mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasantly surprised with this tasty Winter Warmer. Pours a ebony brown color. Forms a solid 2" creamy and thick light tan head with superb retention. Thick rings of lacing adhere to the sides of the glass. Rich and fruity aromas of raisins, figs, dates, molasses and brown sugar are noted upfront with some faint notes of coffee and caramel. Full and thick mouthfeel; very smooth and creamy. Flavor profile is predominantly sweet with lots of dark dried fruit, balck licorice, molasses and burnt caramel candies. Just a touch of hop bitterness and well hidden alcohol emerge to tame the sugary sweetness. For $8.99 per sixer from Stateline in MD this is a great value big winter ale.
LetsGoState (654) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is small white head with deep brown color. Aroma is a bit sweet. Taste is sweet malts with a kick of alcohol. Overall not the best, not the worst.
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a half finger, tan, creamy head. Dark brown color with a reddish tone. Smells of molasses, dried cherries, caramel, sugar and some faint nuttiness. On the palate it is medium-full bodied and creamy tight. It has a solid malt base that's on the sweeter side that's making me think of cherry Ludens. Backed up with peat, earthy hops and nutty in the back. This beer is solid.
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samsmith33 (512) - - JAN 11, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2015 Aroma: barley. Brown ale.Appearance: black. Little white head.Taste: weak caramel, veggie.Feel is very very flat. On tap at blend.
foustburgh (1) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Taste great, love the idea that my money goes to helping a cool sanctuary. Keep up the great work.
katrinaez (368) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Great winter warmer. Subtle spices deep flavors of malts and some barley. Sweetness is light and finished warm like promised. Plus benefits the local wolf preserve. You can?t go wrong. Tap
dlovell2 (1091) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2015 Pours dark brown with an amber tint and a tan head. Roasted malt and dark dried fruit aroma. Dark Malty start with molasses and dark chocolate. followed by dark dried fruit and dried cherries. Finishes roasted malt and some yeastiness. Nice dark malty brew.
hfmejias (929) - Dover, Delaware, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Pours clear, dark brown, nice tan head and decent lancing on the glass. Aroma of malts, caramel and some dark fruits. Taste is consistent and bit of roasted malts, some fruit, sweet caramel. Definitely a warmer... Enjoyable and quite interesting. (#800thrating, #hellyeah)
60minuteman (992) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Wegmans. Aroma is spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, malt, pine and hop. Taste is the same. A touch of yeast and alcohol. Some Belgian qualities to it. More hoppy than I would have thought. Good character. Definitely a warming winter brew. Similar to Brrr from Widmer.
joeyplush (648) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to my nephew Sean for this beer . Excellent spice and dark malt aftertaste - very piney taste and palate. Reminds me of anchor christmas beer and yards poor Richards.
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Beergeek23322 (2595) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/30/2014. On tap at the brewery. dark brown with a tan head. Malty caramel aromas, hints of booze, dark fruit with a sweet malty finish. Very good, but not something I could drink a lot of.