BREWMUSKCLES (2362) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
busy and demonstrative spicy in an appreciative way with coffee and chocolate flavors a touch of pepper and something like anise that is quite mild substantive yet light enough to be a serious drinker smokiness on the side of ashey it is again light in that quality making it attractive during every sip light tingly hop character with the flavors nicely muted the beer is a winner
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black pour with red hints around the edges, scant light tan head. Lightly malty and roasty nose. Medium bodied, smooth, lively carbonation. Some smokiness and roastiness in the flavor, dry/slightly bitter finish.
raiderfost (169) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this at there location in disney world. Poured a rick dark color. Tried this because i asked my waitress for the hoppiest beer they had and apparently she had know clue what i was talking about. The beer was not bad though. Stong coffee and chocolate flavor.
Shag (2678) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark black appearance with a moderate beige head. The flavor is slightly bitter with some chocolate and coffee present. This is different from the Winters Nip as this is more dry and less sweet. It has a definite smokey presence. This is pretty good stuff.
boto (1951) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2003 Rich, chocolate nose and taste. Not quite as heavy as I would have expected. A very good seasonal. This was in the Chattanooga branch. May be the same as the Winter"s Nip.