MartinT (9063) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted malt and silky caramel…Sweet fruit and cinnamon…More of an autumn beer…
3fourths (9019) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Some light wood, nutmeg, scotch, cream... all around a tasty brew but not very complex... light-to-medium body, a little fizzy at times and creamy as others. Some leafy hops show up near the end. Decent enough. Smells like artificial strawberry flavoring sometimes.
sebletitje (8957) - Enghien, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours ruby/amber, tan head.
Aroma is hoppy with herbal-pine.
Taste, hoppy with caramel malts. Overall mouthfeel and finish is hoppy and caramelized.
Found the beer to be too hoppy and lacking any significant spices to make this one a trully enjoyable winter ale.
djd07 (8832) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber coor with a medium off white head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a light malt with caramel and light hops. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is a sweet hop with a clean dry finish. A good english strong ale from Redhook.
alexsdad06 (8442) - Ohio, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home from backlog notes 07/08. Pours a mostly clear reddish brown color with a medium sized off white head. The aroma and flavor have mild toasted malts, caramel, light citrus, dried fruits with a mild amount of spices. Thin body, flavor is better than I would have expected. I just like my winter warmers to be bigger.
douglas88 (8109) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from the grocery store. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium beige head. The aroma is light spices, some caramel and toasted malts. Smooth, actually quite hoppy, some pine, toasted malts, nutty, citrus, some caramel. Quite nice really. And a good price. Really smooth and fairly light. Well made.
Ibrew2or3 (8010) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle stating 6% ABV. Nice copper color with frothy off white head. Great lacing. Light malty aroma with some cinnamon and a bit of hops. The flavor sports a full caramel maltiness backed up by a grapefruit hop bite. Hidden between the malts and hops are hints of nutmeg and cinnamon.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottlede on 10/29/08 and drank on 11/14/08. Pours with a huge, fluffy, off-white head and a dark hazlenut body. Some good lacing. Some spicey piney hops and a bit of toasted malt and orange peel in the aroma. Taste is hoppy with some orange and a bit watery compared to the aroma. Some toasted malt and toffee. Creamyish mouthfeel, and light carbonation.
blipp (7902) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red amber with an off white head. Floral hop aroma with some sweet caramel malt. The flavor is well balanced, for floral hops, a bit lighter than the aroma, and sweet caramel. Not bad.
drowland (7807) - Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had this on tap at an Old Chicago and it just was not good... not good at all. Maybe it was the place.