Slipstream (2040) - USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very sweet and malty. Rich grain flavor with a bit of tang and spiciness (provided by the coriander, no doubt). A little sour-sweet juiciness. Good, but a little too sweet for me to really love it.
zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ RnH - dark, hazy brown, spice and citrus. some tart and sour flavors and some weird astringency going on. Very yeasty. Caramel malts, organgey and coriander spice. decent
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Citrus, wheat, lemon drops, a modest coriander tone and a mild hoppy spiced finish. Decent.
puzzl (3252) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Rattle’n’Hum. I should have stopped before I hit the flight of 10% Winter Warmers after 12 other CCB beers, but I did not. Big, spicy, herbal aroma, with toast, lemon, vanilla. Full, brandy-forward flavor, wort, caramel, cookie. Spicing is mild and complimentary.
vtafro (3564) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Brown pour with some light head. Coriander and citrus drive the aroma. Flavor is citrus, coriander, hops and spices, perhaps over spiced and some light warming.
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2010 Cigar City takes NYC event at Rattle ’N’ Hum. On tap. Zesty, best version of the winter warmer. All black with no head. Strong taste, its sweet and spicy, offset with hops in the secondary, and has a spicy fresh smell.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Last beer of the night after a Godlike session. On draft at Rattle n Hum. Some zest to it... dry and candied. Sweet malt, coriander, dark fruit and citrus.
malrubius (1765) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - FEB 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at RnH. Hazy reddish brown. Brown sugar coriander spice and fruit aroma. Very sweet fruity coriander sweet fruity Lifesavers candy. Sweet and cloying.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle n Hum: Muddy purple pour with a fading head. Bright coriander dominates the aroma. Has a sweet floral note as well. A touch plasticy (probably phenols) and a touch of toffee-like maltose. Slick body. The flavor is toffeeish and honey like in it’s richness. The coriander brightens up the high gravity body. A bit oily, one dimensional.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at RnH. Pours extreme hazed- muddy water - yeasty bomb- no head. Aroma is coriander bomb- orange spices, salt, earthy dust, caramel malts, toast, toffee, spice balls and perfume with grass. Flavor is orange zest, cedar, coriander seeds, spice, pepper, fruity bubble gum, earth, spruce needles, muddy yeast, dough, grass, overkill on the citrusy orange coriander mixes excessively with cedar oil. Astringent in the end.