PorterPounder (4937) - 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.
TheBeerGod (4903) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2010 GABF 2006. Draft. Copper body. Small tanned head. Nose is spices, sweet malts, hop notes and caramel. Taste is spices (cinnamon and nutmeg, perhaps), hops, caramel, chewy malts, and fruit notes (citrus and hints of dark fruits). Body is medium with moderate carbonation. Ends with more spices, hops, and chewy malts. Light toffee notes, too. Original rating - 8, 3, 7, 3, 15 - 3.6
Bottle - 10/24/2010. Dark brown with a short beige head. Aroma is spicy with cocoa, caramel, light toffee and chocolate notes. Taste is bitter and with spicy hops, bakers chocolate, light caramel, toffee and spices. Body is medium with a strong, fluffy carbonation. Ends with more spices, earthy hops, cocoa, dark chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brownish red, dense spongy head. Nice brown sugar, molassess, maybe slightly smoky aroma. Earthy and smoky flavors at forst, then an odd but likeable herbal note - oregano, maybe? - and a touch of cinnamon.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a winter beers tasting at Norma Jean. Reddish brown color with a beige head. Fruity aroma, pretty malty, with a bit of floral honey and jam. Malty flavor with light sweetness at first, some fruitiness, and a bitter hoppy finish, slightly floral. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice.
jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at pony bar with Brendan, Andrew and Feng. Pours a deep murky amber with light off white lacing. Pours a hazy amber with no head. Aroma is faint malt, pretty bland. Mouthfeel is medium to thin with bland notes of malt, fruit, pils, light cocoa and spice.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - NOV 11, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This dark brown nectar of the gods was awesome. I liked the malt and floral flavors with the hint of hops. Of course a brew from the northwest has to have Hops. This was a lighter version of most Winter wamers but was stil a great beer for the style.
mar (4464) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
black pour with not much of a head just some lingering lacings. licorice and malts on the nose with some other spices. easy on the palate with a nice taste of piney hops.
notalush (4450) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany, with a bright white, sudsy lace - nose of raisin, date, tobacco, chocolate, some earthy, oxidized character - the flavor is dry spices and herbs up front, followed by some cocoa character - a wee bit of tartness, and even a subtle oakiness precedes some toffee, roasted nuts, tobacco - touches of nutmeg - finishes warming, with a sudden but welcome kick of hops - a nicely balanced ale, and at 6.50 a six pack, you canít go wrong.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle, BBD 041106 from Blue Max in Burnsville, MN. Dark translucent brown with a lasting thick off-white fluffy head, touch of fine lacing...nose of sweet spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, earthy malts, and an unfortunately large dollop of plastic...body somewhat on the thin side, roasty, moderately sweet, with caramel maltiness and large hops towards the finish....seems fairly dry and "flat" in the flavor department to me. Big disappointment.
presario (4420) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 25, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ruby colour, light foam head. Beautiful hop aroma. Hop flavour nicely built on a malt foundation. Light alcohol finish.