Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2011
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a copper color with a thin off-white head. I missed a lot of the chocolate that is supposed to be present in this beer. Aroma was more grassy and herbal. Flavor was earthy, some wheat, some spice. Not terrible but certainly not what is advertised. Possibly a bad tap or completely mislabeled?
Capa (2566) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep copper with an off white head. Sweet malty aroma of chocolate, molasses, light spice, and a bit of herbal hops. Flavor is very round and full. The caramel malts are the dominating feature backed by light chocolate, sweet molasses, and light spicing. Finishes with a light alcohol and spice burn. Thick mouth. A pleasant winter beer.
blutt59 (6424) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle, thanks to exiled , reddish amber with white foam, aroma is sweet husky caramel, flavor is caramel, malty roast, medium finish
AmEricanbrew (6608) - 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 (6135) - 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 (12576) - 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 (4196) - Arlington, 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 (6599) - 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 (680) - 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.