EtTuCthulhu (1210) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bread, grass, golden-amber, clear, white foam, light sweetness, lightly sour, light body, thin feel, soft carbonation,
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. In line with the name, this beer is best served thoroughly chilled in order to blunt the flavor of sweetened esters and alcohol. Itís fairly light in body, amber colored, and it has only trace amounts of bubble movement within the glass. It cuts through sobriety like a dull, rusted spoon. In other words it tastes strong and nasty, but itís below average in abv impact for the style. It makes me excited for the end of winter.
beernovice39 (3220) - Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Copper pour with a light tan lacing head. Scent is toasted malts and citrus. Taste is toasted malt, caramel and citrus.
jkwalking05 (4019) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper with a decent off-white head. Aroma is of perfume, light resin, woody hops, caramel. Taste is of woody hops caramel, light pine.
travita (4236) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. The look is clear, beige ok head, and copper colored. The smell hops, pine, malts, caramel, and sweet. The taste is chewy, sweet, caramel, hops, and alcohol.
kdm1984 (743) - Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale - Appearance is somewhere in between orange and copper. Head is quite small; lacing is somewhat more impressive. Aroma - heavy caramel malts and sugar; becomes merely bready once the tiny head dies down. Flavor - the caramel malts certainly come through, but thereís also a nice nutty and hoppy ending. Smoother than I was anticipating, but not thin-bodied or watery at all, which is good since this is an English Strong. Not much lingers, unfortunately, and this isnít anywhere near the level of Deschutesí Jubelale, but it fits the style and is drinkable enough.
ACHops (851) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Chuckís 85th. Pours bright copper with thin off-white head. Aroma is dark caramel malts and faint hop notes. Taste is malt forward, lightly roasted, sweet, and substantial. Tastes more wintery than it looks. Finishes with mild hoppy bitterness. Not a standout, and quite lighter bodied than most other winter beers, but pleasantly drinkable.
ads135 (3173) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
An average winter ale. If youíre looking for spices, find something more potent than this. Rather than oranges, there is a more tropical fruit flavor. Mild in aroma with some caramelly sweetness.
TimE (3580) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
med amber. Lots of crystal malts, moderately hoppy. Well balanced. Decent stuff.
cbfobes (2602) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle at 7.2% ABV, pours a clear dark amber/brown with a huge head, I took my time to pour this and it was still four fingers worth of head, aroma has a good amount of hops to it with some caramel sweetness as well, the flavor has a sweet front end with malt and caramel and a slight bitter finish, actually pretty surprised with this one.