willblake (2647) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
True to the strong ale style. Malty and strong alcohol nose and flavor. Love the way this beer gets more flavorful and pungent as it rests in the glass. Thick, syrupy and fruity/figgy sweet. Not obnoxiously spiced like many winter "warmer" types can be.
drinkbeer (281) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely an english style brew. Lotsa malts with a slightly hoppy finish. Pretty thick palate. A nice refreshing winter brew that is high in drinkability yet not devoid of flavor.
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2004 2004 VintageDark brown amber frothy tan head. Pine aroma like an OR forest. Falsl falt in the falvor. Spices and hops combine ok. Medium dry body.2003 Vintage 8/4/7/3/14 - 3.6 - Clear dark ruby. Smallish fizzy light tan head. Lacing is quite nice. Very nice sweet ripe fruity aroma, there are some pleasantly subtle spice aromas also, vanilla and nutmeg. The flavor develops just as the aroma does. It is also equally as complex. There is more caramel flavor than the aroma leads on to. Body is medium and the hops come through in the finish. A very nice beer.
kyzr (1148) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice head, with an deep amber color. Slight hoppy nose. Flavors of roasted malt matched well with hops. Creamy finish that leaves the palate quick.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very redish-brown color with a very hardy head that leaves a nice lace down the glass.
Scent is purely malt, though nice.
Taste is quite nice. Malt is the most obvious presence, but there's a bit of spice and fruit hanging around. Quite nice; it holds its own in the winter beer arena. And I must say from previous experience that this beer is even better on tap.
Palate is appropriately full and creamy, though it could use a bit of a hop bite for a finish. Overall this is a very good offering, and a good representation of a winter beer.
presario (4596) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 16, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darj ciooer. Have to reach for the nice hop aromoa. Sweet citrus flavour. Mild malt and a quiet finish.
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
now this is some wicked shit very strong flavor and a ruby red color and gives a killer head and a bitching migraine the next day if you have a 6 pack
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmmmmm...I'm not sure there is so much difference between this "true winter warmer" and the regular amber ale. Although, this is a bit grainier. Hoppy and tasty, but no more so than usual.
PieTaster (32) - Humpton, California, USA - DEC 11, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Malt and nuts. Very English tasting. Would go well with a cheese and assorted nut plate.
Beaver (1274) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2004 The Ebeneezer Ale poured a dark mahogany with a good light tan head made up of medium sized bubbles that quickly went down to a thin layer. It has a nice, complex aroma of malts, spices with some fruitiness and alcohol. The initial taste is malts with some sweet, yet tart, fruitiness. It has a nice hop finish with a kind of mediciney aftertaste. The tastes mellowed out and balanced better as I drank more and it warmed up.