johnnyoski (445) - 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.
BillHick420 (438) - 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.
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.
6ROW (417) - 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.
Cousin_Larry (415) - - NOV 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours amber with a nice head that gives way to solid lacing. Aroma is similar to flavor - a very good toffee flavor with only a hint of bitterness. I just wish this mild ale was classified correctly so I could get credit on ratebeer.
DavidWoodruff (409) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Dark brown with brown head.
Aroma: Some roasted malt notes with a hint of toffee.
Flavor: Coffee, earth and toast with little hop bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied with medium carbonation.
Overall: A good example of a British Mild. Rate Beer Editor - please consider re-categorizing this beer.
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.
iabeerguy (392) - Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A decent winter ale. Brown color pour with a off-white head. Smell of malts and spice. Flavor is slightly nutty, spicey, and sweet. Not a bad brown ale. I would choose Sam Adams winter over this one.
JohnQPublic (387) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ BTAH. Pours clear, dark amber, with a fluffy off-white head. Nose is a bit toasty, just a bit of breadcrust, hint of dark brown sugar sweetness. Hard to get a handle on. Taste is toasty, breadcrust, with a nice lush, slightly roasty finish. There’s a sweetness there from the rye that’s held in check by the dryness. Slight hop character, blends in with the rye. Restrained carbonation, medium body.
weitz15 (383) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light, malty aroma. Mahogony pour with a medium frothy white head. Flavor of roasted malts and very light on the hops. Light spice presence, but this would be better with more bite.