luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out a ruby red color. Nice frothy head that tan in color. Smell is of dry wood and mild flower aroma. Highly carbonated and the taste is a bit hard to feel out. Def fizzy and spicy.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Subdued aroma for the style. Mostly caramel, some dried fruit. Good rubyish dark color with not much head to speak of. Nondescript mouthfeel, sweetish flavor, aroma and flavor very similar - no surprises. Bready malts with no layers of complexity.
amceachern99 (70) - Albany, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thick tasting. Has a nasty aftertaste.
Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Aroma is malty, but not too strongly. Nice head and color. Taste is strongly malty with some spice coming through at the end with a hint of the alcohol. Pleasant and wintry. Overall a good ale.
beeriodic (61) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Generous head, with large-ish white bubbles that laces down nicely. Found no dregs in this "bottle conditioned" ale. Deep amber color. Malt notes in the aroma. Nice, smooth palate, with a sweetish tendency, but the bitterness in the aftertaste balances this OK. A bit too bubbly maybe. Not bad.
dankitydancer (58) - Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
a nicve heady winter brew to warm the bones on these uniquly cold valley nights..its nice and english witha a sickly sweet amber tatse and clour that makes for a nice brew cheers
NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
If I could just smell this beer, it would be fine, but sadly, the taste is less rewarding. If I could prolong the brief initial instant of flavor of earthy hops, and mixes of deep malts, I would, but as amceachern said, the aftertaste is fowl.
bsjay (54) - Oregon, USA - OCT 28, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
More ho-hum than ho-ho-ho, this one’s got enough malt to fit the program, but is not too distinctive otherwise. Goes easier on the spices than some warmers do, so that may appeal to some.
PHXHOPLOVER (50) - LAVEEN, Arizona, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with tan head, that remains for most of the beer, good lace. Lots of caramel malt flavor, with a little sourness that seems out of place. without the sourness it would be much better.
49degrees (49) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another excellent addition to the Bridgeport lineup of distinct and very enjoyable ales. Recently snatched a sixer of these and numerous other goodies out for friends and familar during New Year’s last night and everyone commented highly on Ebenezer, even those who generally don’t drink craft styled brews.
This rich and extremely full bodied ale pours very well and delivers a very nice woft of sweet malty aroma. Gives off a decent sized, long lasting head with good lacing.
A rich and sweet tasting ale that delivers hints of toffee, caramel, and a hint of spiciness. I enjoyed this both as an afternoon warming drink as well as an after dinner teaser to go along with some left over Xmas cake. A double duty brew that’s worth taking a closer look at when the opportunity arises.