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 doesnít 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.
cthomas2390 (201) - 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 itís probably not too far off the style.
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6-pack from Total WIne, River Edge, NJ...bottle pours deep amber-brown, off-white head...malty musty aroma...flavor has a bit of earthiness, caramel, malk...just OK.
efrumtheidiot (190) - Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a ruby copper with a tannish off-white head. aroma is toasty nuts, a little cocoa, some woodiness and honey. taste is toast, honey, some wood, maltiness and a dab of chocolate. not bad. not too complex, but has a nice overall taste. would fit nicely into a session. mouthfeel is a little chewy, mid-full bodied. not sticky-sweet, but it is a little sweet. finish leaves some sugary cereal taste on the tongue. would try again, though iím not sure why they call it a winter ale, it seems like more of an autumn brew to me.
ivan9856 (187) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. This ale pours dark amber with a medium tan head, which fell quickly and left little lacing. Nice aroma profile of hazelnut, caramel malt and dry hay. Despite the name, this is a light-bodied, refreshing beer. I expected a heavier, darker variety. But this was a good ale. Palate entry is subdued, with a quick and sharp hop dryness. This beer is all malt and hops, though. I didnít spot much flavor variety in the mid-palate.
DrinkinWell (174) - - JAN 10, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark translucent brown. Almost imperceptible spiced aromas. Tastes of malty bitterness with hints of cinnamon and tarragon. Not a very interesting Ale.
AKThunder (166) - 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.
tympanic (165) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, no head poured from bottle. Faintly caramelly, sticky, slightly bready, sweet. Not my favorite Scottish ale.