Radek Kliber (5912) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 14, 2002
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Opaque black, low in gas, small creamy head (vanished fast). Boring look, uninspiring. Nice milk chocolate aroma, some blue berry and green leaf. Initially slightly watery on front but soon to be hit with roasted coffee and nuts. Light bitter coffees finish. Interesting ale.
mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
almost porter-like in appearance, deep brown with a foamy beige head. huge nose of chocolate and tootsie roll candies. smooth mouthfeel. malty, thatís for sure. milk chocolate flavours with a hint of smoke. finish is roastier, with hints of coffee and nuts. good warming ale.
wnp22 (685) - Toronto (Roncesvalles Village), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Colour deep red? I thought it looked black to me. Maybe very very deep red. Very nice taste - chocolate, richness, amazing after taste. Warms you up. Perfect for winter months. Hardy ale.
DougShoemaker (3148) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate, coffee aroma. Deep brown, hint of red, medium cappuccino head. Coffee and bitter chocolate, roasted malts, nutty with a hint of fruit. Full bodied, rich, complex and mellow. Terrific!
SilkTork (4898) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, WALES - OCT 29, 2002
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
The St Peterís brewery use a distinctive green bottle copied from an 18th century gin bottle. The bottle is very attractive. The beers are less attractive. They are often found in upmarket tourist locations - Manor Houses and expensive farm shops - and are priced much higher than other beers. They are not bottle conditioned and, while not being bad, are not outstanding. It is no surprise that John Murphy, the owner, founded Interbrand - the marketing consultants, and is a professor of marketing at a British university. Winter Ale is a decent Irish Stout, quite dryishly fruity, but so well behaved as to be boringly bland - quite an achievement for a stout! If you like pretty bottles then buy one of the St Peterís, but donít buy them for the beer!
DrBeer (825) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2002
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark as the solstice night.
Aroma with fuit toffee, malt, chocolate and hops it brings tidings of a great beer.
But the flavor isnīt as smashing as the aroma.
Itīs smooth with chocolate and herbal tones.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2001
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nobody liked this beer eh? I thought it was very weak in the aroma department, but I thought it had a very nice, drinkable palate. Nice crisp hop bitterness, gool alcohol, nice carbo.
shorlin (433) - St. Johnís, Newfoundland, CANADA - DEC 5, 2000
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was expecting a big, tasty beer, but this fell flat.
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 4, 2000
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2005 Dark brown with low visible carbonation. Sweet character with a rich, toffeeish, plummy note. A little bit of tarlike accent towards the finish. Body is light for a beer of this size.