Ernest (7481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of cherry cough syrup, grape juice, alcohol. Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately to heavily alcoholic.
This is kinda like really boozy cherry-grape soda. A novelty beer geared to get you f’ed up, I guess.
kidobutai (653) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear golden ale, not much head. Honey and spices on the nose. But the taste is almost shocking, thick and syrupy, like a dark brown ale.
jsporrer (838) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap sample from HO1K. Pours a deep caramel brown with a thin off white ring. Aroma of sweet malt whiskey. Semi-sweet fruity flavor with a hint of whiskey without the burn. Fairly smooth and feels a little watered down. Hides the alcohol well. Pretty enjoyable but just a little muted on the flavors.
trapped (2607) - New York, TURKEY - DEC 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Albion. Clear amber red color with small foamy beige head, caramel aroma, sweetish caramel taste with vanilla like flavor, medium carbonation, long caramel finish. Smooth but a it too sticky sweet.
N3lson1 (1005) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank from a pint glass, poured from a 64 ounce growler. Sweet aroma, sweet taste good abv, good beer.
demannu (422) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2016 Aroma of sweet honey and cherries. Cherry flavor is somewhat syrupy in flavor, honey impacts the palate more than the flavor. Mouthfeel also has a syrupy quality. Better winter beer than those spiced ales but still not amazing.
rumproasts (5280) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from at least two years ago. Deep golden orange with small head. Big boozy body, reminds me a bit of an old ale. Cherry flavor comes through nicely. Warming, and not too harsh. A sipper, but very nice winter beer.
Hiledd (100) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cinnamon, aroma, reddish copper, clear color, cherries, honey, and malty flavor, strong alcohol finish, medium body, unique holiday sippin ale
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tsd08460 (964) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: caramel, alcohol, cherries, dark fruits, yeast
Appearance: clear medium amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, cherries and spices
Palate: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish,
Jow (3652) - New York, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at stags head came for 4.5% IPA but that was kicked so grabbed this big fella. Red pour small head pretty. Nose is medicinal cherries. Tastes of cherries, honey, medicine, sweet malt, candy some Christmas spice. Semi sweet non sticky. Booze is hidden. Clean palate touch too medicine on finish though.