rymould (7) - Three Bridges, New Jersey, USA - JAN 26, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Harpoon Winter Warmer pours a striking copper color with a small off white head, which bubbled away very quickly. Dominating aromas are cloves, vanilla and cinnamon. Blended together, it is honestly a bit medicinal. Lots of mixed flavors going on, mainly cinnamon and clove. Harpoon Winter Warmer is quite sweet, medium bodied and a little less than average carbonation.
Overall: Not terrible, but not great. The flavors are decent, but not something I could drink all the time. Glad I tried it though!
BenTheTwin (7) - Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not super exciting to me. Not a lot of nose and a little acidic for my taste. But not a bad pint.
sawbuck (129) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aromas of licorice, spice, brown sugar and cinnamon. Lively carbination on the pour copper amber in color..head dissapates quickly. Taste is very nod descript. Heavy cinnamon, with some spices. Little to no malt flavors. Finishes fairly flat with some bitterness..but disapears quickly.
podey (468) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first time I had this I loved it with itís spice notes. Since then I had had a bottle or two that have had overwhelming cinnamon notes. This makes it harder to rate. The first bottle I tried had a lovely balance of spice. Gingerbready and candy-like, it is a nice addition to the holiday season.
superspak (1464) - Michigan, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/15/2013. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, toast, biscuit, clove, and light herbal hops. Nice aromas with good strength and solid balance; very fruity and malty, with a fair amount of spices. Taste of caramel, raisin, prune, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, nutmeg, ginger, bread, light banana, light clove, and light herbal. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, nutmeg, ginger, bread, light banana, light clove, and herbal on the finish for a bit. Solid flavor balance and complexity; a big malt backbone and light complimenting spices; with minimal cloying flavors present on the finish. A little bland on flavor as well. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is ok. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is a decent winter warmer. Moderate spicing and big maltiness with minimal cloying; and quite smooth to drink. A fairly enjoyable offering.
bdgf06 (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice aroma. Great winter beer. Nice tones. Great way to extend fall beer season.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sloshgator (168) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Harpoon Winter Warmer is a pretty decent winter seasonal. Faint aroma of cinnamon and other spices, but the head is thin and dissipates too quickly. Taste is nicely balanced with the spice flavors. Nice body but not too heavy like many other winter seasonals. Winter Warmer is pretty decent, but not particularly outstanding.
dp (602) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
citrus, dough, nutmeg aroma with cinnamon, lightly sour, lightly bitter, light sweetness, light body, average carbonation, more bitter than sweet, enjoyable
unclemike (1885) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with reddish hue with half inch head that disspates fairly quickly. A little lacing, medium body, medium/light carbonation, and spice aroma (mostly nutmeg). Taste is nutmeg, off taste in the middle, and a hint of cinnamon. Ok beer, nothing special for me
AKThunder (152) - New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yet again, Harpoon keeps impressing me. This delicious beer has some nutmeg, Cinnamon, and did I taste ginger? This is one of the better Holiday beers I have had, and another reason why Harpoon is one of the best American Breweries.