PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. I poured this beer very aggressively into my glass and the most perfect dense white head formed on top of the dark ruby/amber body. A few minutes later when returning to the beer, from washing out the bottle the most perfect head was gone but a thin layer of lace. Oh Well. The beer would turn out to be just as exciting. This beer was well above my expectations. There was a tangy tea quality that made this beer exceptionally drinkable. Malty, dried fruity, and earthy overtones rounded out this beer to make it excellent choice for a cold night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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