Beachmaster (185) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a reddish copper color, with a big light tan head that persists and leaves good lacing. Nose is mostly hops and spices. Taste is malt forward, with a thin mouthfeel and spicy hop finish. Not bad, but not outstanding.
ACHops (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bomber from Full Throttle Bottles. Pours bright clear reddish orange amber with medium thick cream colored head that laces well. Aroma is sweet oaky caramel malt with floral hops at the back. Taste is thickly coating sweet caramel malt with sharply bitter earthy hops. Bitterness fades quickly and finishes clean. More malt and hops than your standard winter warmer, though somehow lacking in balance. Still a quality beer, No-Li continues to impress.
mcberko (7477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at BevX360, pours a deep dark amber brown with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour are more on the hoppy side, with piney hops, resin and bready caramel malt. Good balance, but nothing special.
umich03jm (2234) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber thanks to michaelinwa. Pours reddish-orange with a small foamy head that fades to a ring. Aroma is fruit cake, caramel malt, musty hops, and alcohol. Taste is a bit boring. Fairly malty and fruity with light hops. Alcohol in the finish. Not a big fan, too much alcohol noticeable especially for only being 7.5%.
poisoneddwarf (1795) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bought at Super 1 in Rathdrum, ID. Aroma is bready, cheese, raisins. Pours hazy amber with a two finger beige head with good retention; leaves some lace. Taste is bittersweet and savory with a lingering bitter finish. It is malty like most winter warmers, but this has a nice bitter hop bite to it (quite a bit more than most examples of the style); the hops impart citrus and pine flavors. Nice creamy mouthfeel and a full body; finely carbonated. Good.
22415brewery (379) - redmond, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A previous reviewer hit it right on the head when he said that it has elegant spicy herbal tones. Pours a deep amber/ruby with a thick puff of beige head. Nose is fruity, definite yeast character as well as malt esters really shine through. Citrus hop characteristics are really restrained. Chewy caramel malt, slightly toasty, medium sweet on the tongue and well-rounded bitter finish. May come across as too sweet for some, could be seen as cloying along with the fruitiness from the yeast. Hops come across as a bit catty/catnippy that linger on the palate.
jake65 (2745) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pours a dark copper color with a finger of creamy beige head. Long lasting head and lots of thick sheet lacing. The nose strikes a balance between a PNW fresh hop ale and barleywine. The fresh floral and spicy hops work well with a sturdy malt base. Lightly spicy finish and some lingering floral bitters. A little sweet, sticky resin too. Kinda like a toned down Arrogant Bastard with an emphasis on the spicy/herbal hops. Enjoyable.
strongpieman (1550) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. A sweet malty aroma, but not heavy. Deep copper color, clear, event head. Medium body, a little syrupy, but in line with style. Overall a god choice
Bulk_Carrier (2310) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a semi hazy yet somewhat dark red and leaves the same colored body with a fingerís worth of white foamy head that dies to a cap covering the top of the body, adequate yet somewhat foamy lacing clings to the top of the glass, spider webs after a good minute; the aroma has somewhat citrusy hops up front with a decent backing by the nuts, toffee and a sort of bready malt; still after a bit of warming a really super nice spiciness comes through; the taste is spicy yet somewhat bitter and also sweet breadiness making just an all around great flavor, slight bitter hoppy aftertaste and dry finish; its pretty easy on the palate and nothing really obscure or harsh whatsoever; overall - reminiscent slightly of an AIPA (probably why I like it so much, but still conveys enough to showcase a Winter Warmer, good stuff that I would definitely would have again
bluejacket74 (1430) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, itís a new arrival at my local beer store so I assume itís pretty fresh. Itís the new red screen printed label so I think itís a 2013 bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch off-white head that sticks around a while. Thereís also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy hops, nuts, toffee, and some bready malt. It tastes like citrusy and spicy hops, toffee, nuts, bready malt, and some light fruit and vanilla. Mouthfeel/body is medium, itís a bit slick and syrupy, and has a good amount of carbonation. Itís certainly not a traditional winter warmer, but I think itís a good beer. It was certainly a nice surprise compared to the usual heavily spiced winter warmers out there. This is the first No-Li beer Iíve had, so Iíll have to try more of their brews now. $7.99 a bomber.