DWestrick (420) - 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.
thicksuds (417) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid winter beer, nice and malty, but not too thick, surprisingly light for a winter beer, spices present, but again not overpowering, hops present, but very slight. One of the more light and refreshing winter beers I have had, so if you donít want to fill up on your beer this is a great choice that doesnít lose too much in the flavor dept.
6ROW (406) - 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.
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...canít 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.
DavidWoodruff (390) - 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.
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 (382) - 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.
BeerBaron617 (358) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I got this courtesy of my pops. It pours a reddish amber with a small white head. I think this is a solid, no frills, refreshing ale. Itís not mindblowing, but I donít think it was meant to be. Would be great with good pizza, or a burger. Good stuff. Cheers!
ESBob (357) - Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish, toffee brown with off white head. Aroma is lightly roasted malts, light toffee. Taste is dark bread, roast malt, hint of vanilla possibly. A smooth drinker....a really nice winter offering from Goose Island, will buy again.