wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
crystal clear copper body with a great lasting off white head that leaves beautiful lacing. Solid toffee aroma with a hint of vanilla and just a bit of orange brightness. Bittersweet caramel vanilla raisin flavor with some spicy pine and a hint of orange. long balanced bittersweet toffee/caramel raisin orange finish lingering dry spicy pine and tart raisin. light to medium body. at first seems like an fairly uninteresting session beer but when you really give it some thought it becomes quite complex.
Ttheilen (449) - USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a nice tan head. Smells of dark chocolate, coffee and nuts with a little caramel. Flavor is smooth with a little chocolate and dark malts and coffee with little hops. Finish is still smooth with a bite of bitterness.
nybol (1120) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Let humlet, let prikken, mild vinter. Næ, den bliver mere og mere humlet. Den er rigtig god. Må prøve den til gås engang...ja bare fordi.
arnold931 (1193) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Chrome Horse. Pours clear burgundy with off white head. Nose and taste is caramel and toffee. With some very mild bitterness. Pretty good.
beastmaster (377) - Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark pour with tan white clingy head. Malty aroma, oatmeal, grain, light caramel and bready. A bit watery not thick. Beer tastes better when warmer.
cubbysaturn (3) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 9, 2015 does not count
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
I’ve only had this beer once when I was on vacation in Chicago in the middle of February sounds crazy right? But this beer will warm you right up. Love it!
GreatDane1632 (1158) - North Dakota, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewhouse during St Patty’s festivities -- I like this as a brown, was "meh" about it as an ESB. Go Browns.
Darkmagus82 (2196) - - AUG 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 10-29-12-
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep copper/mahogany color with a big white head. The big bubbles entrapped within the head pop over time to leave a wonderful level of lacing on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma is a blend of a bready, roasted, and yeasty smells. Mixed with these aromas are a very light spice and nutty aroma as well.
Taste – The taste begins of a bready and slightly caramel and brown sugar sweetened flavor. As the taste advances some roasted and spice flavors then come to the taste. The sweeter flavors lose a big of their ground more toward the end as some hop flavors begin coming to the tongue. With the hop flavors, which are mainly earthy in nature, comes some spice flavors as well which in the end leave a nice roasty flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well.
Overall- A fairly decent winter ale as it’s not too heavy and yet maintains a nice flavor profile.
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear amber body with white head. Lots of caramel malt on this, along with plenty of spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with rye spice. A good winter ale.
hotstuff (4762) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 1-29-2011 at Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest (Indianapolis, IN). This beer has a small smooth ivory head that mostly diminishes, amber transparent body, very little carbonation noted, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is caramel malt, bread, light toffee, and semi-sweet. The taste is semi-sweet, caramel malt, bready, and lightly spicy. This beer has a lively mouth feel and this is a medium bodied beer. Overall, this is an easy drinking beer and not overly spicy tasting. It is worth trying and is a beer I would drink again.