closey22 (568) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep cloudy brown with lasting tan head aroma is of slight cinnamon Flava is dry and roasty with some hints of spice not overly spiced or sweet finishes dry feels rich Merry Christmas
HeadyDE (362) - Delaware, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sample draft at newark brewpub..served with a cinnamon sugar rimmed glass..negative expectations going into this one but wanted to try anyway..cant say very much positive about this.the most memorable thing about this is the odd rimming of the glass, and not in a good way..this smells and tastes like a summer sipper to me..after having some more favorful and better winter warmers recently..this offering just doesnt cut it..
Leafs93 (1503) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is nutmeg, cinnamon and caramel. Taste is sweet and spicy. Solid.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Phoenixville BrewPub: Aroma of spices, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Poured dark brown/very deep orange in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that greatly diminished but lasted around the edges. Hazy. Slightly sparkling. Flavor is medium sweet. Tastes of malt, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, slight chocolate, faint molasses, slight cola, and some roasting. Medium body. Lightly dry, lightly chalky texture. Soft to average carbonation. Malt, spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, slight chocolate finish is dry.
obxdude10 (1942) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft at the Phoenixville restaurant. The beer pours a dark brown color with a sizable beige head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, along with some earthy and bready notes. The body is very smooth and easily drinkable. The flavors are extremely well-balanced and delicious, with seasonal spiced flavors. Iron Hillís Winter Warmer is definitely one of the best winter seasonals Iíve tasted in a long time, maybe even ever! Very delicious!
pilgrimoutlaw (637) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Phoenixville. Tastes like Jaegermeister. Pours brown with tan head. Cinnamon, cloves, brown sugar, ginger. Moderately sweet, low bitterness. Full, creamy bodied. Decent winter beer, but not my cup of tea.
eaglefan538 (2800) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the Newark location. Rim only half coated w cinnamon/sugar as requested - nice! Pour is deep dark brown with definite choco colored head, decent initial size, little lacing left behind. Aroma of robust spices, toasted bananas, faint chocolate. Flavor all that followed with nuts, tons of brown sugar, blended toasty/roasty notes, faint molasses. Mouthfeel smooth and a tad silky. About as stellar as a spiced, brown, or non dIPA holiday beer could be! Nice jobl Justin!
LilBeerDoctor (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at IH Newark. Pours a cloudy brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of wintery spices (clove, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg) and anise star. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, plus the above spices. This is not your average spiced beer- the spices are well melded and more than just cinnamon and nutmeg. Also the base beer is solid. The cinnamon rim augments, but does not obscure. Great winter warmer!
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Wilmington. Hazy chesnut, thin white small bubbled ring, light wisp. Nose is soft, lightly toasted dates and dough, bit of banana esters. Flavor is equally soft, more toasty, less date more banana bread, dryer through soft low carbonation bitterness. Overall pretty sweet and muted but with decent grain and esters to add complexity, and certainly drinkable. Ask for it without the cinnamon gloss as the brewery likes serving this despite it adding sweetness and spice that masks the malt balance and reduces the beer to a thinner, watery contrast.
GMCC2181 (1479) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at IH Wilmington. Brown in color not much head. The bartenders rim the glass with some brown sugar... I could of done with out that... anyway. Smells nutty and malty. Taste is like a brown ale. Lots of nuts, strong malt backbone with some winter spices. Medium body and carbonation level.. Overall: Nice winter ale...