KansaiBeerLvrs (2677) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Southpaw Winter Warmer 7.1%
A dark reddish Amber so a bit light in color for a winter warmer for my tastes but it has a great dense beige head of foam that sticks around which is a big plus. The aroma is big bready malts, some gingerbread or cinnamon? Pretty nice malt-forward nose. The body is a bit scratchy with a sparkling bubbly carbonation. The taste is fudge, malty breadiness, it has an earthy edge but ends with a bitter semi-metallic finish. It seems to be made with star anise, coffee & orange peel. And having read that I do get coffee grounds, maybe a touch of licorice & some citrus. An interesting take on a beefed up English brown ale. It is pretty cool and opens up as it warms but seems a bit disjointed to me. Once it warms up the coffee really comes through in the nose, the body becomes smoother & silkier while the whole beer becomes more creamy coffee & definitely improves for that fact.
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Mark_Eck (934) - - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear brown. Smells of malts and caramel. Malty taste with caramel and a hint of orange. Medium bodied.
kidmartinek (3741) - austin, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark caramel color. Dense foam head laces like a blanket. Slight coffee aroma. Lighter Coffee and licorice flavor with the coffee dominating. I can taste the orange peel on the finish. Pretty good.
TheJestersBeer (2188) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium amber with a beige head.
Malty, caramelly aroma, toffee, spices, licorice.
Off-dry, medium bodied, mid to high bitterness, creamy CO2.
Malty, spicy taste, toffee, caramel, licorice, orange peel, hops.
Quite good. (2013-03-09)
Camons (6833) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ the brewpub in Min Hang. Pours slightly hazy dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, berries, fruit, caramel. Taste is malt, caramel, sweet fruity, redberries,licorice, light coffee, hints of smoke, spices. Almost full bodied, soft carbonation, shows a little varming alcohol. 070112