llyons37 (23) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife also supports my habit with this Beer of the month club selection. Excellent Winter Ale, much like the Summit Winter Ale or Capital Winter Skal. Thin white head dissipates into a ring at the top for the remainder of the beer. Very smooth for such a high alcohol content. Overall an excellent beer that I would buy if it were in my stores.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: snifter. pours a perfect mahogany, reddish brown, with a supple white head. moderate head retention, with a faint amount of lacing.
S: almost a potpourri bouquet. Malty and flowery. sweet, yet very floral.
T: initial taste doesn’t surprise me that it is brewed by Shipyard. sweet malts with a hoppy floral flavor. tastes like a malty garden.
M: very smooth and crisp. decent palate but not overbearing.
D: very drinkable. good session winter brew, even at 7.2%
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Casco Bay Brewing Company--Old Port Winter Ale--2002 12 oz. Bottle. 7.20% 45 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Malt of the Earth Selection. Clear bright thin copper amber color. Lacy white head. Spicy floral piney malty light toasted hop front. Sweet rich caramel toasted mild earthy black cherry body. Tasty toasted tangy hop end. Sampled 12/26/2002.
Casco Bay Brewing Company--Casco Bay Old Port Winter Ale--2006 12 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV--25 IBU’s. (4.0 / 5.0) Beer of the Month Club Selection January, 2006. Tan lacy head. Hazed rich dark amber color. Malty mild spice hop front. Semi sweet thick creamy toasted toffee caramel butter fruit malty mild Winter spice body. Sweet mild hop coriander end. OK. Sampled 4/1/2006.
Casco Bay Brewing Company Casco Bay Winter Ale--Old Port Ale--2008 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV--34 IBU’s. Beer of the Month Club Selection February, 2008.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong alcohol flavor, tasty malts with with some bitterness.
a lovely brown color with a creamy head.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is malty and nutty with caramel and hops. The appearance is deep amber with a mall head. The taste is like the aroma with an astringent finish. The palate is smooth but not thick. Overall I think it’s a fine beer but it’s too astringent for me.
6ROW (416) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
copper to red pour with small white head.sweet aroma of malt and molasses. astringrnt alcoholic taste with bitter finish.
oh6gdx (20947) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled@Bishops Arms Vasagatan, Stockholm. Deep amber colour, mediumsized beige head, some lace. Aroma is caramel, US hops and some dark berries. Flavour is hops, malts, caramel and some slight glueish notes.
mcox90 (1588) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours aan amber golden color with a small off white head. Aroma is slightly spicey with malt. Medium bodied on the tongue with an average amount of carbonation. Taste is caramel with citrus hops. Finishes bitter.
larsniclas (5743) - Billdal, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[Bottled at Bishop Arms, Vasagatan, Sthlm]
Golden with a tan head.
Pretty much caramel and/or toffee in both aroma and flavour.
Ok, spicy hoppiness.
smaynard6000 (661) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color, pours with a frothy beige head. Flavor is quite bitter and has an overpowering pine taste to it. Thin body, unimpressive.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours apricot color, tan frothy head, nice lacing. mostly air with the slightest hint of citrusy hops. the flavor is slighty bitter, and spicey. medium bodied, with a creamy fininsh. not a bad beer, not a great one.