mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 12, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark ruby color. Aroma is a battle between roastiness and hoppiness fighting for your nose, but then a sour type of scent comes into the mix. Flavor is of roasted malts with an odd sweet flavor. I guess the sweetness would be the honey. Not bad, but I think it might be better if they toned down the honey a little. Still itís not a bad brew once it warms up a bit.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear reddish appearance. Malty, honey aroma, slight coffee roast. Malty plalate, dark chocolate, slightly roasted, stays sweet with very little bitterness. Surprisingly good.
BREWMUSKCLES (2088) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
maybe i had a dead bottle (actually 2) the honey doesnít go over too well with me. not at all bad. a little thick and not very carbonated. like kramer says sherry, toasty thats it for me.
legion242 (2070) - Richardson, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deepest garnet. No head. Inviting roasted malt nose. Decent "winter" flavors. Tiny hint of honey.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - NOV 8, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burgandy with a nice creamy head. Nice dark aroma, caramel, oak, light chocolate... Differant but pleasant. Coffe and slight chocolate, metallic taste. I didnít think I would like this at all because I havnít liked any of Burt Grantís brews, but this one was nice.
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well I lost the rating to this somehow, but ima give it my best to re-write the summary of this beer. Color is somewhat in a dark brown/ red hue with nice fluff up on top. Smell is caramel malt and notice of hop. Flavor is actually good for being a amber ale but reminds me of a english strong ale in a way.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 24, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent beer with a spectacular mouthfeel. Very creamy, absolutely fills and coats the mouth beautifully. Quite smoky, but itís very much a tobacco smoke, kind of like drinking a cigar. Thereís a bit of coffee with the tobacco and the brew finishes vaguely sweet, even candy-ish in its spiciness.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Winter Ale--1997 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 30 IBUís. (2.0 / 5.0)
Winter Ale--1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood Hops Featured. Clear dark copper color. Hop Spicy body. Lots of hops in finish, but few in front. Malt has hints of being tasty, but gets overwhelmed by hops before you can tell. Unbalanced. Sampled 11/28/1998.
Winter Ale--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood Hops. Clear robust bronze red color. Spicy from rich hop character. Body is complex medley of hop cherry chocolate nut malt cinnamon flavor. Light sweetness and clean light hop hot end. Sampled 11/14/1999.
Winter Ale--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mt. Hood hops. Clear rich bronze black cherry red color. Roasted fruit front with mild winter spice and floral Mt. Hood signature. Crisp richly roasted balanced mild sweet fruit body. Clean mild end. Sampled 11/26/2000.
Deep Powder Winter Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle 6.00 ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich copper bronze red color. Creamy lacy tan head. Rich roasted winter spice floral hop malty front. Robust roasted dark cherry fruit spice body. Honey doughy and dry. Tart spiced dry citrus hop end. Sampled 11/28/2001.
Deep Powder Winter Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Clear rich dark garnet red black cherry color. Light lacy head. Roasted floral fruit hop mild nutmeg front. Thick sweet rich burnt black cherry caramel biscuit body. Roasted spicy rich hop end. Mt. Hood Hops. Sampled 12/22/2002.
Grantís Deep Powder Winter Ale--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace head. Clear thin dark red bronze color. Roasted mild winter spice Mt. Hood hop front. Tangy dry sweet thick honey robust mild roasted mild clean spice body. Rich tangy hoppy end. Mild spice nice. Sampled 12/31/2003.
Bert Grantís Deep Powder Winter Ale--2004 12 oz. Bottle 6.00% ABV. 35 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Tan lacy head. Clear dark mahogany bronze red color. Spicy toasted mild nutmeg Mt.Hood hop front. Tangy dry roasted crisp robust black cherry honey caramel nutmeg biscuit body. Crisp mild hop spice end. Sampled 12/3/2004.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with hints of red and a thin head of white. Maly mocha, hop and chocolate aromas. Malt, nutty, fruity (grape or raisin), and hop in the flavors. Full bodied, creamy palate with a soap like finish. Pretty good winter ale.
RSRIZZO (1836) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this beer on 2/17/1999. Color is a deep dark brown with good carbonation and a light head. Aroma is a dark roasted malt scent. Taste is rich and strong. It starts with a medium body that is full of a rich roasted malt taste that goes down with a slight sharpness and the roasted flavor gets a bit stronger. The finish caries the malt flavor backed with a light bitterness and light hop flavor. It makes for a good winter brew but is not as good as most Bert Grant Ales.