19Ei8hty (1110) - Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty, roasted malt backbone. Strong caramel and some molasses. A little chewy bread. Orange peel notes with some pine and spice. Enjoyable.
tmongoose (927) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft pours dark amber/light brownish color with off white head. aroma is of cinnamon and sweet malt. flavor was rather thickish considering it a winter warmer. taste of cinnamon and hints of chocolate and sweet malt. not a real favorite but the warmer it got the better it was.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear brown color with small beige head. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, some pleasant hoppiness and some fruitiness. Flavor starts sweetish with pretty thick maltiness, some caramel, hints of chocolate and light fruitiness with a nice bitter, somewhat earthy and spicy, hoppy finish with malt still in the background. Medium-bodied. After I pour the residue left in the bottle, the beer gets a slightly yeasty character. The hoppy balance makes this one quite enjoyable.
Chudwick (1530) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle - pours amber/brown with beige head and light lacing. Nose is caramel and alcohol. Aroma adds a resin quality and a spicy finish. Medium body with thin texture. Sweet at first and quickly turns bitter. I do look forward to drinking the next five, but could do without the metallic aftertaste.
Fratto (2438) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Cavie. Medium brown pour with an off-white head. Aroma is light malt, sweetness, and Laffy Taffy. Taste is sweet, floral, and cardboard. Awkward finish.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served on tap.
Arrived a dark copper with a thin off-white head. The aroma was overwhelmingly belgian. A lot of banana and clove with maybe a touch of maltiness. Thought I was drinking a witbier.
The flavor was much like the smell. A lot of banana and not a whole lot of malt character. There was a moderate bitterness that came in towards the finish. I didnít really detect any spices or anything that would make this a winter warmer. I seriously thought this beer was a dunkelweizen.
drowland (5683) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/22/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Clear red pour with a nice, fluffy tan head that cuts to a film but laces plenty. The aroma shows bubblegum, caramel, spices, and a nice orange peel aspect. Sweet malty flavor hits first with plenty of caramel then shows spice and orange peel. Iím not sure what is actually in this, if anything, but something about this screams spices, oranges, and possibly even Belgian yeast. Surprisingly tasty!
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice spiced aroma - not too much and is Christmas malt. Red amber color, clear and pours with a nice head. Balanced taste, some sweetness and more spice. Medium body, good texture, average carbonation. Good choice for a Christmas ale.
crazyvin (1797) - New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice copper-red body with a tan head that had no retention and a slight amount of lace. Aroma had big malt notes mostly caramel, but there was some biscuit, toast and a hint of cocoa. Flavor was similar with a interesting buttered toast flavor, that complemented the sweetness from the caramel malts. Some mild molasses. Hops came through and as described came as almost a spicy note. A nice warming sense in the after taste. Decent.
matthewjk (800) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2011
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tis the season to try winter ales! Damnit, tried to stay local and support Christian Moerlein, yes, I understand this is not brewed here right now, but this is god awful--sorry. Nice appearance and even aroma perhaps, but the vinegar bite this thing has! Chocolate?!? Seriously didnít detect any chocolate sweetness as advertised. Astringent, not good, but I have to finish 4 more because I canít waste beer. I should have just picked up another Bells Two Hearted.