fly (1450) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice. Malty and fair if seriously non-west-coast hop profile. Good beer, nothing wrong with it, perhaps a tad heavy on carbonation - wouild rate higher, but itís just not exactly my style nor what Iím in the mood for rihgt now. (in the mood for a bit more hops, other than that Iím just being evil)
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beer pours an attractive mahogeny color with a dark beige colored head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma is nice and rich with significant malt notes, mostly along the smokey and chocolate also a bit of spices. Flavor is nice and full with roasted nuts, chocolate and a very subtle but well done hoppy/spicey finish. No hint of the 8% ABV. Palate is full and rounded, no thin beer here. I agree with everyone else, Rahrís best to date. My only suggestion is that this might be best classed as an Old Ale? What do yaíll think?
dyetube (1374) - Hurst, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer pours a very deep amber/ almost black with a medium tan head. The aromas are bourbon, chocolate and a touch of cinnamon. The mouthfeel is sweet and watery. This was a great beer! Canít wait to have another! Cheers!
sherm1016 (1261) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, a little roasty. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little holiday spice, with a warm roasty finish. Nice.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Strong yeast aroma with a slight coffee scent. Deep brown with a medium head. Light bitter coffee flavor with some tangy roasted malts.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for this beer. Poured a dark mahogany with a small fizzy off-white head. Aroma of sweet nuts, fruits, and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is extremely smooth, with notes of sweet fruit, nuts, toffee, a bit of smoke. Alcohol is undetectable in the initial flavor and only shows up to balance out the finish. I could not believe this is 8%. It drinks like a refreshing session beer. Not the most complex beer Iíve had, but so well balanced, flavorful and drinkable that it really sat well with me. Could have downed two or there more of these (which is why itís probably a good thing I only had one at my disposal). A surprise treat from Texas that made my evening.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grabbed this on draft. You can tell itís the same beer as Whiskey (End of Winter) Warmer, but itís better. The bourbon doesnít take over the taste. Thereís a roast and raisin taste to it and the finish is a bit sweet. Definitely one of Rahrís better beers.
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - JAN 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2011 re-rate (original was 2009) either I changed or this beer changed; MUCH better than my original rate (below). malty aroma with a hint of cocoa. Pour is black with big beige head with long lacing. many levels of flavor - not much sweetness; beer starts smooth, some dark fruit flavors followed by chalky chocolate and beer ends dry. med-thick palate. I LIKE!!
Dissapointed; my first winter warmer and it was... bland
nice aroma of cloves? malts but there was none of that in the taste..
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The pour was brown with red highlights. Off-white head collapses quickly. Thin bits of lacing. The aroma is malty with light spice of cinnamon and clove. The flavor is light caramel, thin spice and malt. Mouthfeel is on the thin side and the carbonation is aggressive.
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour, finger of tan head. Nose is roasted malt. Bittersweet. Middle is coco and dark fruit. At the finish, "Someone got malt in my chocolate; someone got chocolate in my malt." Worth the effort.