bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 1, 2009
Bottle gratefully received from Douglas88. Pours dark ruby amber with a significant beige/tan head. Strong malt aroma - not so much sweet as strong. Some supporting notes of chocolate and resin. Medium plus body with smooth, creamy carbonation. Flavor is malt, touch of chocolate, and a lot of hop, maybe mostly floral. Finish goes down to something like bitter chocolate. Seems well balanced. Very flavorful. It’s really nice to drink. Unibonger (163) - Mount Shasta, California, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Pours a lovely dark amber, nice thick head with decent retention and very fine lacy patterns. Very hoppy on the nose but nothing too powerful, low malt aromas. Begins malty sweet, quickly transitioning to the hop flavors and bitterness and then both mellow out to linger on the tip and sides of the tongue. Thick, syrupy body with medium carbonation. OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Pours a dark copper. Great caramel, malty aroma with hints of dried fruit. I love winter brews and this one was no exception. AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
This brew poured up dark chestnut brown body with a thin foamy head with great retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of toasted malts, toffee, caramel, chocolate, and a hint of hops. Flavors of the same with all being well-balanced and enticing one to savor slowly. Medium-bodied with a nice dry finish with just a touch of hoppy bitterness on the end. Excellent for the wintertime by the roaring fire but definitely one that can be enjoyed anytime of the year! dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages. Pours a deep red/mahogany with a medium tan head. The aromas are dark fruit, brown sugar, and cherry codrial. The mouthfeel is bitter and slightly dry with a medium/heavy body and low carbonation. Great beer. Cheers!
kidmartinek (4999) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Ok. Here’s the situation. This a a very deep purple/red beer that goes down easy, and you know what that means. What else do you want me to tell you? It’s tinted red, has a Lacy, dirty white head and smells and taste like "good"? Yes, like good. You want to hear bout the malt and hops? Drink one yourself. Good hunting! iguanodon (151) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Pours clear red/brown with a thick tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is malt, caramel, spicy hops. Taste is sweet malt with a nice hoppy finish. A great winter ale. dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours dark brown with orange hues and a small off white head. Nose is caramel, pine, spices like cloves, sage and cinnamon with molasses. The taste is well balanced sweet and bitter. The mouthfeel is crisp and clean, the body is medium and the finish is long. Very good, I didn’t expect it to be this good. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours an almost brown color with off-white head. Winter spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and some caramel malts on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes warmly. commonmac (1246) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Tap at Busters in South Mpls. Pint glass. Strong amber color with impressive lacing. Malty sweetness in the aroma. Some subtle hop notes. Taste emphasizes the hops with malts sticking around to say hello. Some good spiciness as the flavor develops. Finish is mostly hops but enjoyable. I’ll be the first one down to try it again.