jmagnus87 (2047) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz draft from Old Chicago poured into a shaker. Pours a clear dark red with minimal head. Aroma of caramel malt and light pine hops. Taste of pine and floral hops with a nice caramel finish. Medium bodied with a somewhat thin texture. Lively carbonation and a long bitter finish. Overall, not bad. I could easily drink this again.
onceblind (3192) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear dark amber, with a nice but small foamy head that left ok lacing. Aroma was confusing for an English Strong, or a winter ale for that matter. I got a lot of citrus rind, nutmeg, toasted biscuit, burnt toffee, and a great big dose of herbal hops. In the flavor the hoppiness was a little restrained, leaving plenty of room for some biscuity toffee malts to come through, with some citrus rind, a little nutmeg, and some soft bitterness from herbal hops at the finish. Not shabby, but nothing Iíd buy again.
cmonster (939) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Your typical malty semi-sweet, semi-bitter winter warmer. Medium everything. Not bad.
mribm (446) - Hurley, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer had a lot of upfront maltiness / caramel in the aroma and taste and finished with a strong. lingering hop presence. This is a good cold weather beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1260) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled Sept 23. Toasted malt scent yet distinctly hoppy. Excellent deep copper pour...looks delicious. Sweet flavor with a long bitter finish. Well carbonated, perhaps a little chalky on the palate. Solid beer to chase dinner with.
bpreo (1329) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely Strong, and also very Hoppy. Not at all what I was expecting, but I think I like it.
BrewBoxer (1563) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep amber color. Head fades. Smells of toasted almonds and nuts. Very rich and sweet tasting. Sweeter then i expected but not too dessert like, Decent
pete4999 (938) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish-brown-mahogany with minimal head. Bottle was bottled in late October. Definitely a malty smell/taste to it, very easy to drink, some caramel, some nuttiness in it. Not too bad, but nothing crazy. Pretty much what I expected.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red Hook Winterhook is a super clear, dark amber beer with a soft, waxy, light khaki head that has outstanding retention. There is some lightly sweet malt in the nose, with a hint of medicine and wood resin. Itís medium-light bodied with a slightly gritty finish. It doesnít taste too sweet, but there is plenty of malt and a little medicinal bitterness. Itís very warming. It tastes stronger than it is.
bth122 (1035) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a beautiful deep amber color with modest head. Some caramel aroms, roasted malts, sweet spices. Med light sweetness, light bitter. Ave carbonation. Med lite bodied. A smooth easy drinkin beer with mild spice and mild roasted malts.