vadavid (142) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper-brown with a persistent off-white head. Lots of bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass. The aroma is vert faint, mostly grainy malt. The taste is lightly toasted malt with a nice balance of bitter hops. Mouthfeel is carbonated and drying. There’s a light lingering bitterness in the aftertaste. This is a quite decent amber amber, however there is neither a high enough (warming) ABV or winter-type spices to explain the "Winter" label.
migwell (157) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle poured into a Lagunitas jar. I was really not liking this when I saw the ABInBev connection... glad I only bought one bottle. ’Hearty and robust’? More like sugary and off-flavored. Had to dump this into the glass to get any head at all, which was fleeting. Smells of malt, tastes of brown malt and brown sugar. Light on the hops as well. Simple, bland, unbalanced, ordinary, I would have been pissed off if I bought a 6 pack.
Garrold (3055) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Trade with Leighton. Cheers. Clear amber. Film of clingy, off white head. Spicy, biscuit, toffee malts. Some raisin fruitiness. Taste is burnt toffee sweet. Has a rising, quite harsh bitterness. Full body. Finishes sweet, with more of the bitterness. Ok at best.
dhatton (234) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark auburn body with dense tan head. Malt heavy aroma that has hints of caramel and dough. Nutty malt taste spiked with winter spices.
ryanscourt (1071) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Kind of a boring Amber ale that is middle of the rode. Not too winter like for me but I’ll drink.
Leafs93 (1945) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours amber with a fluffy beige head that quickly died down. Aroma is caramel, toast and bread. Taste is sweet with a trace of hops. Medium bodied.
hfmejias (1141) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark copper, clear with a small white head and a bit of a spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts and caramel combined with some earthy notes. Taste is sweet, malts and caramel notes are predominant, slightly bitter and slightly boozy. Actually not bad pleasantly surprised.
Cybercat (4290) - Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Comes out of tap bubbly caramel brown with a thick buff head. Malty aroma has a note of cinnamon and a hint of hops. Crisp, malty flavor echoes the cinnamon of the aroma and the hoppy hint. Texture is so-so, but it goes down well. A good way to welcome winter and the new solar year.
jjuf1853 (1290) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a dark amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with roasted malt notes. Flavor has some booziness up front. Slight touch of bitterness in the finish
bigtourist (36) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Very clear dark amber. Smooth initial flavor with sharp bitter aftertaste. Light lingering foam
billtheman (79) - milford, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma and appearance are pleasing, not an overwhelming chocolate taste, just enough so you know it’s there. Leaves a good after taste.