bpreo (1984) - 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 (7306) - 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 (798) - 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 (6282) - 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 (3334) - 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.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the brewery - Greats you with a nice, warm dark copper glow and a slightly off-white head. Hoppy aroma, but not too bitter on the flavor. This is a very good one. Makes me want to cozy up in front of a fire after a day of shredding the mountain.
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy copper,fast fading beige head.Carmel & brown sugar nose.Sugary sweet start,mellow molasses mid,very late arriving medium hop end
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz Bomber f/Secret Santa-Cloudy copper pour w/a slight tan head & good lacing which lasted thru the brew.Roasted malt aroma. Roasted malt flavor w/traces of caramel & nuts, but also has a nice floral hop bite on the finish. Smooth easy drinking Winter Warmer w/a long malty finish. Nice brew, not overly complex, but enjoyable.
Reid (2051) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz from "Lambís Thriftway" Wilsonville, OR. $5.49
Pours a handsome chesnut brown with some dark red hints and a gorgeous thick tan head.
Very malty aroma to this one, caramel,cereal and bread dominate
Taste is also malt driven..semi-bitter malts..dark chocolate, french Roast Coffee and some hazelnut.Some candysugar sweetness then finished off by a deep hop bitterness..thats lasts.
Nice mouthfeel, not to shabby.
Overall a nice malty winter beer.
mattdev (74) - Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ the airport Laurelwood. Pours a brownish clear red with a pillowy head that is quite thin. A bit lighter and thinner than other typical winter ales. Smell is biscuity and roasty with some hints of spice; specifically cinnamon and nutmeg. Slight malt coming through on the nostrils. Taste is big on burnt toast, caramel, heavy malt and maple flooding the mid palate, all leading to a lovely toasty, malty and bitter finish.