coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 23, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Liquid pours a medium copper color, with a ruby tint. One finger head of light tan foam. Retention is fairly good and lacing is decent.
Smells nice and malty. Smells of sweet vanilla caramels. Some hints of dark fruits come in and have just a tiny hint of hops with them.
Iíve never had caramel covered cherries, but that is what they would taste like. Along with a nice sweet malt base. A touch of warming spiciness. Hops are in this, but the heavy malt profile is knocking them into the background. Hints of dark fruit.
Feels very smooth and a touch creamy. Just about the body that I like a winter warmer to have.
Very drinkable. Sweet, yet not overly so. Nice, slightly dry finish. Well masked ABV.
Another solid brew from Avery. Quickly becoming my fave winter warmer. (Okay, itís in a tie with Great Divide Hibernation.)
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice looking medium brown hue with small head. Not fruity. The varied hops and malts do provide an interesting flavor though.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with thin beige head. Aroma of nuts, riped fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Malt, chocolate and some hops in the flavour, but not bitter. Low carbonation compared to other US microbrews. Nice winterwarmer, but not outstanding.
fuyajo (229) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer! Small head and a malty aroma. Very smooth, creamy flavor. Itís slighly sweet with coffee and malt hints. Very good beer and Iíll buy this one again.
want1DIPA (227) - - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Another classic brew from Avery. My first English Classic Ale and Iím loving it. A good mix of hops and malty sweetness. I love the toffee tones in this one.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So Good I bought a sixer and forgot to save any. Watch the alcohol content, very unnoticable may kick you in the arse.
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hell, yeah!!! Loved this stuff!
Nice brown color with a lingering head. Looks really good.
Smells fruity as all get out with a nice malty background to it. Now this is what I want out of a winter beer.
Wonderful sweet dark fruity taste with just a hint of malts to it and a finish that bites a little.
Man, this is good stuff. This is the best winter beer Iíve tried in a while. Still like the Celebration Ale from SN better but hey, Iím a hophead. Still a solid-ass beer from a brewer that seems to be coming on.
hophead21112 (218) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear brownish-red pour with an off-white head, good retention, sticky lacing. Roasted malt, nutty aroma with a hint of hop bitterness. Sweet malt, molasses and carbonation at the beginning leading to a semi-dry bitterness from the hops. Could be more complex. Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild alcohol warmth. A winter warmer for sure!
Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
NIce winter beer that Iíd drink in the summer too. A real perk is itís available in 6ís which most decent beers by avery only come in bombers. This one is worth trying certainly.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit, chocolate and toffee notes with a boat load of malts. Light floral hops. No spices. Plenty of dark robust flavors, but not overpowering and a pleasure to drink.