jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - JAN 19, 2014 Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
great brownish red hue with a solid head. Very faint sweet aroma. Tastes of sweet flowers and malt. Very good.
Light carmely sweet & drinkable. Nice brown pour w/ decent head & lacing. Aroma is of winter spice. Not bad! MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Draft at Stewarts. Clear, reddish-orange. Aroma of rye without the caroway, toffee malts with a floral overtone.
Spicy, malty finish that is very fitting for a winter beer. fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Tap at the brewpub. Aroma dominated by molasses with some vanilla, just a touch of herbal bitterness. Flavor again has tons of molasses. Viscous, very hearty (good for a winter warmer), though dominated by one flavor for me. LilBeerDoctor (3931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2009
On tap at Stewarts. Pours brown with a small head. Aroma of sweet bready malt and roasted malt notes. Flavor is dominated by molasses and brown sugar. The molasses covers up everything. Maybe there is a hint of flowers but that’s all. Thick and sweet and hard to drink...
GMCC2181 (1610) - Newark, Delaware, USA - JAN 7, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2012 On tap at stewarts. Dark brown in color, decent head. Aroma of roasted malts and some sugar. Lots of heather and flowers on the nose.Taste is the same, little vinalla, spices, flowers/heather, roasted malts and sugary but not sweet... Medium body. Decent winter warmer. DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Draft. Pours deep brown with some haze to it and fluffy off-white to khaki head. Aroma is heavy caramel and scotch malty, with some notes of brown sugar, nuts, and X-mas spice. The mouthfeel is pretty full, with a very malty base giving way to some brown sugary and nutty flavor, plus mild finishing spice and hops. Notably complex, this one was very enjoyable. Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2007
THOUGHTS: Sweet. Some chocolate and coffee notes in flavor and aroma. The flavor was pleasant but not strong enough. I think this beer was served a little too cold because on my last too sips when the beer was warmer a some vanilla became quite apparent in the flavor. There was also a little bit of a metallic aftertaste, but a nice beer overall.
TECHNICAL: On tap at Stewart’s. The beer was a dark reddish brown with an average-sized, off-white head that diminished quickly. It had a medium body with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish. 9er (92) - Maryland, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Red color, best described as fruity (not at all Cooler fruity) and tasty. Crisp and a flavor worth returning to drink. Sadly, this seasonal beer is only done in the winter... The body is somewhat full but rather on the light side. pivo (2685) - GERMANY - JAN 10, 2004
Dark amber with a nose like a pastry. Vanilla in the malt body - tastes like a cream soda. I didn't quite care for this one.