Gethinbeer (1822) - Musky, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber colour with a thin white head. Medium carbonation. rich malt, caramel with a very pleasant vanilla background. Nice beer. Smooth texture. weak aroma.
Lagerboy (670) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper wiht a small off white head. Sweet vanilla malt aroma and taste.Low hopped and softly carbed, a little too flat and oily. Sweet finish. I swear this used to be better. LF (Lagerboy Friendly)
sseb69 (1260) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bouteille 341 ml. 5.5 Bayside Lounge Vancouver. Couleur ambrée foncé, mousse beige. Arôme malt, caramel, vanille. En bouche, malt, vanille, Très bonne.
gramity (1056) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark amber, lively carbonation with a small head. A somewhat bitter nose with a malty undertone. Some hints of alcohol. The flavor is mostly vanilla with some sweet malts present. Body is average the finish is full of vanilla bean.
reebtogi (3266) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
341 mL bottle poured an amber color with big off-white head and some fine lacing. Aromas of vanilla and some other spices. Taste is moderately sweet with some vanilla and possibly nutmeg. This is not too bad as a winter seasonal beer.
thepegjett (1262) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Roasted caramel and toffee A - Dark amber T -Sweet plus M - Medium body and medium carbonation O - Amazing aroma
Jagooar (18) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s always nice to see this winter ale back on the shelves in the fall. Very sweet, rich flavour. Caramel, vanilla tones. Rich, smooth texture. At the end of the day, I wouldn’t want more than a few a year. Just too sweet. But it is nice to pick a few up each year and have a treat. But for an everyday beer, no thank you.
Malakin (466) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Sugary sweet with a strong artificial taste of vanilla. I was given a six pack of this beer and will pass on the remaining five bottles to someone else.
Crel (37) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber color with a thin rapidly dissipating head. Very little carbonation. The aroma is very bread like to the exclusion of pretty much everything else. It tastes nothing like it smells however. Very sweet and malty. Vanilla and brown sugar are the most dominant flavors. The taste brings to mind that of instant oatmeal. Mouthfeel is quite thin. Not what I would think of when I imagine a winter ale. Glad I tried it, but not one I will go back to.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at GI taproom. Pour a clear, light mahogany with an off-white head. Doughy, spicey vanilla aroma with a hint of burnt sugar. Flavor of doughy, bready malts, vanilla, spice, crème brûlée-ish cream and burnt sugar hints. Slightly viscous, moderate body. Overall experience is not unlike a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Very nice and holiday appropriate. I like this way more than I would have expected to.