Cavie (3549) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2009 This is an amazing tasting beer. It was a perfect mix of caramel and spices, with the right touch of alcohol. Yes.
Fratto (2446) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2009
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottles, tap, brewery. I have a ton of this each winter. Dark, dark red pour. Cinnamon and malt aroma. Tastes of caramel, malts, a little sweetness, and a hint of alcohol. Thick feel with a lasting aftertaste.
SPDickerman (830) - Texas, USA - MAR 22, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours dark brown with hints of red at the edges of the glass and a small yellowish tan head. Smells of rich malt, hints of caramel and chocolate, and a touch of woody hops. Taste is sweet with a nice balance of chocolate and caramel, no real bitterness present. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and very soft mouth-carbonation, Rahr and Sons Mild Winter Winter Warmer finishes with a lingering soft bitterness.
GODiSSOUTHERN (323) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has all the same great quality of the end of winter warmer minus the bourbon. Vanilla, chocolate, raisin, and super smooth. Love it.
michaelc1945 (2) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2013 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown with a small tan head with allows for a very savory aroma. Best drunk from a glass with a large mouth for better enjoyment of this aleís sweet, malty fragrance. It tastes great and will be my go to winter seasonal in the future.
TChrome (1397) - 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?
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2006
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Chestnut brown body with a half inch foamy head. Nose-dusty and vegetal. Taste-almond, roasty malts, medium bitter, a staleness that is very nice tasting, light cola, apple, unsweet orange, slight lactic without the usual associated sourness, medium fruity esters. A world class beer that is delicious.
dyetube (1146) - McKinney, 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!
CptAmerica (29) - USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
When itís poured it looks like a stout, something like guiness. The head isnít as thick though. Very smooth and tastes very well. You can tell it has been aged in bourbon barrels with the mild after taste. It does not have an over powering alcohol taste at all. Very good beer.
unixweb (237) - Sherman, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had no idea what to expect from this brew, but I was pleasantly surprised! It pours dark brown with a little red throw in for good measure. The aroma is sweet, somewhat candy-like but clean and malty. Not a lot of head in the glass, mostly just a ton of carbonated fizz. The taste is sweet, a little bitter, with hints of ripe apple. The finish is nice, clean, and spicy! I canít complain about this one at all, itís very good! I like this MUCH better than most of the so-called winter ales Iíve tried, and Iím only sorry I bought just one bottle!!