burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - FEB 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head.Nice ruby-brown color.Aroma was not much,but I have a cold,so I really canít say too much about it.The taste was a nice toasty,somewhat bitter,caramel without the sweetness.KInda sticky palate,which I find desirable.Finishes with a nice bitter hops,but could be a tad more hoppy for me.
jackfrost9p (297) - 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.
SamuraiArtist (292) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite winter beers. The easiest drinking of them all and one I wish i could have year round. Deep amber color with white head. Primary taste is a toasty burnt malt flavor and spicy hops blend together into a great bitterness. As bitter as an IPA but not just from the hops and a good malt backbone. I love it.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge caramel raisin aroma and flavor, strong mineral depth with a bright malty finish. A really nice representation of an english strong ale!!
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice thick body, very creamy in the mouth. the flavor is very subdued and friendly. the alcohol is warming in the end and as i exhale. a few spices are evident but there is nice hop flavor and bitterness in the end.
VinegarStroke (280) - 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.
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 didnít 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. Canít 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.
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