JohnGalt1 (563) - , Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6’er picked up tonight at the COOP.
Tannish head sticks around for not too long.. the brew is a pretty standard deep amber.
Nose shows sorta expected PNW Winter Ale notes... but done pretty well. Toasty nose and some caramel... piney and citrus hoppiness battle with the medium malt profile.
Interesting piney hoppiness comes out front and quickly melts into the malts... caramel and light toffee... citrus zest hoppiness comes in on the finish.. lingers and melts with the malts... everything is surprisingly balanced.. nothing outweighs anything else...
Medium boned, but seemingly high ABV for a winter warmer... A nice sipper, but the hops make me want another sip... and another. Well done across the board.
maxwelldeux (3761) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. I get a mix of bread and grass, with some boozy caramel notes in there. Taste is actually just a bit sweet up front, though with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.
mackRIS (32) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro pours reddish brown. With great head and lacing from the nitro. Aroma is caramel, woody, vanilla, malt. Flavor is woody, alcohol, malt, caramel, toast, and a little harsh.
BrewMstr (99) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed at Snow Basin beer festival, unveiling of this winter ale. Slight aroma, dark amber color. Smokey mingled with spices and nutty, toffee, caramel notes. Nice!
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
SOLID winter warmer. Malty and complex, the hearty aroma hits you right away. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, bread, earth. Just enough hops to provide a little balance. Seemingly a beer that would lend itself very very well to barreling."
ACHops (736) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a 10 Barrel variety pack, served in a tulip glass. A little early for a winter beer, but whatever. Pours hazy dark reddish caramel, with a medium thin lacy off-white cream colored head. Aroma is toffee and roasty caramel malt, just a bit of fragrant hops on the back. Taste is lightly sweet dark caramel malt, chewy thick roasted malt, light hop spice on the finish. Sweetness lingers throughout, but well-restrained along with the abv for a strong ale. None of the individual flavors jumps out to me, but I liked how this came together.
Beerman6686 (4596) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This one poured a murky medium brown wtih a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, light alcohol, toast and dark fruits. Falvor was sweet caramel and toast and nuts. Ok, but nothnig special
queenholly (3007) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Roasty caramel/brown sugar malt aroma. Clear deep chestnut with a moderate beige head. Burnt sugar, black licorice, and bitter herbal hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation. I hate black licorice, so I realize this isn’t one of my most objective rates.
Christpuncher (1335) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent seasonal ale from 10 barrel super malty and heavy in flavor. Smells malty and pours a dark red brown in color. From my beer of the moth club.
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aleichter (31) - - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong winter ale with a very interesting flavor. Very nice malty aroma. I like the combo of the sweet toffee and slight hopiness.
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark copper brown with light off-white head. Aroma is very rich with dark fruits, malts, and whiskey. Taste is malty and a bit sweet up front but there is a bit of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good!