RateBeer
overall
88
96
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 560   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our "winter warmer" ale, brewed with copious helpings of English malts and US and English hops, a ruddy hued "Imperial ESB" in style. Full malty flavors dancing with powerful hop aromas and a lingering, firm hop bitterness. Seasonally available from mid October to February.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Aroma: bread, raisin, woody, earthy Appearance: clear amber, tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1672) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours reddish copper with a one finger tan head which fades to very little lacing. Aroma is of toasted bready malts, sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, toffee, brown sugar, and some light booze. Taste is about the as the aroma with the addition of some light pine and spicy hops. Has a medium body with a semi-creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, long finish. Overall, a pretty nice winter warmer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tia (1620) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Tap @ Jack Browns. Caramel color and aroma., lighter and hoppier than I thought it would be. Not bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
solidfunk (7007) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Some hint of spice here. Light vegetable aroma. Some sweet malt. Pours cloudy amber with OK head. Light sweet finish. Cask at Churchkey.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GenDV138 (5502) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Clear dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of toast, biscuit, light citrus. Tastes of woody notes, citrus, toast, biscuit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rondphoto (3743) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 7, 2015
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark amber color, two finger beige head, broken curtain of lace. Aroma of malt. Taste is bracing malt that stays big through a carbonated swallow, moving to a spicy, hoppy finish. Solid brew, but also heavy and off-balance.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hman43 (980) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Light brown with some lacing. Burbon with malt aroma. Malty, Burbon taste with a kick of alcohol.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stoutgap (55) - Indiana, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle to snifter,small off white diminishing head with sparce lacing copper ruby in color. Average roasted aroma. Thin medium light body, average carbonation with a short bitter finish. Rather an unimpressive beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1245) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - JAN 18, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle from Liquor Depot of Dover (Dover, DE). Poured cloudy, amber in color with a small beige head and some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is malty and bready, combined with some dark fruit notes. Taste is malty, some bitter notes and some booze in there too. Not bad enjoyable beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
LetsGoState (774) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Appearance is amber with small white head. Aroma is a bit lacking punch. Taste is bitter hops with a slight amount of alcohol. Overall not the best winter ale out there.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 56


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50