AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of Exiled. Clear copper red color/ tan head. Vegetal, salty, gark bread aromas. medium bodied. Lightly sweet caramel, roasted nuts, canned vegetable flavors.
Mora2000 (5358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. My first beer from this brewery.
The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is grass and some toffee, not really what I was expecting in this beer but not too bad. The flavor is similar, with a few differences. I get a lot of toffee and caramel malt, along with some grassy hops. The flavor is pretty sweet overall. For a beer dubbed “winter warmer,” I was expecting some sort of spicing in the beer which I don’t get. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. OK, but not very complex and not too exciting.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Exiled) Pours a clear orange body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, raisins, and caramel. Flavor of raisins, earth, light cocoa, and some bread.
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy exiled. Clear orange color with amber tints. Little carbonation. Aroma is woody with some body odor notes. Musty and old. Flavor is a bit sweet with some older elements. Musty flavor as well. Finishes a bit sweet with some maltedness.
5000 (6031) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Bright fiery caramel, thin sudsy off-white head, spotty lacing.   Dull caramel malty nose, low/subtle spices.   A little vegetal on the tongue, otherwise sweet maltiness with some caramel.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Dull vegetal caramel on the finish.   This one was from last year.   A little over the hill me thinks.   Fresh might be more interesting.   Thanks Clint for sharing!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark plum, wet oxidized wood. Pale amber, strong creamy head. No real depth here, comes off like a strong amber, don’t get what I would call any ’old ale’ character. Little cinnamon in the finish.
Drjohnrock (427) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at tapping party at Christy’s Rathskellar. Dark amber color, unassuming aroma, tan head that slowly diminished with good lacing, sweet, well rounded malt flavor that thankfully wasn’t too heavy on the spices (a common problem with winter/Christmas beers). Much better than I remember it from when it was first introduced.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle courtesy of alexdad06. Thanks! Pours a clear copper with a thin offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, citrus hops. Taste is toasted malts, caramel, green apple, spice, hoppy finish. Medium bodied, smooth and tasty.
phaleslu (5878) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle from Bigg’s in Hyde Park. Pours a nice clear copper color with an inch-thick white head. Aroma of caramel malts, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, hops, and floral notes. Flavor was sweet and lightly spiced, with honey, caramel malts, the same spices as above and maybe a little pepper to boot, and gingerbread. Light bodied, and too watery and thin on the palate- could have used some more body. Decent winter brew.
Frank (2393) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 25, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose is spicy, somehwat reminiscent of a hefe but the color is a pale amber and completely clear w/ a giant foamy head that wanes to a quarter inch of tight bubbles. Palate is very pleasant and creamy w/ a perfect amount of carbonation. Unfoturanetely, this is kind of hard to reconcile w/ the metallic bitterness in the finish.