bubbleflubber (1933) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours walnut into the glass, with a 2-finger eggshell head that reduces to a thick ring of lace down the pour. The nose is of caramel and spiced banana bread. Flavors are nicely pie-spiced caramel, comforting subtle yeasty esters, finishing with lightly spiced bitters, just enough to put a nice close to the pull. The complexity is great for a sweetly-spiced winter brew. Substantial palate, but smooth and almost liqueur-ish woody mouthfeel. This is a wonderfully comforting, and I do mean wonderfully comforting cold winter offering. I love the sweet and spiced bready contingencies at work here. A lovely seasonal brew!
willisread (595) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Old rating. Bottles upon bottles from old town. A winter tradition for me at one time. Nice brown soda color with a tan head. Solid lacing. Aromas of bread, clove, Werther’s original, cinnamon and caramel. Tastes more of the same. Slightly sweet with a bready texture. Nice spice on the finish. Good winter seasonal.
rondphoto (2686) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Hazy amber brown color, thick beige head, streaks of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is caramel malt with light spices and biscuit that becomes just a little bitter in a medium finish. A "comfort food" brew for chilly nights.
fajry (982) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fľaša. Jantárová farba, biela pena. Vôňa sladká, kávová, karamelová, jemne ovocná. Chuť sladká, čokoládová, jemne karamel, trošku červeného ovocia. Telo stredné, nasýtenosť vyššia. Nie zlé pivo, ale ... čosik tomu chýba.
rzymol (117) - - MAR 1, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottlr. Pours deep copper with small white head which goes away too quickly. Aroma of cherry syrope and candy sugar, with light diacetyl in the background. No spices are present at all. Taste is sweet with butterish and sticky feeling. Taste of artificially flavoured syrope. I have no idea why this one is supposed to have anything to do with winter time? It is way too sweet and buttered to be enjoyable. Surprisingly AV dissapointed me on this one - maybe this batch went wrong/
axl (137) - Lund, SWEDEN - FEB 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle. Brown with small cream head. Aroma of caramel, butterscotch and cookie dough. Sweet butterscotch taste with light herbal bitterness. Creamy mouthfeel with light carbonation.
steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber appearance. My god this is good one of the better winter beers I have had including anchor and fezziwig. Only thing is the unfiltered tends to bother my stomach. Tasty brew hints of almond vanilla orange cinnamon and cherry.Easy drinking a real treat well done. Wow.
Beerhammaren (1288) - FINLAND - FEB 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreä Haltiatar Pours hazy copper with low off white head. Aroma is spices, malts, caramel, bread and some citrus. Flavor is hops, malts, dried fruits, raisin, syrup and bread. Spices too. Nice one!
Rammer (331) - Moscow, RUSSIA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark color. Weak carbonation almost no foam. Cinnamon, caramel, ginger, cardamom and a little pepper to taste and aroma. Very unusual. Great.
tightslice (327) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taste is sweet, sickly artificial maple syrup. The palate is creamy but there’s nothing saving this for me.