savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ PDX. Deep brown with a small light tan head. Aroma of toffee, bready malt, fruity and citrus. Flavor is toffee/caramel malt with a medium hop bitterness and some fruity esters. Medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Really nice beer, malty but some hop character balances this only out nicely.
kereltis (33) - Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely hoppy aroma, rich flavor and wonderful warm winter palette . Now this is a true winter ale, pours a lovely dark red and has the most wonderful rich hoppy flavor, perfect for those winter evening in front of the fire. Highly recommended ale and really is a Vinter Varmer.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Laughing Planet. Dark brown in color with a smooth tan head. Slightly nutty taste with some malt and roasted flavors. Not overly roasted...a solid winter beer.
BK7 (725) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Caramel, spice and nuts. Mild roasted flavors. Lightly boozy with a bitter bite at the end. Tasty.
Changed (359) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aged 22oz with Movis. Canít rember appearance. Aroma and flavor is dark and rich: caramel, toffee, a little hops, and a yeasty malt finish. Alcohol presence is in your face, but only ~6 in actuality. A bug, tasty beer-- my favorite winter warmer to date.
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong in terms of flavor, not alcohol content. It tastes like itís 80 proof, but itís only a gentle 6.4%.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Ruby-brown beer with a dark cream colored head. Malt and sweet caramel aroma with light pine. Pine and malt flavor with toffee and light darker malts. Medium bodied. Pine and darker malts linger with light toffee.
CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Dark reddish brown colored with a thin layer of sudsy tan head. Lots of caramel, biscuits and figs in the aroma with a bit of currant and nutty malts at the end. Roasted caramel malt and spiced bread dominate the flavor along with some cocoa, prune and raisin notes in the background. Also some mild herbal hops bitterness in the finish. The body is relatively smooth with plenty of carbonation to round it out. Well-made Winter Warmer with a nice Pacific Northwest style hops bite to it.
AmEricanbrew (5794) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper red color/ ivory head. Nutty, spicy caramel aromas. medium body. Nutty, grainy dark bread, spicy, toffee flavors--classic pnw winter ale
BelgianBeerGal (3138) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle. Pours a darker chestnut color with a very thin, bubbly, khaki head and a little lacing. Relatively light flavor that trends towards fruity, almost perfumey at times. Flavor is hop bitterness but missing some of the malt balance. Agree that there is some spice from the hops where they seem a little green. Fine.