bhensonb (11251) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
My bottle is like BOBANDDOUG’s. Bottled 10/08/07. I’ll put one away. Aroma of rather darkly roasted malt. Some hop as the glass approaches the lips. Reddish tinged amber color with a beige head that is quite refined (bottle conditioned!). Medium bodied with refined carbonation. The flavor is roasted malt with some subtle floral hop and some resin. The finish is fairly dry, with some harsh roast notes, and some floral hop bitter lightly building. A dark winter brew, but not overly Xmased. Could be a year round dark ale.
chrisv10 (11238) - DENMARK - DEC 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from 2009. Hazy brown/amber with medium tan head. Flavour is malt, caramel, nut, hops and sweet.
Christian (11209) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with a small white head. Sweet caramel malty and toffee aroma. Sweet and cloying toffee flavour
thewolf (11191) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, bought @ Kolding Vinhandel.
2009 version. Pours clear amber with a small, creamy, yellowish head. Aroma has fruity hops, coriander, cloves, yeast. Highish, prickly carbonation, fine dryish mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, coriander, lots of cloves, caramel. Good dryness with a relatively long aftertaste. Some anise in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle-pours a rich tan head and copper color. Aroma is medium/dark malt-caramel/some chocolate, dark fruit, some citrus hops. Taste is medium/dark malt-molasses/some chocolate, dark fruit, some citrus hops. OK carbonation. Thanks to decaturstevo for sharing.
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a dark copper color with a very ample tan head.
S: An interesting combination of scents. A lot of spice such as all spice and cinnamon, along with some citrus (mostly orange), and a substantial caramel component.
T: The taste is similar to the nose. The citrus is quite dominant on the front end of the sip. The spices are a bit more muted, but the sweet caramel is the main flavor throughout the middle of the sip. There is a slight pine bitterness on the finish.
M: The body is medium and the carbonation is surprisingly moderate, considering the massive head.
D: The moderate alcohol and pleasant flavors make this beer quite drinkable. I’m not necessarily the biggest fan of Winter Warmers, but this one has a nice combination of flavors and aromas.
rlgk (11026) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber/mahogany beer with à beige head. Malty aroma, milky, yeasty, à little roasted, some spices, bready. Spicy flavor, malty, hoppy, some fruits, nice body. Malty finish with spices.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta
Dark amber, fhothy off-white head, sweet malt aroma, light sweet malt flavor, only a hint of spices
more spices with a bitter spice finish,
Score: 2.9 to 3.1
sweet spiced chocolate malt aroma with a hint of roasted, rich chocolate malt flavor, light spices, an aged sample so it may be that the spices have faded to allow the chocolate to come through,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Pinball (10869) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
big bottle shared by ungstrup
clear brown, smooth light brown head.
hoppy aroma, faint malts. nice..
flavor is bitter hops, sweet caramel, sweet malts.
gunnfryd (10838) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. copper colour with a beige head. Aroma is spices, alcohol, cloves, toffee. Flavour is spices, hop, malt, cloves. OK beer