Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
It's ok. Some spice but like most Soutnern Tier beers, thier common 12oz beers tend to be thin and lack flavor unlike their big seasonals which are terrific.
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samsmith33 (296) - - DEC 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma Is hops, flowers . Red-brown color. Taste is bitter hops, ash, grains. Not a pleasant drinking beer. Nice kick, but otherwise unimpressive. On tap at Blend.
ronaldtheriot (1061) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Southern Tier Old Man Winter has a very thick, foamy, soapy, off-white head, a clear, brown, cola-colored appearance, with few bubble streams and lots of lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet bread crust, zingy hops, and toffee. Taste is of a pronounced, somewhat grapefruity hop bitterness, and sweet, brown bread crust. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Southern Tier Old Man Winter finishes crisp, refreshing, not a bit alcohilic, and quite drinkable. Delicious! RJT
arkurzynski (1369) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy bronze to brown pour. Light, spicy hops and caramel/toasted malt/toffee. Flavor is more of the toasted malt and toffee with a moderate herbal bitterness. Mild bitter finish and toasted malt. Easy drink, but not a whole lot going on.
ICEatALAMO (848) - Troy, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour is a dark amber. The aroma has a booziness to it. Has some characteristics of a scotch ale. The taste has a nice layer of spice.
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fishonmyplane (334) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish amber color. Strong and rich in flavor. Roasted malts, toast, burnt sugar. Moderate sweetness. Pretty bitter for the style, with grassy and spicy hop notes. Light to medium bodied. It’s described as a sipping brew, but I think most Ratebeerians could session this one.
boFNjackson (4003) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle... Poured deep, amber with a moderate head. Not much retention. Aroma of toasted malts and sugars. Some toffee like tone, dark chocolate, hint of coffee. Very malty, mild bitterness but nothing much in the way of hop characters. Sweet with bread-like, biscuity malts especially towards the finish. Thick, full mouthfeel.
harrymel (1439) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to steelersx for this as an extra.
Poured to SA signature glass.
A: Amber ale with excellent clarity. single finger head of off-white foam dissipates in minutes leaving sticky lacing in the glass.
S: Sweet malty nose. Caramel malts dominate and help the apple, white grape hops characters come through. Decent nose here. Slight caramel, grain tones play here as well.
T: Very, very sessionable beer here folks. This beer is sweet, but also woody, grainy, with good light sweetness which is accented with earthy and toned hops. Pleasant.
M: Medium body with medium carbonation. Neither slicking nor drying, this beer leaves my palate appearingly the same as before I drank it - I can appreciate that.
D: Very drinkable. I could walk into a bar and drink this one all night. Good beer.
Serving type: bottle
AndyW68 (761) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice copper color with off white head. Aroma is mild orange rind. Taste is orange rind and bitter chemical. Not bad, but not a huge fan. Better than average, but not good enough to get in the top 20%.
Erasmus_ro (1132) - Alabama, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an auburn copper with a small, yellowish-brown foam blanket. Aroma is fairly bright with fruitiness. Orange, orange marmalade. A large whiff of caramel as well. A bit of gasoline there too perhaps. Taste is a lot of caramel, some salty liquorice and ctirus on the finish. Orange marmalade. Reminds me of the stronger Fuller’s beers like 1845. A bit light for the large flavor perhaps, decently carbonated.