rds (230) - USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep ambercolor with a tall tan head, the aroma of this ale is a bit earthy--grasses and hops in front--with a warm, comforting glow and a clean finish. Very good for this style indeed.
njnut (228) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into english pint, a red brown with a pff white head. Some co2 but not lasting. Malt is the aroma and taste along with a sweetness and some cereal on the finish. A bit more watery than expected in a winter ale. Not bad,not great.
cthomas2390 (219) - Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark mahogany pour. Malty slightly roasty aromas. biscuit malts and a slightly spicy and peppery finish. Mouthfeel a bit thin for my taste, though it’s probably not too far off the style.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Faint notes of raisin and caramel. The flavor is on the weak side for a winter ale. Did they even use hops? It’s decent. Definitely drinkable as a random winter session beer.
beerlord (215) - tonawanda, New York, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark copper color with a thin tan head. Malty spicey aroma. Medium mouth feel with big malty flavor with a touch of ginger and maybe some orange chocolate. Nice witner beer I got today (aug 13th) on special closeout 2 6 packs for $6.99
shonobiwan (213) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Long Island, NY - poured into a lager glass from a growler. Pours a hazy brown with moderate layer of golden bubbles. Aroma is of roasted malt and a slithering of winter spices. I can sense nutmeg and other spices. Initial taste buds into a malty mix and runs into a bitter end with the nutmeg. A nice production from Brooklyn brewery.
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mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown/amber with a minimal off-white head. Aroma is malty and semi-sweet. Flavor is also lightly sweet, malty, and a little fruity. Palate is light/medium with dark semi-sweet and bitter fruit on the finish.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours rich and thick. Aroma of roasted malt and a hint of hops and caramel. Has a strong taste of the same, with a hint of warming alcohol. Robust flavor doesn’t quite hide vague harsh flavors in the finish. Decent.
bbbrew (204) - Hawaii, USA - NOV 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. perfect balance, medium body, orange brown color. beige head. i thoroughly enjoy this nice winter beer.
smjohnst (203) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice winter ale. Not an over kill of spices and such. A good balance between light and heavy.