hopscotch (11050) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2004
Crystal clear, mahogany ale. Small, creamy, white head.
The nose is of cocoa, grapefruit rind and alcohol. Flavor has good balance with bursts of chocolate, pineapple... banana split. Also notes of booze, pine nuts and macadamia nuts. Medium-bodied with a fizzy mouthfeel. Crisp, dry finish. Well-bittered. BennyTicklez (621) - USA - APR 15, 2004
I had one 22oz. of this guy and I was feeling pretty good. The taste of this beer has a little bit of a kick to it due to the high alcohol content. It's a decent beer if your into getting a buzz and tasting the alcohol more so than other beers. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Appearance: the colorís a darker shade of crimson, and the head, though small, is solid and rests languidly, though perseseveredly, creamy in color.
Aroma: interestingly, starts out orangey, then with my next whiff I came away with nothing but sour green apples, really sour, jolly rancher sour, and still a neat balance of sweetness.
Taste: great blitz of hops at first, thatís easily contained, then overwhelmed by fantastic, delicious maltiness, that totally dominates from there on out. Rich, tasty, thoroughly fruity (cherries, and grapes, and berries, ringing through the palate), very sweet, without coming close to too-much-so, and thoroughly refreshing, with the significant alcohol content becoming more evident as we empty the glass. This is nearly an ideal winter warmer. Very approachable, constantly rewarding, and eternally delicious.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 11, 2005
I bought the last 2 22 oz bottles of this on sale at my favorite package store for the lofty price of 99 cents a bottle. I figured if nothing else, the price was right. I was pleasantly surprised with this nice brew. Pours a rich dark red with a decent smallish brown head. Taste of hops with some musky undertones. Hints of holiday spices and caramel are definitely present. Iíll definitely seek this one out next Christmas season. ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2005
Excellent winter time beer. Dark reddish color with a smallish tan head. Toffee caramel taste with a hint of cognac flavors present. Hop intensive aftertaste, iíd say this is an excellent choice for a winter brew.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - DEC 3, 2007
dark amber with medium dense light tan head. orange maple aromas with some chocolate and alcohol notes. medium smooth body. toffee nut and chocolare malt flavors with bitter orange peel and a spicy floral hoppiness in the background, with an alcohol finish. good, well balanced, and drinkable thegreenrooster (4373) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Pour is a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is a very nice roasted malt with some honey and alcohol. Flavor is even better with lots of roasted malts and butterscotch with some toffee and dark fruit. Pretty decent ale and very tasty. Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
12oz bottle. Aroma of nuts, roasted malts, sweet fruits. Dark red body with good head. The body texture was thick with sweet caramel malts. Cherry/plub fruits are also present. Good sipping beer as the Pack sent the Seaturkyís back to the west coast. shrubber85 (11324) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Bottle. Mulling spices, chestnuts, malt and slight hops aroma. Dark amber color with with small creamy head. Nutmeg, cinnamon, cherry, malt and bitter hops flavor. Very smooth and nicely balanced. A very nice seasonal beer. elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 18, 2008
12 oz bottle from Hi-Time Cellar. Nice copper pour, aroma is toasty caramel bready malt. A malt forward design, with enough bitter to balance, in fact overall balance is the strong suit here, with mouth feel and finish just about perfect. I like this beer, Iíll have another.