maxwelldeux (4164) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish light tan head on it. Nose has a lot of spices in there, most notably clove to me. Taste is pretty spicy to me still, but I can get a little bit of roasting in there as the base. OK, but I’d prefer fewer spices.
Mittenator (1605) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a little head. Strong allspice and anise aroma. Tastes like a cross between a gingerbread and windmill cookie.
evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I honestly still haven’t figured out what a winter warmer is supposed to be.
Pours a muddy brown with a finger of head. wtf?
Smells like spices. Nutmeg, cinnamon a little, and a bit of spicy hops. Almost curry-like. wtf?
Taste is a little bread, some nutmeg again, more nutmeg, and a bit of vegetable flavor. Um. wtf?
Finish is surprisingly clean. wtf?
firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like Christmas. Balanced notes of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove. Not too sweet, not too boozy.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/27/13. Bottle says 8.75%. Pours opaque brown with a very thin off-brown head. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, licorice, earthy, touches of cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon; certainly smells like a winter warmer. Taste is spicy, cocoa, some coffee, alcohol, hint campfire smoke, licorice, brown sugar; finish is subtle, bitter chocolate. This is excellent. Nice lacing. Very full-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. This may have just become my new favorite winter seasonal. This is really excellent; highly flavorful, strong, warming, tasty. This is notch above. Well crafted.
bigbish (596) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a good spiced winter ale. Nice flavor, the spices come through nice but aren’t over powering. I would like more body, but a good beer overall.
BVery (7959) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark pour with a smaller wispy head. Nice bold aroma of nutmeg, mild cinnamon, molasses, gingerbread - really nice.
BlowOffTube (501) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Big aroma of coffee cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is holiday spices, hint of coffee, coffee bitterness in the end. Medium body and medium carbonation.
wheresyourball (539) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, obtained in a trade. Pours cola brown with a very small head. Nose is spicy, flavor is malty with some spice. Not really my style; there are several other winter warmers out there that are better.
jsquire (3738) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer with some cola highlights when held against the light. Short lived mocha head. Sweet nose with lots of holiday spice notes. This is what I think of when I think of holiday beers. Dark sweetness of burnt sugar and molasses with lots of pit fruit, raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon, some bitter orange and some nuts. This is a fruit cake in a glass. Nice seasonal offering, even if I did drink it in June.