airrick2003 (450) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
appearance: very clear copper color with a beige head, the head pours pretty big but settles into a smaller head that retains nicely
aroma: caramel, malty, honey, butter, pretty sweet, grapes even
taste: strong malt throughout, some hop bitterness is in there too, kind of sweet and very smooth
palate: lots of froth which i wasn’t expecting but I like, average carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste
overall: awesome mouthfeel on this one, I’m impressed with the execution of this style (malty), would be a good session beer
HIGHB4LL (449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Appearance: small head, slightly off-white head, good lacing, cloudy copper-red color. Aroma: nutty, caramel, fruit (cherries), slight hoppy resin, hay. Palate: medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, brief finish. Taste: good balance of bitterness and sweetness up front and through taste, light sour finish. Overall, very well balanced beer that is pretty bold with hops and malts; really enjoyable and unique, but not anything to die for.
berrya785 (441) - 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.
elbernays (417) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy deep amber, pillowy white head. Spice Nutty aroma, wood and mulch. Flavour is nuts, spice. Nice and smooth with mild bitterness. Not bad but won’t set the world on fire.
gmellison (411) - 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
uhclem (360) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Old Chicago as part of a mini tour. I like that they avoided spices. Still, it was a bit raw.
commonshawn (335) - - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Reddish color, good lacing. Little aroma. Malty and warming. Slight bitter to go with a subtle sweetness. Pretty simple but was great for a cold day.
aplusbreaks (330) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours a light golden amber with a nice off white head. Aromas of caramel, malt, and a bit of fruitiness. Flavors are sweet malt, fruits, and a decent hop finish. Medium bodied. I used to really like this beer, but either I or the beer have changed.
PBOYNY (316) - Westchester, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice strong winter ale, somewhat thick with hints of burnt hops,somewhat high alcohol content, try one this winter!!
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma - malty, caramel, faint toffee;
Appearance - amber, very thick fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - sweet malt front, heavy caramel, mild though still noticeable hop back, light finish for the style;
Palate - silky smooth, good body;
Overall - a classic no frills winter warmer.