freeofthoughts (668) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap pours orange copper with little of white head. The aroma is light of toasted grain, mostly bready. The flavor is smooth grain and earthy German hops with a light fruity green apple crisp drying finish. Not bad, mostly simple.
Huhzubendah (2650) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle split with hobbie100. Thanks Richard!
A: Orange-brown hue with a medium-sized head that leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.
S: Fruits, spices, malt.
T: This was my favorite of the five Berkshire Brewing beers I had the opportunity to try recently. It was the most complex and interesting, and of course had the best flavor. Spices are integrated nicely into the overall flavor of the beer, with no artificial tasting fake flavors. I have had many winter warmer beers that I found less than pleasant. This was a pleasant surprise.
M: Medium body, good feel.
D: A solid beer. I’d definitely drink it again.
EdKing (1981) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at Nate’s Leaving Do care of Leighton. Colours clear chestnut brown. Nose is sour. Unfortunately it’s a touch infected. Nose is wild yeast, grainy malt husk underneath. Taste is the same. Like a Belgian bruin. Not that unpleasant but not what was intended.
mctizzz (3) - north adams, Alabama, USA - FEB 26, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Look forward to this one every winter, Berkshire Brewing Company does not dissapoint
harrisoni (14106) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Nates leaving do. Syrupy malt not great. Some hop. Some orange tangerine but syrupy strong and not my thing
Leighton (11846) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2012 Bottle shared at the Kernel. Bottle seems a bit off kind of sour. Still drinkable it itsd way, but I will need to have again.
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Red-brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malty, sweet. Medium body, a little oily. Flavor is pretty much malt, on the sweeter side, caramel, a little spice. Ok.
cakanator (452) - South Hadley, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Appearance is a dark caramel, slight deep red hue, white head, good carbonation. Aromas are on the malty side, spices, cinnamon and a slight nutmeg. Palate is almost all malt, with a balanced spice hitting the mid palate of nutmeg and a light cinnamon. Really not a spicy beer, but it does balance out the malt forwardness. Not bad for a winter offering.
Derek881 (1016) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a tall bottle purchased in MA into a short glass to drink. The beer had a rich brown color with a slight reddish hue and a smaller, creamy dark tan head with mild cling and retention. It featured malty scents of caramel, molasses, and slight touches of coffee and chocolate, along with some earthy hops for balance. The taste was fairly sweet and featured a mixture of caramel and a bit of bitter hops as well. A smooth, wet, and lighter beer with low to average carbonation and a thin mouthfeel.
TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
So not sure why ratebeer has this down as a strong ale. 22oz bomber. Light tan ale color with well holding white 3 finger head. Aroma is a little plain breadiness and sweet grain. The taste is a bit deeper with orange hops and spicy yeast and on the whole sweetness. Well balanced and fresh palate like all of Berkshire brews