BorksBabe (85) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very strong barley aroma with roast marshmallow and a nutty hint. Gorgeous dark amber color with a thick, ivory head that laces the glass nicely. Toasted barley malt, brown sugar, molasses, and pecan flavor. Great to the palate-- tangy! Very nice!
dnlsartin (80) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Syrupy, medium-bodied, pour. Aroma of cinnamon, butterscotch, and pine. Heavy malt notes of caramel, maple, apple, and scotch. A well balanced, not-too-sweet winter beverage.
blatantdream (78) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at New Beer Distributors. Pours a nice deep amber color. Tastes malty, spiced and has notes of sweet dark fruits. Overall pretty nice for a Winter Ale.
MishkinBeer (73) - , New York, USA - DEC 8, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Winter Ale is dark with a modest molasses flavor. Slight bitterness momentarily tickles the roof of the mouth and then disappears smoothly. No fruitiness to speak of - a very dry beer. This pint is a good, but due to its lack of complexity, isnt among Brooklyn Brewerys finest.
efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good winter offering from Brooklyn. Not necessarily a top notch cold weather beer, but a solid one if you want a good craft style beer and not one of the heavy ones. Decent balance of hops, malts and winter beer flavors. Should be rated a little higher, but whatever...
OLDMANDUSTY (70) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle a ruby amber with a tan head. Smells of hop, malt, and dark fruit. Tastes of roasted malt, hops, and bread.
bigaddie (70) - - MAY 22, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose filled with caramel notes but has a dilute flavor to it's odor. Not much happening apart from that. The appearance is good, maybe a little foggy with average lacing.
The taste is really dilute. One would expect more malts and flavor in general. It's not bad but nothing memorable either. Towards the end it gets a little creamy and caramely.
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anfractuosity (69) - - MAR 13, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer has a medium body. And lively carbonation. Wish it was a bit more flavourful.
dbingham (69) - - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark malty and sweet, with toasty notes as well. Very slight bitter hop presence in the finish.
Claymeister (65) - USA - APR 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of caramel malts and some spicy notes. Medium body. It was ok, drinkable but nothing too memorable.