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 havenít 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?
Wittales (552) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance was cloudy black with tiny tan diminishing head, no lacing. Aromas are nutmeg, cinnimon, leather, all spice with hints of vanilla, musky hops, no alcohol. Taste are chocolate, biscuit, pale malt upfront then nutmeg and allspice with earthy hops. Palate was soft smooth CO2 with medium-full body, lasting leathery spicy malty finish. A strange brew, it might have an infection:(
mmahut (536) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours in dark body with tan medium head. Aroma is spicy, christmas spicy, cloves, some cinnamon and vanilla, earthy, pine. Taste has a lot of spicy sweetness upfront, loaded with clove, almost astringent from it, some of it goes into the light earthy bitterness, cigar tobacco in the after taste. Interesting balance. Body is medium, no carbonation. Iím not really sure if I like it or not.
Benzai (6269) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draught @ Beer Temple. Opaque brown to black color, medium sized white head. Aroma is overpowering spicyness. Dear me. Taste malts, loads of spicea again, but somehow theyíre not as overpowering as the aroma. Itís still drinkable. I donít like it, but itís not as spicy (flavorwise) as I had expected.
kermis (4205) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Beer Temple. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of spice, dark fruits, raisins, chocolate and roast. Flavour moderate to heavy sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark chestnut brown with a lasting off-white head. Strong, perfumed hooliday spice aroma, overwhelming most beer aroma. Sweet malty flavour of biscuit and bread, wwith lots of spice, and a medium drying/bitter finish
sic1314 (2422) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured deep brown with a dense beige head. Aroma of spicy caramel malt, chocolate, dark fruit, mustyness. Medium body, flavour of milk chocolate, light chili, dark fruit.
Getbetter (702) - Cucamonga, California, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle.A strong clove aroma and taste.Thereís no way to mistake this for a winter warmer with itís strong spices and clove taste.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from jsquire. Pours a dark brown/amber color with a finger of creamy khaki head. Aroma of mainly strong spice. Cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, caramel, and dark fruits. Taste is similar. Strong cinnamon and clove, with notes of caramel, dark fruit, and a hint of spruce.
vtafro (2330) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Clove, nutmeg, and spice aromas. Flavor is spice dominated, smooth finish, and the abv is well hidden.
icehawk (831) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Jeff! Robust, candle/soap-like aroma of dark spices. Medium body with good carbonation, slick feeling mouthfeel. Finishes with a slight bit of bitterness and elements of dry tannins. Some earthy elements come through in the aftertaste.