Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma is nutmeg, caramel, and cherries. Flavor is malty with a strong caramel and nutmeg presence. The finish is sweet with some spices present. Palate is a bit thin. Overall its pretty good.
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of caramel malt and banana bread. Very malty taste, nutty, and a touch of that banana bread in the aroma. Pretty smooth. Sweet.
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steve1966 (85) - Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice color to it. A little watery but still pretty enjoyable. Nice finish to it. Spices very apparent as it goes down. Wish I had more of this one. Not the best winter beer out there but enjoyable. Much better than the Leinies winter offering.
nearbeer (3432) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Clear dark copper with a lasting film of foam. Nose is chocolate-dipped banana, clove, and light lacquer. Flavor is banana bread, molasses, clove and toasted walnut. Light body is fizzy and to the sweet side, but balanced by a dryish finish. Not a bad; but neither a great, dunkel hefeweissen. Thatís the jovial attitude Iíll take this one on with; and hope that someone was mistaken (or perhaps joking) in categorizing this one as an "English Strong".
captain_insano (19) - Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was very surprised when I tried this. I expected more of a classic winter seasonal. Instead I got a very malty, sweet brew. I was expecting more out of this one, especially from Point, who usually has really solid beers.
Suttree (4905) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 1, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Exactly the type of winter beer I donít like. Heavy, cloying, syrupy. The spices were muddled with no "pop" whatsoever. Just kind of a heavy, gooey mess.
AirForceHops (2717) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle from Bertís Better Beers. Used English pint glass. Color is a nearly see through amber, light carbonation that produces a respectable amount of head. Laced well all the way until finish. Nose is strictly light malt. Sweet flavors dominate the palate. Sugar, bready malt and toffee are the flavors Iím getting. Residual sugar lingers in the finish. Not bad in any way but nothing that makes it memorable either.
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber color. Looks like an awesome beer when in a glass. Toffee and caramel aromas . Not much flavor...just sweet malt. Disappointing with flavor. Clean finish. Actually, really good body-palate. Perfect mix of carb and body. Impressive from that standpoint. Avg overall
robiannelli (591) - West Deptford, New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours brown with thin khaki head. Aromas of malts and some roasty malt notes some toffee and woodsy notes. Flavor is weak for a strong ale sweet and a bit watery some yeast also . Body is on the light side and finish is clean
puboflyons (1883) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It pours a medium to dark amber with reddish hues and small head but slow moving carbonation. The aroma is malty and sweet but there is also something kind of like black licorice in it. I expect that is the winter spice. The body is medium and smooth. The taste has a nice malty character with a mellow hop feel. There is also something like nutmeg in the mix. An English Strong Ale, this is not. But it is a likeable winter warmer.