Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
THOUGHTS: Nice. Very malty. Nice on a snowy night. More hops came out as it warmed.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium brown with a small, tan head that mostly diminished and left virtually no lacing. The aroma had moderate caramel; hints of chocolate; light pine hops; raisin; toffee; brown sugar; a little dark fruit; cake; and a little booze. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet and lightly bitter with an average duration. There was caramel malt, toffee, frown sugar, pine hops, citrus hops, brown cake, raisin, dark fruit, cherry, and hints of chocolate. The medium body was slightly syrupy with fizzy carbonation and a slightly metallic finish.
TXBadger (1334) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown color with off-white head. Spice, dark fruits, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more dark fruit notes.
hockeybeerguy (1853) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent looking dark brown to black color with a decent looking one finger white foamy head that ends up leaving some decent spider web lacing.
The smell was mainly malty but roasty as well. Lightly spiced with what seems to be perhaps some ginger, and cinnamon.
The taste was kinda sweet roasty and winter spiciness allowing a decent spicy aftertaste leading into a dry finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a medium with more of a sipping aspect to it than sessionability. No worries at 7% and being a winter warmer, it is where it should be.
Overall, I say this was a fairly good winter warmer I’d have again.
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber with two fingers of creamy head. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Not many spices which is good. Balanced flavor overall. Nice beer.
UncleKorm (774) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear deep reddish brown hue w/ huge long lasting foamy beige head and broken lacing. Moderate roasty malty spicy aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a moderate bitter finish. Tastes are roasted malts, pine, and spices. Medium bodied, watery mouthfeel, and a lasting resin finish.
foyle (232) - Wyoming, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass.
Appearance: Pours a frothy off white head that recedes very slowly with lots of lacing. Color is reddish brown with some streaming carbonation evident.
Aroma: malt dominates, very bready with some caramel and chocolate, also some earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, oily texture with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: bready malt, raisin, plums, caramel, a bit of dark chocolate melds with earthy and citrus hops.
Overall: very pleasant winter warmer. Enjoyed this sipper.
Beerenberger (1414) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Ken for the 12oz. bottle - Aroma of toasted malts with hnts of dark fruit. A maghogny pour supporting a thin, non-lasting off1-white head and limited lacing. On the palate, there is a sudden dark fruit sweetness, followed by a roasty presence ending in a pleasing bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice balance of the tastes offered by the malts and hops. Mediums body and medium carbonatin. Overall, I am very pleased. When I heard it was a winter warmer, I envisioned something overly sweeet and spicy. Glad I was mistaken.
rproff78 (82) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yummmmmm! Great winter ale from Pyramid. One if my favorites! Worth a try!
andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I liked it a lot. Malty and chocolate were the things that stood out to me. Very solid seasonal beer.
Davhgbrew (934) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had off tap at the brewery. Aroma of sweaty socks. Copper to dark brown. Candied brown sugar middle and finishes sweet and slightly dry. Not a huge alc presence, very much like a brown ale.
mike67 (779) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of herbal, piney hops, spices, dark fruit, brown sugar, coffee and caramel malt. Body is full and tangy. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. It was a perfect brew to drink after shoveling snow.