Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well I have to disagree with many of the comments below. My beer was very nice, deep amber in color with a nice cream head. The aroma was sweet fruit, malt and some nice spices. The palate is nice and rich, quite spicy, and finishes with a very pleasant bitter finish. Fine winter ale.
GermanBrews76 (676) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
No head at all. Verry berry aroma with spicy notes all over. Tastes too sweet for a winter in my opinion. Pretty weak for a "winter" beer.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is a light blend of sweet & roasty malts with subtle pumpkin pie spice...Color is a lovely mahogany with a thick, creamy head and sheet lace---terrific appearance...Flavor features a sweet front followed by a two-pronged wave of light roastiness and a healthy hop dose...Finish is hoppy dry with spicy tones...The body lacks a critical degree of body, and although this has a variety of flavors, they seem to rotate around a hollow core...The elements just don’t quite come together...Still worth a taste, though...
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 24, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
berry berry aroma, choclate brown and red with no head, tastes like the ipa only with spices
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep Amber, beige head. Good malt aroma. Complex malt flavor. Medium hop finish
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2003 very ruby and a big frothy top..aroma was cardboardy, tad cherry, and cough syrup...flavor was medicine, metallic, cherry, watery cream...not good..aftertaste was cherry soda..the aftertaste was the best part
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color, medium head. Aroma is cherry. Mild tasting ale, mild malts and slightly spicy, although its more fruity than malty. Kind of an average and mild tasting beer, as winter warmers go. There is a slightly metallic taste. Mouthfeel is a little harsh. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is little bitter and somewhat fruity.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blood red with an alcoholic nose. Crisp -- maybe over-carbonated -- mouthfeel with a chewy, cherry-bitterness in the finish. Slightly bitter and spicy; malts aren’t very pronounced. Needs more...
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very average Christmas beer. Ten years ago I would have been impressed. Not as hoppy as I would expect from a West Coast ale, but not malty, as the label says, either.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2002
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2004 Bridgeport is a good brewery that makes good beers. This, however, is not one of them. Malts and hops alright but no defining taste. Bland. No real body. Go for the IPA instead. ReRate: still bad.