FlagstoneHill (213) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Jan 3, 2009. 12 oz bottle
Thin malty aromas of deep carmel. no hops, some figgy esters.
Deep browm, some ruby highlights, lots of bubbles visible, smallish off-white head with good retention.
Malt dominates the flavor - rich and carmelly. Some hop bitterness, but no flavor. Some spice (cinnamon) in the aftertaste. Somewhat oxidized and the flavor is overall quite thin.
Medium body, high carbonation. No astringency, slightly creamy/coating
This could be quite good, but it’s oxidized which, I think thins everything out considerably. will have to try again.
ndubs360 (114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a deep brown with a nice brown head. tastes of malts and spices, most notably nutmeg, and cloves. wish there was more of a hop presence though. my least favorite of the winter warmers this season.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark brown haze, thin disipating head. Nutty, malty caramel aroma with a hint of vanilla and alcohol. Rather thin in body. Weak flavors of cocoa, alcohol some fruit. Muddy, slightly astringent finish. Not too good.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Heavy malt flavors, mixed the obligatory spices and even a little fruit. A little hoppy, so not a sickening sweet winter, but nothing to write about.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is sort of a mildly strong amber ale. It maybe veers English in style but could just as easily be an American brew w/o much hop character. It’s a nice enough clear amber color w/ a thin white head and little splotches of lace here and there. The nose is sort of bready and yeasty. Flavor is initially dry and light but ends w/ a touch of raisin sweetness w/o any real malt character and a bit of iced tea-like astringency and an earthy, slightly metallic bitterness. This is not a terrible beer but has some flaws and really not much character beyond that.
bpr77 (263) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma bread and fruit. Some hops and spice. Flavor is the same. Thin body. Not much to remember this one by.
Smurf2055 (1064) - 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.
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.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2008
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2008 Reddish/brownish color. Not much aroma. Weak thin palate. Some roasty flavor and not much else. Ehhh, another boring average and especially flavorless beer from Bridgeport. Sort of reminded me of a cross between Killians Red and Shiner Bock. ’nuff said.
magicbill (19) - Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Murky medium brown with thin head. Not much taste, tasted like miller light with spices. Did not think much of this beer.