Cletus (6368) - 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. I’ll 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, i’d 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 (4562) - 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 (2638) - 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 Seaturky’s back to the west coast.
shrubber85 (11618) - 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, I’ll have another. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2008
Pours a clear brown with a creme head that falls quickly to leave a thin film on the top of me brew. Nie sweet and woody kind of nose. Flavor is tangy at first. Smooths out nicely as time goes on. Nice mellow sweet tones with a malty edge that is noticed, but not the dominant feature here. Mouthfeel is a bit thicker and slick on the liquid and the carbonation is nice, but low. Overall I found this a really easy to drink winter warmer. If you are looking for a nice example of the style, I highly suggest this one. I kind of forgot about reviewing it for a while as I just enjoyed sip after sip. Boutip (6533) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 17, 2008
Bottle: Poured a clear medium copper color ale with a huge foamy head with some good retention and some good lacing. Aromas of huge caramel malt are totally dominating with a nice light hoppy touch. Taste is also dominated by that huge medium-sweet caramel malt with a light hoppy finish. Full body with great carbonation and no alcohol detectable. I really like the balance between the medium sweet caramel malt light hoppy notes, really refreshing and easily drinkable. sethdude (708) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Similar to a Scottish Ale. Pours deep reddish/brown with a huge head and medium lacing. Aroma is yeasty bread, dark fruit (raisins), mild woody esters and a slight alcohol note. Flavor is initially sweet, cherries and chocolate, mild vanilla notes, tobacco, a faint smokey note, mild hop pepper, and a dry, bitter finish. Very nice.