. Off-white head collapses quickly. Thin bits of lacing. The aroma is malty with light spice of cinnamon and clove. The flavor is light caramel, thin spice and malt. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and the carbonation is aggressive.