3fourths (7764) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2003 Cask at the brewery. Dark glowing red with a frothy off-white head. Sweet cherries, nuts, nutmeg and allspice aroma, very sweet. Flavor is a sweet woody cherry. Not very spicey or hoppy in the flavor, just a mellow fruity winter ale. Nice.
aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium-dark brown body, small cream head. Aroma is lemon and the smell of tomato plants during picking or tobacco. As for taste, there isn’t much. A hint of sweet malt and maybe a little bit of spice, slightly sour at the end.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nothing earth shattering here. Seems rather plain in the bottle, but can be very good on tap at the brewery.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent addition to the Bridgeport lineup of distinct and very enjoyable ales. Recently snatched a sixer of these and numerous other goodies out for friends and familar during New Year’s last night and everyone commented highly on Ebenezer, even those who generally don’t drink craft styled brews.
This rich and extremely full bodied ale pours very well and delivers a very nice woft of sweet malty aroma. Gives off a decent sized, long lasting head with good lacing.
A rich and sweet tasting ale that delivers hints of toffee, caramel, and a hint of spiciness. I enjoyed this both as an afternoon warming drink as well as an after dinner teaser to go along with some left over Xmas cake. A double duty brew that’s worth taking a closer look at when the opportunity arises.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty distinctive aroma, malty, spicy but with a herbal shampoo sweetness. Nice rich fruity malts up front, dries out well with some spice and roastiness. Pretty impressive drinking. Good hoppiness in the finish.
Tom Servo (424) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a great beer. Has a nice full flavor to it, with a bit of smoke in the finish. Medium head, and a bit of the bitter in it.
schm1005 (151) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 18, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Kind of fruity, banana like esters, strong body and good aftertaste. The flavor hangs around mid-tongue as the carbonation rolls off the tongue. Slightly dry but well built. It is also a beautiful shade of red with a mild carbonation and minimal yet lasting head. Indeed it does warm those winter nights. Or maybe it is just the woodstove I am leaning on. This makes any Ebeneezer smile.
herbstress3 (221) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great color- matches the red label. Very small head. Bitter vinegar traces on my tongue. Scents of nutmeg and somewhat spicy flavor but fades oh so quickly.
Merc (313) - Pullman, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not the prototypical winter beer, but a fine english strong in my opinion. Quite fruity throughout. A little on the syruppy side, which did not lead into the strongly bitter finish very well. Other than that, a fine brew, and aptly called a winter warmer.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good fruit at the start, soft apricot overtones followed by sweetness and spices. Finish is a problem, was off and overly bitter. I’m guessing there was something wrong with the bottle I had, as it didn’t seem to be a logical followup to the initial flavor.