novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Mediocre toffee colored pour. Tastes like it looks, which is simple and forgettable.
screigh (423) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark copper color with a small head. I can smell the rye but cannot taste it. Taste is a bit tart and a little dry. I even get the slightest hint of tobacco in the flavor. While this isn’t mind blowing it is very decent and differnt from what I would have thought a "winter" would be.
Sizzler80 (423) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby red pour with a small white head and lacing. Very aromatic. Hops, dark fruit, caramel, grass, whisky, bread.
Quite bitter from the hops and sweet from the caramel and dark fruit, raisin. There is a very slight warmth from the liquor. The flavours are more subdued but all are there. Slight spice, tea and pepper.
All in all an enjoyable brew.
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johnnyoski (415) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, light brown pour with a thin tan head. Caramel, cocoa and nutty aroma. Nutty flavor with rye to give it some bite. Tones of roasted malt, coffee and wood are also present. Dry texture with average carbonation. Not bad, but I was hoping for more unique flavors that are present in other Winter seasonal beers.
DWestrick (414) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in chicago. Great color and great winter style. Smooth and quite an impressive beer. Goose island did a great job once again.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a darker dull brown amber with a thin bubbly white sudsy head. Smells like an ESB, wet grains, spicy toasted malts, caramel, light floral hop bite. This stuff is very mellow, a rye ESB, softly spicy, softly malty, softly bitter, slightly chewy and bready, light floral hops. Medium/light bodied with sharp carbonation.A really nice balance for very drinkable beer. I really need to find more of this...can’t seem to find this in this area very easy.
BillHick420 (400) - North Dakota, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a white head. Fruity aroma, some raisin and caramel notes, however somewhat bland as this brew lacks depth.
Jethro6191 (400) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark cooper/brown with a ivory head. Nice lacing. Subtle aroma with chocolate, toffee, and fruity notes. Spicy fruit, vanilla, toffee, caramel, and bread flavors. Thin with a watery mouthfeel.
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with white head. Light grainy rye and toffee aroma. Similar taste with a bit of a sour mash rye finish. This beer is medium body dark full of flavor and low alcohol, I want more.
6ROW (397) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2009
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
brown pour with small off white head. great change to the normal winter ale.great use of rye.