Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I really wanted to like this more. The aroma is certainly underwhelming with a faint "off" quality that twinges your nose. The taste is better malty but with a certain bitter component; however, I would have liked a little more rich nuttiness to this one. Overall, it finishes clean slightly bitter--certainly would want this to be the only brew I had isolated in a cabin during the winter.
gmellison (242) - Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a dark amber color with an off white head. aroma is roasted malts. flavor is dark fruits, and deep roasted malts. nice all around, probably drink tons of this when it gets cold
Kavu (1810) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar. Pours clear red with a medium head. Aroma is malts with some fruits. Flavor is malts, fruits, nuts and some hops. Quite nice!
Beerhammaren (745) - FINLAND - MAY 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
.33l bottle @ Vihreš Haltiatar
Pours nice amber with medium head. Aroma is hops, floral, malts. Flavor is hops, malts, floral, citrusfruits.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very floral, malty. Some spicy notes to it. Very smooth. The floral notes made it a little unusual as a winter beer (in my opinion). Was very malt-forward, however, without being syrupy. Bit of subdued yeast and some citrus in the aftertaste.
daniele (4465) - ITALY - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ambrato rubino buona schiuma discreta persistenza nota maltata lieve caramello un tocco fruttato buon corpo amaro presente ma contenuto a bilanciare il malto lievi note riscaldanti
dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours crimson brown with a small off white head. Nose is honey, light spice, licorice, plums and grass. The flavor is medium sweet and low bitter. No frills. The mouthfeel is soft and creamy, the body is medium and so is the finish.
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IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - FEB 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma fruttato e maltato, con un leggero apporto di luppolo si distingue anche una leggera nota di sughero e quando si riscalda mi ha fatto ricordare il gattÚ di patatŤ (!!!). Risulta ambrata con pochissima schiuma. Al palato ingresso dolce, di nuovo apporti fruttati equilibrati da una leggera luppolatura che la rendono molto fresca e beverina. In qualche modo riesce anche a scaldarti. AhimŤ quando si riscalda inizia ad affacciarsi al palato un leggero pizzicore di amaro chimico. Si fa bere, senza dubbio, ma non fa impazzire.
berrya785 (436) - Kansas, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is grain, toasted malts, and caramel. Taste is sweet with toasted malts and caramel with some hoppy flavors mixed in.
Huhzubendah (2159) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 25, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The beer is copper hued with a half inch of off white head. Teeming with effervescence. The aroma offers malt, grain, a hint of fruit, subtle sweetness and spice. Rather mild scent overall. The flavor is bready and sweet. Odd finish. A bit harsh and getting worse with every drink. Ut oh. Not really what comes to mind when I think of a winter warmer. Bland, unexciting, and forgetful. Címon man.