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.
biirusaikou (1446) - - JUN 2, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at SL Beer Hall. Toffee, raisin, all spice, quite varming indeed. Not bad for a xmas brew but unfortunately imported off-season...
shoulderbroken (2960) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at BCS. Dark fruit and spice, Gingerbread, biscuits, nice. Good stuff.
vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear dark bronze with an off-white head. The aroma has horehound candy, caramel, toast and an English yeastiness. It has a medium smooth body with lots of soft carbonation. The flavor starts off with caramel, thick toast, overdone bread and earthy hops. The finish is earthy, woody and rustic with just a touch of the horehound candy. Pretty nice.
nimbleprop (6168) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a translucent, garnet amber with some spitty, off white head. Nose has mild spice, malt, a little bread, mild raisin. Flavor has orange, raisin, mild soap, malt, mild spice. Finishes a bit oily.
zoucrew102 (949) - - NOV 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber, thanks ctomson! Roasted malt aroma with subtler notes of nuts and a bit of caramel. Pours dark brown with a thin light brown head and some lacing. Starts with a lot of roasted malt with a touch of nuttiness. Finishes a bit dry but smooth with the nuttiness coming forward with a bit of caramel sweetness followed by a very slight bitter bite. Nice, medium bodies winter warmer.
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear darker reddish brown color with a moderate light brown head on there. Nose is nice and toasty, with some bread coming through with some subtle nuts. Taste has some good toasting, and is very crisp with a good bite. I like it.
thegreenrooster (3603) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a dark red with a small tan head. Aroma is slight chocolate malt with some toffee and tobacco. Flavor is dry and roast malts with again an ever so slight chocolate. Follow up flavors are caramel and toffee with almost a spicy rye earthiness. This was decent and on the low end of ABV for a winter warmer which made for a good weekday drink.
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at St. John winter fest - pours clear dark amber with thick head. Nose of malt, booze, and coffee. Taste of smoky booze, malt, and rum. Nice and warming.
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Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy amber color. Sips med bodied and very well ballanced. Slight hop bitter balance in the middle to make this a very smooth a seemingly session able brew, but the abv is 6+....so careful :). Winter warmer, why not. Sessi in able amber, yes.
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 22oz Bottle - Pours crimson red with a tan head. Aroma and flavors are subtly complex in a way that you can tell their there but don’t come through in the fashion that you’d expect from a winter seasonal. Hops and Malts are the showcase but once again SUBTLE. I purchase one bottle every year and it does changes a little year to year. Not Bad, but not delicious.