COMRADEJOSH (254) - Ft Hood, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
floral aroma with a carmely taste that uniquely has a hop bite. very warming on the palate better than the rest of other brands winter hop bombs.
brucebruce81 (253) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was really smooth it was not as heavy as I pictured a winter beer to be but it was still smooth
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish brown with a tiny white head. Looks very carbonated. Smells of caramel, hops and malt. Taste hops, caramel and malt and has that wet dog flavor.
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice sweet malty aroma, kind of spicy, pours dark red with thick foamy head, exceptionally smooth and creamy taste, very well balanced, rich and tasty, sweet and spicy, second best winter brew I’ve had this season. Winterbraun was a little better.
cblado (228) - Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a nice, crystal-clear goldenrod color, foamy, pearly head as well. Some lacing. Aroma is nice floral hops,some sweet banana as well. Flavor is very bitter hops with an alcohol backside. Not a very complex flavor, but strong. Palate feels a bit thin for a strong ale. Overall though, I enjoyed this.
jackfrost9p (218) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decent beer. Floral and hop aroma. Nice grassy or earthy aftertaste. Very smooth and drinkable at 7.2abv. Nicely done.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops, caramel and maybe cinnamon/nutmeg in the nose. The taste is like the nose. The hops hit you first and then the taste fades to caramel, malt and subtle spices with a pleasant, lingering aftertaste. The hops don’t wreck your palate. This is an enjoyable, well balanced Amber Ale which seems to be under rated and misclassified here. I didn’t fully appreciate this one until beer number two was consumed.
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - JAN 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2004 re-rate 10/04:
Medium amber/ pale garnet in color, pours to a nice foam head of pale tan. Lacing is present though the head is composed of larger, quickly fading bubbles. Nose is somehwat sweet, a bit of caramel to it with perhaps a smidge of foloral hop nose. The mouthfeel is thin and the first sip is malt first then a hint of hop bitterness. I would expect a winter ale to be warming (alcohol warmth) and this really doesn't have much of that going for it. I would like more mouthfeel and more heat--maybe some more base btterness to offset the malt.
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange amber color. Roasted malt aroma with distinct citric hoppy notes. The hop aspect hits first then the roasted malt, although the malt aspect of the flavor does not deliver what color of the beer promises.
Not bad, but could be better.
colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A copper hue with the aroma of floral spice malt. The taste is is nutty toasted malt with hops. There are hints of spices and molasses. The finish is slightly hoppy and very warming. A good beer overall..