Dogbrick (6822) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JaBier for sharing a bottle. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium foamy off-white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing. Sweetly spicy aroma with notes of cinnamon and ginger plus some caramel. Medium body with flavors of cinnamon, malt and vanilla. The finish is sweet with honey and cinnamon left behind. Above average seasonal from Rivertown overall.
wnoble (1086) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours deep amber and clear. Head is small, dense, and beige. Nose is intense cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg persimmon pudding and caramel malts. Flavor is again spicy like pumpkin pie or persimmon pudding and dry in the finish. Odd bitterness but drinkable enough. Spices are intense throughout. A little thin. A little too much spice and lacking complexity. This one doesnít do anything for me.
rondphoto (1242) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber color with a light head and no lace. Taste is sweet caramel malt and dark dried plums and raisens. There is a clear shot of pumpkin pie spice in the finish. Slight carbonation and no hops, make this seem a little watery and flat. Drinkable, but not when better choices are available.
Lowe1983 (1304) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a darker amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of spices, cinnamon, and not much else. Strong flavor of cinnamon with some sweetness from the cinnamon. Pretty interesting brew, never had a beer with this much cinnamon in it.
JaBier (4332) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle purchased at part of a mixed six at Kroger Polaris. Clear reddish copper with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly nose with some spice and a sweet note thatís reminds me of either honey or corn. Flavor starts with cinnamon and a hint of vanilla, then moves to caramel malt and honey. Spice shows back up in the semi-dry finish. Very nice.
garrison (742) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 From a cold twelve ounce bottle - Rivertown Winter Ale is a dark auburn hued brew with a rapidly fading head of foam and a sweet, faint aroma. The taste is primarily balanced spicey maltiness with cinnamon and molasses notes. Itís a fine brew!
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to daknole. Pour is amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, brown sugar, and cinnamon (cinnamon toast crunch anyone?) Flavor shows the same with additional notes of gingerbread, molasses, and nutmeg. Nice little winter warmer.
daknole (8002) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber pour. Whitish head. Aroma hits with loads of cinammon, molasses, licorice, allspice, yeast, bready notes. Flavor is smooth, creamy and loaded with christmas spices, cookies, cake...good stuff!
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear amber body with a thin, lasting white head. Smells like cinnamon raisin bread. Sweet and spicy - intense cinnamon dominates the flavor profile.
alexsdad06 (3799) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle label reads Winter Ale. Pours a clear coppery amber color with a medium sized bubbly off white head. The aroma is pale malts, a hint of caramel, and light spices featuring cinnamon. The flavor has a more bready malt character with cinnamon, molasses and a mild earthy bitterness to the finish. I will update with how it changes with warming soon. This was a little too cold to start.