ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of freshly-cooking homebrew as you add golden malt extract. Hoppier the nearer the finish you reach. Mouthfeel is rich yet bubbly. Low overall because this is the least wintery Winter Ale ever. Did not warm me one bit, but as an amber, I am in love.
Nekronos (3955) - Xalapa, MEXICO - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
INteresting, not so bitter but quite amber. Cloudy and with a graspy aftertaste. Strong and nice too.
dlovell2 (1577) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark amber color. Malty and hops aroma. Malt flavors with some roasted flavors. Hop finish. Great label. Please bring this beer back to bottles!!
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: pours a yellowish copper color, with a great creamy white head that leads to outstanding lacing.
S: big draws of citrus brought on by the hops. Small hints of sweetness, almost like butterscotch. Very clean and crisp.
T: very smooth and very creamy. hints of oranges with subtle hop flavors. great sweetness delivered from the malts. Light flavor of creamy butterscotch. Absolutely delicious.
M: Very creamy and smooth leaves the mouth craving for more. so many complex flavors, but it doesn’t shock the palate, it pleases it. extremely well-balanced.
D: Warning: you can easily drink 8 pints of this rather quickly. It is so smooth. Great job Alan Pugsley
sailracer (479) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Pours a medium brown. The hops are overpowering for my tastes and make the beer pretty bitter overall. It mellowed a little bit as I worked my way through it, but the initial taste was very hoppy.
glennmastrange (2588) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Aromas of roasted, pine and some dried fruit with spices. Head is small, frothy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear reddish amber. Flavor starts faintly sweet and a little acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium,watery with a lively carbonation and a lightly dry finish. A pretty good amber, but just about them same as every other middle of the road amber.
Teege (375) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitrogen draft at redlight redlight. I had this one as the Shipyard Nitro. Not a bad session beer. Pours amber with a tight white creamy head. Notes of caramel and very subtle hints of hop in the background. The flavor is smooth. Not very complex but a nice balance of sweet and bitter. Great creamy mouth-feel.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Smells of sweet malt, some sweet citrus, earthy tea. Tastes earthy and tea like with some spicy hints on the finish.
larsga (7117) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium brown head. Opaque black body with dark brown edges. Roasty licorice and coke aroma. Dry licorice, chocolate, and coffee taste with soy notes. Light body. Dry roasty soy and burnt grain aftertaste. It’s OK, I guess. (0.65l bottle, Systembolaget, Charlottenberg.)
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber body with a white head. Some berry, toffee, and butter malty character with some earth and caramel. Gone before you knew it.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, with Tommy at his Winter Six Pack tasting. Warm ruby, persistent fine tan head. Bright toasty cake aroma, a little lemon. Toffee, grape sweetness, some apparent alcohol. Butter, a touch of resiny hops in the finish. A very nice little wintery amber.