podey (637) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong malt flavor, no spice notes. Mahogany color. Not bad. As I prefer spice in my winter beers this falls a little flat for me.
edgallow (1455) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours deep amber with a thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malts and sweet. Taste is the caramel, toffee and a hint of spice.
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flying_pig (759) - SCOTLAND - JAN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
355ml bottle from Good Spirit Co., Glasgow:
Sweet caramel malts to begin with some earthy ones too and a nutty smell coming through as well. There are some earthy hops and a hint of sugar as well.
Deep mahogany red colour with a half centimetre tall, slightly off-white head with a bubbly texture on top.
Definite sweet malts to begin with some base caramel and a nutty flavour. There is an earthy flavour to it as well, perhaps the hops from the nose along with some darker fruits and a slightly boozy feel to it.
Medium in both carbonation and in body with a boozy feel as mentioned above. It is pretty smooth, quite rich and almost creamy.
Nice an malty from this one, a good winter beer with a slightly boozy feel to it and great drinkability. It goes down particularly well, is pretty well balanced and there is a good closeness between the aroma and the taste.
AndresTM (271) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The nose is a little messy... caramel, malts, roasted malts, coffee, BBQ sauce, soy sauce, molasses, and even some smoked wood. But Iím intrigued. Unfortunately, the taste delivers little more than a very average ale with malty bitterness and a bit of sugary sweetness. Mouthfeel is weak, with a thin-to-medium body and shy carbonation. This could have been better.
jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 6th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a caramel orange cloud.
Aroma: Aroma of light caramel.
Taste: Faint bitterness, caramel, sweet.
Palate:Medium body, faint creaminess.
Summary: Thanks Dave for the beer! A decent Scottish ale for staying warm in the winter.
dbarnold (1106) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent winter. Roasty and malty, slighty sweet, with a lingering finish. Full bodied flavor without being too heavy. Not a style I typically get in to, but I think a decent representation.
redpooba (395) - New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish brown with a light white head. The aroma is subtle like the air in a wheat field. The flavor is full bodies and reminds of a peaty scotch more than a winter ale. Overall it is very smooth and well balanced.
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madmitch76 (12237) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
23rd May 2011
Hazy amber beer, tidy white head. Softish dry palate. Watery malt with traces of cream and sweet coca cola. Lots of minerals and a dry finish. Lacks depth and is a bit too watery.
IslandHaole (1086) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
A clear, light copper color with plenty of carbonation and a foamy beige head. Sweet malt with caramel and a hint of cardboard in the nose. Sweet flavor, a bit of candy from my childhood, canít recall the name of them but sure does take me back many, many years. IMO, a bit too carbonated and thin for a winter beer. Nothing spectacular at all, not one of Brooklynís more impressive offerings
AKThunder (164) - New York, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of the better Winter Aleís I have had. It has a nice presence of spices, and a full body to keep you warm on those cold nights. Dark amber in appearance, retains some head when poured into a Sam Adams pint glass.