UncleKorm (249) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap poured a clear brown w/ reddish hue w/ small head and excellent lacing. Moderate aroma of roasted malts, carmel, & toffee. Taste of carmel, toffee, malt, and earthy hop. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. An early winter warmer that is not spiced. It comes across almost as a heavy Oktoberfest with the malts being the star, but still has a bite in the finish like a rye ale.
brucebruce81 (233) - Wyoming, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer was darker in color for an ale but it was light on the hops more on the malt than most
douglas88 (4474) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery GABF 2012. Pours a light brown color with a medium white head. A big spicy nose with toasted malts. A sweet easy-drinking brew with spices, caramel and toast. Good.
wilnatp (438) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stanley’s Beer Fest 10/6, BOTTLE. Light brown/amber pour. Aroma of caramel, bread, and dark fruit. Well balanced.
beerguy101 (5206) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 10/1/2012 at Odells Brewery. This English Strong Ale pours a dark amber color from the tap. Small to medium sized off white foamy head. The aroma is malty, sweet and fruity. A medium to full bodied English Strong Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. A touch spicy, but a big full round mouthfeel. Nice ‘lighter’ winter warmer. Very drinkable. I could see myself drinking a lot of this one if I could get it. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Steve_0 (1255) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewery. Pour is golden copper with a small white head and great lacing. Malt, light roast, grass, bread, caramel, corn, and cereal. Taste is toasty, grainy, floral hops, bread, and caramel ending lightly bitter. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Meh.
fletchfighters (817) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A-- Poured a reddish brown, under a finger head but left very nice lacing on the glass and the head retention was excellent.
S-- Roasted malts, carmel, and toffee. No spice to this winter warmer that I can tell. There is sweet smell to this also.
T-- Carmel, toffee, malt, malts and some hops to this. It is a very nice opening to this beer.
M-- Med carbonation and very flavorful. Has character and is a bit heavy.
D-- Excellent. A great winter warmer that is at 6%. Different because there is no spice to it. Mostly malt and carmel. Has been my favorite winter seasonal for the 6 years and continues to amaze me everytime I have it. Can drink one and enjoy it or have 3 easily and just warm up.
JPDurden24 (1081) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish copper pour with an off white head. Aroma has some sweet flavors including caramel malts and toffee with some bitterness in the flavor, it’s good.
BeerViking (1424) - Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, GERMANY - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from the Grove in Huddersfield, pours a hazy red-amber with a foamy beige head and a nose of plum schnapps and toffee, with hints of cinnamon and banana yeast. Rich, dry and fruity, with more toffee, some nuts, a faint touch of milk chocolate and a little plum pudding in the body, and a dry grapefruit-bitter finish with a slight bready note.
JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - MAY 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grassy and classy hop nose over a lovely dark amber. Lightly sweet, crisply bitter. Disappeared rather quickly.