colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very big head with a deep velvet color. There is lots of malty aroma. The taste is very full with a balance of hops and malt. Nice caramel nutty flavor that last on the palate. Enjoyed this beer very much. Had a nice long finish.
shakespeare33 (197) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle.. pours a muddy brown with a sustaining head.. the aroma is distinct flavoring of caramel with little else.. the initial taste is very static and simple with little complexity.. hints of choclate overtones and some nutty concoctions but other than that a very subdued ale..the simplicity however, invites me in again.. no palate hangover, not bad.
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a murky 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.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - APR 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Picked this at a liqour stotres winter close-outs section, good value. I have always been a fan of Bridgeport, but they always seem to be kind of hit or miss.This was in the middle. Not much for a winter beer, over-malty but nothing else. This was very drinkable at 6.4%, but that’s it. Overall pretty plain, was expecting something a bit more for a seasonal.
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Big head, nice dark red color. Smell is a little sweet, a little weaker in flavor than most of the NW winter beers, just a hint of caramel and cherry.
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.
brettpace (176) - New York City, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2006
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bah Humbug..... I wasnt to impressed with this beer. It was good, but could have been better.
muteprint (176) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Odd orange amber in color. Citrus and chocolate malts. ’Winter warmer’ is an apt description. The alcohol is well masked in the taste but it is definitely a warming and ’comfort’ beer.
CaptKirk (175) - Hephzibah, Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep clear red in color with a creay head. I was lucky enough to have this wonderfu brew on tap. Has an expresso after thought that makes this complex beer begging you to drink more of it. I enjoyed this so much that I bought a growler to take back with me, but it did survive being left alone in a hotel room with me and an empty pint glass. Very nice beer