raymow (763) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really liked this winter selection. Nice flavor, color, and aroma. Grant's makes some good beer.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 30, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark copper color with a moderate dark heavy cream colored head. Dark roasted malt aroma, with a touch of light coffee and toffee. Sweet start with with flavors of dry brandy, sherry and light fruit. Intense underlying bitterness. Smooths as it warms. Bottle indicates that is brewed with honey, I donít detect the typical honey qualities. Flavors, as well as alcohol, intensify as it warms. Wonderful toasted malt flavors in the finish. I love malty beers!! Wax the board, fry the brain, pray for powder!
BigBastard (668) - L.A., California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 I was surprised at the low ratings on this one. Lots of coffee, chocolate, toffee and toasty malt. Silky smooth with a light sweetness on the tongue. Sort of chocolate milk like, and really tasty.
jtclockwork (5105) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very tasty winter. Frothy and delicious. Honey and breads are the dominant force. Rated 5/14/04
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
4.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
There is a malty aroma and the color is amber with shades of copperish red. The head is a nice long lasting tan. Deep Powder begins with a slight malty sweetness and builds to a roasted bitterness. The body is medium and the aftertaste has a pleasent bitterness that lasts.
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.
adamlau (76) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2001
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity nose with just a hint of alcohol. Sweet and a bit spicy. Interesting grains. Chocolate was roasted, not quite as creamy as or flavorful as Guiness Draught. Slightly bitter, lingering finish. Pronounced hop-kick aided by a sweet mid. Good winter brew.
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I liked this one. Dark brown body with reddish tint under tan head. Aroma was slightly sweet but not of the promised honey. Flavor was wonderful, rich, and satisfying. Bitter, sweet, malty. Delicious.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Drafting Room, Exton, PA. Pours dark brown with minimal head. Aroma of malt, some spice, dark fruit, and chocolate. Tastes very malty, extremely chocolatey, with some hops, and big spices in the finish. As it warmed, the taste acquired a big chocolate syrupy feel in texture and sweetness. I loved this one, and recommend it highly. If I saw this in bottles, I would buy it. Itís as simple as that.
Gusler (2654) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2000
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2003 The beer as it pours from the bottle a pellucid mahogany color with a formidable head that is light tan in color and creamy in texture as it slowly dissipates the lace forms a thick sheet to conceal the glass from view. Big malt nose that is sweet, crisp as a winterís morning and a hint of caramel, with the start nicely malted and slightly sweet, top is light to moderate in its feel upon the palate. Finish is brisk in its acidity, the hops flavorful but not overpowering, slightly bitter aftertaste that is also somewhat dry, a drinkable brew, but not the best of the winter warmers thatís for sure.