Scipio (682) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a somewhat hazy darker amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma is mostly spicy with some fruity impressions, being apple, orange, and berries. Some caramel notes as well. The taste is a very nice combination of the fruits and caramel malt. It isn’t to fruity as to render this undrinkable, but an almost perfect balance. I get a taste almost like a caramel apple. I also get a touch of sweet toffee underneath. Medium bodied with some softer carbonation. There is a bit of tartness at the end here as well. I don’t really get the impression that this is a Christmas beer, but thats ok. I enjoyed this.
gschrade (544) - Collinsville, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark amber with off white head. Taste Carmel, bready, a bit of spice. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again.
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TXBadger (1265) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber color with ivory head. Toast, spice, molasses, and some pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice little bit of caramel sweetness from the molasses.
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hearty beer. Aroma of roasted malts, earthy tones and wood. Dark amber color with a decent head. Full body and medium-weight palate with good carbonation. Flavors were roasted and bready with a little nuttiness. Good winter brew.
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy bitter caramel aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty slightly bitter caramel finish.
Pyrmir (3276) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Lightly hazy copper color with off white head. Aroma of malt, nuts, liquorice and fruity grassy hops. Taste is medium sweet with fairly high bitterness, liquorice, grass and mild fruit is most dominant
oRos (1054) - sacramento, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared by beerboxer. pours orange brown. taste is spices, caramel malt. and a dry finish
ansalon (1286) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a murky brown with a compact white head. Aroma is caramel, malts, rye bread, honey, ripe apple. Taste is rye bread, honey, citrus, ripe apple.,"
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SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a light copper with tan head. Aroma is bubblegum and malt. Taste is sweet malt with hop punch.
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. It’s got a fruity-sweet aroma that was pretty unexpected, along with some hop. Thin head with a dark brownish-red color. It’s got a bit of the alcohol flavor you’d expect from a winter warmer, as well as some piney hop flavors that linger nicely. Overall a very nice, slightly more hop-forward winter warmer.
stevoj (2025) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark amber with beige creamy head, decent lacing. Aroma is mostly roast malt with a touch of winter spice, taste is more of the malt, some sharp hops and a little spice to provide some bite. Nice winter ale.