leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber brown color, mildly sweet, balanced malts. Not as dark or complex as the bottle description seems to indicate.
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) murky brown with tan head. Malt aroma. Flavor is caramel malt and some earthy hops.
Loktera (3) - - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
light smell, almost yeasty. flavor isn’t overwhelming, nor is it special. Slightly hoppy aftertaste that doesn’t linger too long afterward. Unimpressive and average
cbfobes (2618) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at O’Riley & Conway, pours a clear dark amber with pretty much no head, the aroma is sweet with a little bit of malt and just a hint of dark fruit, the flavor is pretty much like the aroma, sweet with not a lot going on, a little bit of malt in the finish, boring.
Fatehunter (1518) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a thin head with no lacing and a hazy, copper colored body.
The aroma is only the faint smell of hay. A bit of a disappointment.
It tastes like yeast, a barnyard, grain and with a mild bitterness.
Low carbonation and medium body.
A fair enough beer but lacking in the appearance and smell areas.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Does not do what it says on the bottle. Weak aroma, very malty with a hint of hops. "...winter warmer..." I’m afraid not, the flavor is way to mild and weak for a winter ale, might be ok as a summer ale but leave it on the self during the holidays. It does have a nice label though.
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear brown with a slight head. Caramel and spice aroma. Sweet caramel flavor, some earthy hops, light bodied.
Alexmestas (29) - - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Winter warmer. Hop forward - not a ton of sweetness but malty, toasty and nice alcohol warmth
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Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark red with a nice white head. Smells a little bit nutty. Tastes a bit nutty with a nice roasted balance.
mudslinger92 (2) - Stanfield, Oregon, USA - DEC 19, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Has a slightly fruity flavor but not overwhelming. Smooth and a little heavy but not to much. A great combo for a seasonal beer.