donvitozou (141) - memphis, Tennessee, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. poured golden amber with ok tan head, not too much. smelled of an ipa. tasted hearty, malty. like a clean winter ale with those earthy hops meant to warm the body. as the beer warmed, more of the bitterness from the hops came out. a very good winter beer, not overpowering but very flavorful
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With the outside temperature around 25 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind gusting upwards of 40 mph and whistling all around, Old Man Winter is definitely knocking at my door! With weather link this, there’s nothing else to do but stay indoors and have a beer...
Southern Tier Old Man Winter Ale is a clear, honey brown color. It has a thin off-white head that leaves thin rings of lacing. The first pass at the aroma reveals copious amounts of citrus and pine hops. Subsequent passes reveal a more mellow aroma of tea, orange peel, and . The flavor is an impressive blend of caramel malt, sweet tea, and citrus (like fresh orange peel). There is definitely a forward hoppiness which contributes both to the flavor (bursting with citrus and pine) and the bitterness (tending toward aggressive). The alcohol is hidden behind all the other great flavors. I would say that this beer has a medium body, light carbonation, and is quite easy to drink. This is another fine brew from Southern Tier and one that I have been really wanting to try. I was not disappointed!
12 oz bottle from Belmont Party Supply.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown; very small but staying creamy, eggshell head; lots of lacing. Aroma of malts, pine, citrus, nuttiness, and light caramel. Flavor similar with malt, caramel, and piney hops. Medium-thick, moderately frothy body. Kind of plain but very drinkable.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle . clear amber, nice medium off white head that continues as a fine layer to the bottom of the glass. Citrus and pine aroma with some softer notes of caramel, prune and fig. Medium body and carbonation compements this beer nicely. Rich sweetness is well balnced by bitter citrus for a clean dry finish.
Jayb0 (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pleasant strong ale for winter, not going over the top on ABV but givng you that little extra. dark amber, not a lot of head or lacing, a bit thick and syrupy. sweet and malty with a late hop bitterness and lingering, sugary, malts.
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours out a dark red color without much of a head. Smell is sweet, full of caramel, some brown sugar. Taste is sweet and hoppy with a nice sugar flavor. Not really much to say here, and when comparing to arrogant / double bastard, this pales in comparision. still, for what it is, its good, its almost a session american strong ale. decent enough.
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle via trade with shadey - Pours a deep mahogany color with a small off white head. Light spotty lacing. Has a earthy, herbal hop aroma. Has a brown sugar sweet malt flavor. Medium body. A nice, easy drinking beer. Thanks Shane.
Tmoney99 (13615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark brown color with medium off-white head that diminished slowly with minimal lacing. Aroma was malt with a small woody tone. Flavor was a moderate balanced with a moderate bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Medium body. Good brew.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a decent size off white head. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, toasted malt. Flavor is caramel, some hops, brown sugar, pine. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, creamy, bitter finish.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Barley’s Smokehouse: Dark copper colored pour with an off white head. Aroma of brown sugar, caramel and some earthy notes. Flavor, caramel, molassas, and some earthy hops on the finish. This one had some really nice lacing.