goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured brown with a hint of red. Aroma and flavor of sugar, hops and some pepper. Seemed kind of odd after the previous beers I had. Semi-dry bitterness for the finish. Need to try on itís own to be fair.
kappldav123 (4289) - Nordhausen, GERMANY - JAN 17, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The bottle looks a bit complex, the beer in the glass is okay. Hoppy and fruity-sweet aroma. Starts modest dry, notes of clove. The finish is a bit weak, modest dry in the background. Too boring!
jgb9348 (4276) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber coloured body with tints of brown with a tan head that tops the beer nicely. Aroma of toffee, raisins and peaches with some hops and malt thrown in the mix too. Medium-bodied; Strong initial malty taste showing some hops with a bunch of nuts and toffee also. Aftertaste is a bit bittering up front with some sweetness lingering further behind. Overall, a decent beer - not too unusual for a Christmas beer - but worth trying if you can find it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle pulled from an 8-pack sampler purchased at Samís Wine & Liquors in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on 15-December-2005.
Pailhead (4232) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of Secret Santa July 2011
Bottle: The aroma is rather light and consists of caramel/toffee, light spice, and a touch of citrus. It pours a cloudy dark reddish-orange with a two finger beige head with decent retention. It leaves behind some spotty lacing. The flavor starts with a quick dose of caramel and toffee. The finish has a citrus tanginess, nuts, and faint ginger. Itís medium bodied with moderate carbonation, but manages to feel a bit thin at times. Overall, itís decent but a little under-spiced from what Iíve come to expect from a "Winter Warmer."
Strykzone (4194) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Having seen the high rating and having read some of the ratings of this beer, I must be drinking the wrong stuff. I found the beer to taste of sour mash and to be surprisingly bitter. It looked like an inviting ale and the aroma was somewhat intriguing. However, the beer itself left me wishing for more. Maybe the next one will change my mind.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2004
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Large head that faded quickly. Brown. Aroma of alcohol and some spice, but not nearly as much as I would like. Flavor of a bitter. Thin palate. Reminds me of young's winter warmer, and that isn't good.
nick76 (4125) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is sweet and malty with caramel, light citrus hops, and cardboard. The appearance is amber with a small head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a pretty typical English style ale.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Medium brown color, dark tan creamy head. Sexy lace. Nutty aroma, hint of alcohol in nose, light grassy hops. Sweet malts, (Whoo!) some alcohol, nutty grains, earthy hops. Finishes with a bit of an alcoholic burn. I really like this beer, a great Winter Warmer. (3871)
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured orangish/amber with a thin, khaki head. Strong, malty aroma. Mild palate with a moderate carbonation. Very malt driven with an earthy hop balance. Lightly spiced and also with light esters. Grainy, herbal, vegetable-like finish.
JohnnyJ (3892) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy dark orange/brown color with creamy off-white head. Not very interesting. Caramel malt, toffee, hints of dark fruit, and a bit of piny hops.