jhamp9 (1276) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is molasses, raisin and dough. Taste is toast and caramel with bitterness in the finish.
zoucrew102 (830) - - NOV 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Bomber. Caramel malt aroma with notes of hops and a bit of spice. Pours dark amber colored with about a finger of tan head and some lacing. Starts with strong caramel malt flavors with subtle hoppy undertones. Finishes dry but smooth with hops and slight spice characters before being enveloped again by the sweet caramel malt that lingers on the palate. Nice winter warmer.
mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lighter bodied than I was expecting for a winter beer. Poured from a bottle lighter in color than expected. I'm used to "winter" beers being thick and heavy. This is not. The aroma screamed west coast to me. I specifically smelled and tasted Chinook as flavor/aroma hops. Chinook in a winter warmer? Yes, my friend, BridgePort succeeds. Light is body, and hop character is moderately strong with the bitterness as low. This beer is not thick and syrupy, but crisp and dry. I get plum character in it. Very nice. I need to make a "winter warmer" like this.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a four finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Clear deep amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy malty nose. Flavor is spicy with malts and hops balancing. Some bitterness at finish. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Marketplace Portland, OR.
eeblah (105) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice strong ale, good to keep you warm in the winter. Slightly bitter malty drink, with good name.
blutt59 (6228) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, dark red amber, thin foam ring with aroma of fruity malts, flavor of prune and fruit with caramel finish
Beerenberger (1564) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This seasonal brew is somewhat fruity up front followed quickly by strong effervescence and the a long crisp after taste. I liked it.
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Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours copper with about two fingers white head. Smell is light, cinnamon and a bit of cloves. Taste is winter spices, mint, earthy. Very watery palate. Not the best winter ale, not a fan.
deekyn (1361) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A - pours hazy reddish brown with two fingers off white head that laces well.
S - Aromas of black tea leaves, woodiness, and coffee up front. Hints of cinnamon and spruce as well.
M - creamy mouth feel from medium bodied brew. average carbonation.
T - subtle tastes. Black tea (unsweetened sun tea) comes on first. Hints of wood, coffee, and spruce as well.
O - average winter ale. drinklable, but feels more like tea than a winter ale.
brownish red with two fingers of light tan almost off white head, pretty decent lacing. The nose is pretty mild, a little fruit and some spice. The taste is more spice forward, I’m having a hard time putting my finger on it but I do get a little cinnamon, there are also some medicinal flavors in there. Medium carbonation medium body. Overall not that bad but nothing I’d go looking for. I do suppose this is a very aproachable winter warmer.
theOptimator (310) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is caramel malt, mineraly. Appearance is dull brown with hint of red, a bit hazy. Small tan head. Taste is caramel biscuit forward with a hint of roast. Some cinnamon. Bit of herbal. Palate is medium, a herbal bitterness lingers. Kinda heavy, lays flat. Overall drinkable. Not my favorite.