demannu (41) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. A simple malty winter warmer with a smooth mouth feel. Nothing really special. Actually the difference maker for me is actually what isn’t there. I appreciated the absence of the typical winter warmer spices. Drinkable but doesn’t leave a lasting impression, good or bad.
voyageurmike (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into pint glass from bottle, dark mahogany with toffee nose and light carbonation. Medium bodied, malty with caramel finish. Great to have a winter ale not doctored up with spices.
two7offsuit (285) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours mahogany in color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet malt with a hint of nuts and caramel.
TheBear11D (350) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle poured into an English pint.
Old Jubilation pours a deep mahogany to burgundy with a fairly thin creamy tan brown head that lasts a solid 30 seconds. The aroma is caramel, molasses and a bit nutty. The flavor is milk, caramel, molasses, licorice, hazelnut, spices and a bit smokey. Overall this is a solid brew.
Cousin_Larry (444) - - JAN 18, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours blackish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sugary malt. Flavor is sweet brandy with bitter finish. Awesome.
miyauchi38 (475) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a foamy thick head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and sweet malts. Tastes sweet and nutty with toffee, and caramel. Hops are well hidden beneath the malts. Nice winter ale in the English strong ale style. High alcohol content and the big malt profile makes this one a sipper.
FestDecBeet (330) - - JAN 5, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Tan head. Very clear.
Smell: hops. Sweet caramel. Pine. Muted Citrus fruit.
Taste: heavy roasted malt. Slight bitterness on the back. Pine and grass.
Feel; medium carbonation. Taste more like a porter but too dry for that.
Overall: not what I was expecting with ale in the label.
First drank: home 1/5/15
John25 (792) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 1 year old. Cola. Hazelnut aroma. Toffee sweetness, toasted malt, with big nutty flavors in the taste. A very good, smooth winter brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
foyle (282) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass.
Appearance: dark reddish-brown with plenty of streaming carbonation. Pours a 1" cream colored head that falls pretty fast with some lacing left behind.
Aroma: rich aroma of toffee, dark roasted barley, earthy and citrus hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, slightly astringent, with a dry finish and a lingering alcohol burn.
Flavor: complex mixture of rich roasted barley, cocoa, toffee, some tangy citrus and herbal hops and a definite alcohol presence.
Overall: a hearty and tasty brew, this definitely fits the definition of a "winter warmer". Excellent to sip on a frigid winter night.