jkaiser (279) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
I didn’t think much of the ale at beerfest last week in Orlando. It was labeled a winter beer on the table. Not as good as their lager
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Root beer color with a thin off-white head that fades to a ring. Aromas of roasted malts, pine, and citrus. Flavors of bitter chocolate and orange peel that starts out sweet and finishes acidic and dry for a beer of this type. Can’t shake the hops. Fairly thin mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Hides alcohol well. Good, but not enough malt flavors for me in a winter seasonal, or for an old ale any time of year.
omnivore (270) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 31, 2003
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a nice warm brown color with a whispy tan head. Strong bitter smell. Spicy assault that opens up into a bitter body. Very nice.
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep brown with red. Clear. Good light tan head. Malt driven. Slight dank edge like North Coast and Mendocino beers. Dank lees. Cocoa, chocolate. Off dry to dry. Slightly bitter. Medium weight. Reasonably balanced. Lacks depth and length. Easy drinking.
joekinty (263) - rockledge, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a dark ruby color big head that fades quick fruity molasses spices pine hops nice malty flavor clean aftertaste somewhat complex hell it taste good in 90 degree florida sunshine. cant complain for 1.29 a bottle
chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gorgeous deep amber pour under a thick rocky tan head. I can’t quite pinpoint it, but there is a spiciness underneath the sweet malty nose. The mouthfeel is smooth and slightly thick – perfect for the style IMO. Taste is nutty and roasted malt with a mildly bitter finish, overall a great seasonal.
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark ruby brown with a thin off white head. A slightly weak malty, nutty, aroma with a hint of fruit. Medium palate with little carbonation. Nice malty, cherry flavor with a bit of pine. Very drinkable, but not very memorable.
mstrcrwly (260) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tumbler..rusty/burgundy color with thin beige head..aroma of spices,caramel, bread..tastes kinda ehhh..not sure what they were going for here..not really a winter ale IMO..ordinary at best.
jackfrost9p (258) - California, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really enjoyable ale. Bottle. Nice roasted malts and a sweet caramel/molasses up front with a nice bitter finish.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma was of pine-citrus hopps with a bit of malt and spices.. Flavor was heavily hopped up front with a bit of malty sweetness and a pine hoppy finish with some spiciness.