reebtogi (3797) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle pours a brownish orange color with a small white head that leaves a few spots of lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some light citrus. Taste is a citrusy and earthy hop bitterness with an underlying caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. A decent winter warmer style brew that is only lacking the usual winter spices.
pintbypint (2358) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml brown bottle. Last bottle from the Craft Beer Advent Calendar 2012. Dark orangey pour, hazy, thin white head. Nose is a little lemony, caramel hints, mild fruity notes. Taste has grains, wheat, caramel, touch of cherry-like fruit. Slight tang at the end, citrusy, bit of grass. Lighter body than expected for a 8+ percent brew, carbonation is light. Doesn’t exactly scream American strong ale to me, but I ended up enjoying this.
Dorqui (2055) - Brescia, ITALY - MAR 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at "GolosItalia 2013" - Brescia.
Ruby reddish dark color, limpid and charged aspect, discreet foamy head of good resistance. Corn and hoppy notes, elevated alcoholic perception, fresh and flowery aroma with something warm cellar final notes. Good bitterness, little liqueur-like impression, roast caramel and good bitter final of medium persistance.
VertBaconStrips (2014) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured out a reddish mahogany brew with plenty of sediment and a very compact light tan head. Wonderful lacing with silty movement. Roasted malty nose, steak spice, smooth caramel, Swedish berries candy, oats, wonderful aroma. That steak spice thing has really mellowed but its there. Man am I putting off working in the yard. It’s fucking cold! The taste is ok mainly due to the lack of tons of spices. There is an annoying unbalanced sharp bitterness that doesn’t fit. Creamy and smooth feel. Medium roast, backend lasting tang, molasses, zip zoom zap zenith zlimgl, zwug, ztnvdjt, bit of an alcohol bite minus the alcohol taste. Pretty much forgettable after thinking about how it tasted. Finished pretty good with a light mouth watering sweetness. Next up - propane laced campfires.
teorn88 (1913) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. It pours a hazy brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet and caramely with spices and juniper. Taste is sweet and bold with juniper, cinnamon, caramel and burnt sugar. Full bodied with good carbonation. A tad overly-sweet to my likes.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sorprendentemente beverina per il grado alcolico e per la caratura stagionale da "winter warmer"; anzi al naso è più fresca che altro.
kingstoni (1274) - FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Hazy amber color with a thin head. Aroma of caramel and juniper. Sweet taste with some bitterness and sourness. A bit sticky feel.
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rand (1200) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl from Bier-Bienne (CH). Mahogany beer with short off-white head and slight crackling. Soft fruity nose, syrup, compote, ripe fruits. Taste bitter-sweet, the sugar, spices and rosted are balanced by a bitterness of citrus. It starts quite sweet and fruity then bitter comes into the game for a dry final with hints of leather, juniper and alcohol. Interesting but strange Warmer.
WheatKing (1137) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first Bad Attitude that didn’t explode on opening. Really no head at all, in fact. Pretty bland as far as the style goes, sweet with a bit of alcohol with tinny hops but at least a nice caramelly boozy body.
CamdenD (1054) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 23, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit on the sweet side. This comes off more like a marzen with spices than a strong ale. That said, the 8.3 is well-integrated and not overpowering, odd, though, as it is a winter ale...