cbfobes (2344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, 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 (1398) - 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 (1522) - 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.
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber,nice head,very thick lacing.Lasting creamy head. Pretty carbed.
Aroma of mild chocolate-caramel-mineral.Just mildly of an amber or brown.
Taste is about the same,kind of light-medium body But fullish and creamy at first- just finishes up more light bodied..Mild malt,mild carmel malts,mild hop,somewhat pleasant finish pretty mild but with carmalized tones. Not bad.
pdx77 (1445) - Oregon, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 12 ounce bottle. Much tastier than I remembered. Balanced hoppiness paired with caramel and toffee notes.
ads135 (3078) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a bad winter beer. Deep amber with a nice thick head. Rich and malty with a good grassy hop balance. Has a nice spicy body.