cstuartj (900) - Washington, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber brown color. Tan puffy head. Nice spicy nose. Okay old ale taste and finish. Good middle tear beer.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber of Winter Ale. Pours black with ruby edges and a foamy beige head that fades. Aroma has a mild sweet spice. Taste has the same spice which is fairly mild along with roasted malts. Fizzy. Decent, reminds me of a Dr. Pepper.
oldrtybastrd (3225) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.
jcwattsrugger (10889) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours an off white head and amber color. Aroma is orange/pine, secondary medium malt-caramel. Taste is orange/herbal hops, secondary medium malt-caramel.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear brown with an off white head. Aroma has some sourness and butterscotch. Taste is smokey and buttery with toasty malts some brown sugar, spiciness and fruits. Very subtle carbonation with a nice medium body.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red-brown. Weird nose, starts out smelling like butterscotch and then immediately jumps over to smelling smoky, no real transition. Very strange. Tastes like grapes with loads of pepper, then gets the quick hit of smokiness. It’s a bit sulfury, kind of like the smell of a match. Does have a nice palate, film coats the mouth nicely.
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Redish amber color with a tiny tan head. Medium bodied. Aroma: alcohol, butterscotch, smoke, grapes. Taste: vinous grapes, butterscotch, pepper, smoke, toasted grains. Interesting.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby broen clear with a small tan head. The aroma is buttersctoch, tobacco smoke, vinouos, quite nice. Flavor is a smokey sweetness thourghout pepper and grapes also. Medium dry body with a bitter finish. Nice stuff.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a reddish amber color with a thin, off white head. Aroma of butterscotch, cherry, strawberries, grapes, and smoke. Taste started sweet, grapes being dominant, light alcohol, and a smokey finish. Interesting, and a nice change.
argo0 (11163) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(labeled as Bitter Root Winter Ale) Clear copper body with beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grape, butterscotch, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel/butterscotch, peach, grape, some grapefruit, earthy, light smoke. Medium-full body, somewhat sticky. Good stuff, nice variety of flavors going on.