Ibrew2or3 (8024) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured up on tap at Mark’s amazing Mr. Beery’s CCB Total Tap Takeover. It has a deep dark mahogany body with a high degree of opacity supporting a lasting dark tan head. The modest aroma is soft with sugary malts and molasses then moving into more abrupt notes of oak, spicy oak and malt sweetened citrus hops. The taste is slick sludgy sweetness with mild spicy oak notes bubbling away around the syrupy goodness. Amid the sludginess one can get lots and lots of hoppy flavor and hoppy resin struggling to break free and take over the flavor. It ends with lingering thick sweet maltiness, molasses and a wide load of citrus hops to tropical fruity notes.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap-pours brown with a tan head. Aroma is brown sugar-medium malt, some pine hops. Taste is sweet, brown sugar-medium malt, wood, 2nd pine hops.
gkost (1709) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose was sweet malt, wort, spices, earth. Flavor is way too sweet and syrupy. It masked the wood and the simcoe. Very similar to regualr WWWW.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a medium white head. aroma is woody caramel, sugary malts. taste is a subdued version of the winter warmer. still sugary but the wood comes out kinda like white oak. palate is weaker but overall a pretty decent treatment.