otismulligan (34) - Yardley, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle- poured pint glass. Very nice head that stayed around.Golder brown ameber color. A nice subtle hop amber tasty ale, very very nice. Not over flavored, as tends to be common w/ winter creations. would do be as year round, than a winter brew!
HighlanderOne (930) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2013 RE-RATE. Poured from bottle. Dried fruit, roasted malt in aroma. Translucent mahogany. Flavors of toasted malt, floral hops, nut, vanilla, pepper, caramel. Dry feel. Different (and better) than it was at last rating.
Nsanders (331) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer was light brown with a creamy tan head. The beer had aromas of moderate maltiness with caramel and roasted notes. The beer had an initial sweetness that was quickly followed by a dry itterness. The carbonation was light and the bdy medium.
Fatehunter (965) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a glass stein. Copper, transparent with a finger of head.
Roasted malt smell, almost smoky.
Good malt all the way through, big bitter at the end. Balanced.
Bubbly (not too much), medium body.
Perfect winter drinker and quite easy to throw back a few with no problems.
Chudwick (1533) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours clear amber with thin tan head and modest lacing. Nose is herbal or grassy hops. Flavor adds spruce, light roast character, and caramel malts. Mod sweetness and moderate bitterness. Interesting balance. Light enough to quench the thirst, but flavorful enought to keep me guessing. I had no expectations for this beer since the bottle and packaging were not very helpful in describing the beer. Glad I went for it and the 6% ABV. Wil enjoy these on this chilly camping trip.
rangerred (782) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a pint glass out of a 22oz bomber.
Pours a slightly hazy reddish brown with a one finger off-white head. Ok head retention but not much in the way of lacing.
Aroma is a big shot of piny hops along with roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Some cinnamon and nutmeg in there too. A little on the light side but pleasant.
The flavor is big on piny hops but that is quickly followed by loads of caramel and toffee. Roasted malt is there along with quite a bit of nuttiness. Cinnamon is buried underneath but it all comes together to give this beer quite the "wintry" feel. Mouthfeel is a little chalky towards the finish and just a little on the thin side.
Overall, I am quite impressed with this offering from Redhook. There are a lot of flavors coming together and they all work really well. One to pick up if you see it.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2009 12 oz, bottled 10-01-08. Clear, ruby-copper with a lasting quarter inch of foam that leaves nice lace behind. Aroma of tea leaf and molasses. Flavor is molasses, toasty nut, tea leaf, and light chocolate-orange with a finish of citrus and toasted oak. Medium body is smooth, lightly carbonated and dryish. Excellent example of the style, and tastier than many English Ales. Best I have had from this brewery.
JoeTheYounger (1113) - Claremont, California, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper pour thin head at redhook. Crisp clean hoppy and bready with a nice finish. One of the best at the brewery.
jehoesefat (163) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pleasant malty aroma. Pours clear red-brown with a frothy white head. Taste is not too complex, medium sourness. Medium body, average carbonation. Would drink again but not something Iím going to be hunting down!
kiwianer (2904) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The head is ok, the body is dark red-brown. It smells hoppy, intensive, nice aromatic. The taste is sweet, fruity, aromatic, hoppy, a bit creamy-alcoholic. Overall nice hoppy taste, delicious. 13/13/12/13/12