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.
slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. Limited Release bottling. Hoppy nose, with a nicely balanced taste. Malty yet crisp. Dry hop?
Festive and warming without the spice. Dangerously smoooooth.
Don’t Drink and Bike!!!
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2007
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Inviting aroma of christmas trees waft above this cola/crimson elixir with off white head. Rich and meaty, this bad boy gives you full throttle cherries, caramel, cocoa and IPA level hops. WOW! This is outstanding, and certainly my kind of beer. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with a new taste sensation in every swirl and swallow. Tremendous!
WABeerChick (25) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 26, 2004
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a great beer from a great brewer. Well balanced, nice hop and malt combination. The color is nice. Good for cozying up with the one you love.
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. Can’t 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.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a good-sized off-white head. Aroma is sweet dark fruits, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is nuts, caramel, toffee, dark fruits, and hops. Medium mouthfeel with a nice warmth. This is a good beer...a little under-rated IMO. Very enjoyable.
VertBaconStrips (2069) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium brown, wonderful pour with light tan creamy head that never leaves. Soft sweet caramel, light milk chocolate, toffee, nice mellow citrus. Good inviting sweet bitterness paves the way for soft malts and plenty of fruits, cherry woodiness, Excellent fruit, orange, light soft yummy spice. This is really really really tasty. Mild bitterness. Soo smooth so awesome. What an excellent beer. Smooth creamy finish.
Gooney (388) - 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.
boFNjackson (4127) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap... Poured a hazy, deep ruby with an off-white head. Roasted, dry-malt on the nose. Really chewy palate, you can feel a lot of fizz on the back of your tongue. Chalky hops with a caramel-malt balance. Has a silky element which is really contrasty that I like. Nice sweet, tart-hop finish. Their seasonals have been really good lately.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - DEC 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rich robust brown much like a porter. Notes of spice, chocolate and caramel on the nose. Flavor is rich and wonderfully balance. Flavor highlights of berry, toffee, chocolate and grapefruit. Nice head retention. Medium body with a real pleasant finish that has me begging for more. A real winter treat!