douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought at the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a brown, almost purple color with a small white head. The aroma is light; some floral hops and light nuts and plum. The taste is quite hoppy; also some rich caramel malts, some prunes and other dark fruit and a light pine flavor. Some bitterness in the finish. Wow, this is 7%, I had no idea since it is very smooth. Some spices and a bit of brown sugar also. A very nice beer that as got me thinking about winter, well it did snow last weekend already.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark red winter ale, very little head. Aroma was spicy as was the flavor. Reminded me of sierra nevada celebration but not quite as good.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours midnight red, the head quite big and not going anywhere. There’s a big chestnutty aroma here. This drinks with a full-bodied character, overflowing with cooked sugar, pine bark, and varnish. (#4879, 12/30/2012)
BVery (5443) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very dark brown pour with a smaller soapy off-white head. Nose is roasted malts and a hint of caramel sweetness and spice. Medium palate - decent weight. Taste is mild roast, dark fruit, a touch of caramel, and a hint of spice. Very nice.
mabel (5364) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[3665-20110403] 12floz bottle. Mildly floral grains aroma has a little wet malt thing going on. Slightly hazy, dark amber brown body with a medium-lasting foamy light tan head. Grainy wet malt flavour is a little harsh. Medium body. Interesting to sample but would not want a pint. (5/3/6/3/11+) 2.9
Cornfield (5344) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This has a deep garnet body and a creamy tan head that, while not lasting too long, manages to do some thick lacing. The aroma is a tad light but pleasasnt, smokey malts with a nutty bitterness. Much more to the flavor, rich malts lightly roasted, woodiness, and a mild grapefruit and pine hoppiness. Although named as a Winter warmer, this does just fine in the Spring as well.
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Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a dark brown color with a small white head. The aroma is caramel and toffee malt with some holiday spices: mainly nutmeg but a few other spices are mixed in as well. The flavor is full of holiday spices and caramel, as well as quite a bit of grassy and piney hops. This is definitely a highly-hopped winter warmer. The alcohol is also present and seems like it is higher than 7 percent. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not bad.
beerguy101 (5251) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2002 version - Deep red color, medium foamy head. Malty and smooth. Spice with nutmeg and ??. Flavor is complex. A little taste of raisins and figs. Malty and not very hoppy. Lots of flavor, subtle and diverse. Nice beer. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and a little dry. Aftertaste is malty and a little bitter. Nice version this year.
2000 version-Deep Red color, medium head. Roasted malts, full flavor, aggressively hopped. Robust full mouthfeel. Very malty. Finish is crisp. Aftertaste is malty and somewhat bitter.
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours like a holiday beer, nearly black with a deep red tint and creamy tan head with nice scattered lace. Aroma bursting vanilla upfront, then coal, and sweet brown bread. Velvet palate. The throat-coating bready malts are sumptuous, and the creamy vanilla adds a dimension that should be there in beers that already dub themselves as cream beer. If the cream soda flavor was just a little heavier this would fall right apart, but it stands in a nice place. The lingering finish is rich with a blend of cinnamon spicy bitterness and subtle toasted malt. Nice balance. Surprised I never tried this before, it’s very nice.
PorterPounder (5102) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl. - Market Square Liquors, 12 oz bottle. Dark copper pour, khaki head, sticky lacing. Vegetable-like aroma with hints of rhubarb, Christmas spices and a hint of cinnamon. Flavor presents some chocolate, Christmas spices with a citrusy back bone. Good subtle bitterness permeates throughout. Thickish mouthfeel, overall a decent winter warmer.