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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Winterland is deep brown to black with amber highlights. The massive brown head deposits large sheets of lace right down to the very last sip. The dark malt and heavy dark chocolate aroma mixed with a slight juniper scent, give Winterland a sort of chocolate covered berry aroma. The rich roasted malt flavor makes it’s appearance first, followed by a dark bitter chocolate flavor. Winterland is reminiscent of a porter or stout with a surprising juniper berry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Rich Chocolate brownie mix malt aroma,just a hint of roastiness, flavor is intially bakers chocolate malts a little bit of bit of chocolate bitterness,the flavor becomes more bitterness emphasis as it warms,actually a very satisfying malt expression,which it was a little more warming. Pleasant chocolate bitterness left on the palate Well done porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
I’ve been waiting nine years for Hinterland to bring this one out of retirement. From 16-oz bottle pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a thick beige head that has some excellent lacing and slow dissipation. Aroma of Bakers chocolate, hint of coffee, some floral hops, and a faint citrus zest. Taste is exactly as I remember back in the early 1990s when I first tried it when Hinterland was brewing in Denmark, Wisconsin. Flavors of toasted dark malt, chocolate, a hint of smoked wood and plenty of tart juniper berries. Finish has a tart bitterness that slowly disappears with some additional aftertaste of chocolate and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep, dark, brooding and moody black, with full opaqueness. The head is frothy, thick and sticky. The aroma is rich with cardboard, musk and spice. It drinks with a rugged, rural edge, with a dirty bite all around the outsides. The juniper adds a unique but hard to discern earthy, tree-like bit to it. Downright Scandinavian, and wonderful. (#4982, 4/12/2013)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Guerde (1288) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2011
(bottle) Jet black pour with a large dark tan head that retains very well and leaves good lacing. If there’s one thing Hinterland can do, it can make a beer look nice in a glass. Aroma is good too, with the juniper making a strong impression which serves to cut through the roast and chocolate smells which creates a nice effect for the olfactory. Coffee is present as well, but I believe this is more of a byproduct of the malts used, and it smells far better than the Luna that had coffee added. Bears a resemblance to GD Yeti. Flavor is also well done, with plenty of roasted malt, dark roasted coffee, chocolate, and the juniper showing up on the tail end of things to accompany the hop bitterness. Some semblance of dark fruit here, but hard pressed to define what it is specifically. Could be chocolate-covered raisin. Mouthfeel is light/medium, and carbonation is good. Overall, this beer is a substantial improvement over the Luna Coffee Stout, and it’s one I’d definitely drink again. Well done Hinterland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Tasted 8/24/11. Pint bottle. Pours opaque with a dark brown hue. Lacing layer of khaki head. Aromas of anise, citrus and spices. Fudge and graham cracker malts. Medium bodied with a nice dry body. Graham cracker and peppery cracker malts. Dark dried fruit and a grassy hop character. Cloying, sticky and bitter finish. Dark chocolate flavor and a rounded palate. I wish I had a few more of these! Very nice sipping!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petrucci914 (910) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Pours a dark brown color with a medium frothy mocha head. Aroma is light juniper, milk chocolate, and light coffee roasts. Taste is very smoofth and almost milky. Very nice balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Very session-able. Excited to try the gin/oak-aged version next week!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
Bottle, 50 cl. Pours black with a small beige head. Roasted malty aroma with notes of chocolate, licorice, herbs. Flavor is herbal, medium sweet, heavy roasted bitter finish, hints of chocolate and coffee. Oily texture, soft carbonation. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at Dutch’s. Black color. Pours with a bigger light brown head, that leaves plenty, thicker lace. A great looking porter. Good bigger earthy hop, nice chocolate, roast, dark chocolate, light coffee. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter carbonation. Kind of a nice, chewy texture. Lightly dry finish. Very smooth and easy drinking. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste. Pretty damn tasty, easy-drinking porter. Very impressive. Smooth, flavorful, and complex, with a satisfying amount of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9426) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Draft at Dutch’s, served in a pint glass. Pours a deep brown color with a finger of soft beige head. Aroma of chocolate, toast, roast, winter spices, and burnt sugar. The flavor is a very smooth version of the same. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel. Really nice surprise.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bkurtz (1061) - MOROCCO - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours very dark with big, creamy head. Chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt notes with some sweetness. Nice, rich mouth feel, velvety. Solid porter.

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