badwhale (391) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to sampler cup. Poured a dark orange / brown . Had a smokey flavor, with some hop notes & decent subdued malt flavor. Pretty good, but maybe on the watery side.
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.
ESBob (379) - 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.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - MAR 9, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grainy, toasted malts, and sweet toffee aroma. Caramel malty sweet, spice and grains, buttered biscuits, all for flavors. Somewhat chewy mouthfeel. Not real complex but ok.
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!
spilledpint (346) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from HyVee Marion
Ar: Roasty aroma with notes of nuts and chocolate.
Ap: Pours a medium brown with red streaks. Cream colored frothy head lasts a long time. Spotty lace.
T: A bit of sweetness up front, but this isnít overly sweet. Nice roasty body with a good nuttyness and some spicyness (probably from the rye). The finish is spicy, with a touch of black pepper along with a moderate coffee flavor. Nicely balanced with a refreshing hop bitterness.
P: Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice session body.
O: Very impressed. A nice roasty beer thatís perfectly sessionable.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had a glass at Island Girl in Atlantic Beach... Good flavor, light bodied for what it looks like. Mild winter is a great name, not a heavy winter beer but great balance.
astrofrk (341) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red-amber. Small, white head. Aroma: Grains, rye, malt. Flavor: Multi-grain bread, rye, hops. Grainy finish.
When I think of beers with a grainy taste, I think of some of the worst beers on the shelf. This one is decent though nothing great, just drinkable.
drywallman (338) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured medium brown with a moderately long lasting head. The malt reminded me of caramel with brown sugar, but not sticky sweet, and having a slightly dry rye edge. The hops balanced well and were a spruce and herbal combo. It drank easily and cleanly. Very well made and one you could drink more than one of at a time.