djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 bottle. It is a slightly changed recipe. Pour is cloudy reddish brown with thin tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, sweet brown sugar, caramel. Taste is roasted sweet caramel malt, some dried fruit, slight earthiness, good round richness.
chinchill (1378) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, a few months past BB date, served in a snifter.
Pours clear but nearly opaque ruby-brown. The light tan head settles down to a thick ring and partial top coat but leaves full coating on a robust looking the side of the glass.
Aroma: rather floral and unlike the flavor, a little boozy. Also more spicy than the taste.,
T: Nicely rich with chocolate, dark bread and a touch of coffee. More coffee in the lingering dark roasted malt aftertaste. A touch too sweet before the finish.
Mouthfeel: medium-full bodied; very smooth with soft, medium carbonation. Semi-dry finish sometimes felt just a little too thin.
O: very enjoyable and flavorful that resembles a porter. Recommended.
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/19/2013. Pours moderately cloudy reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, chocolate, light roast, brown bread, light raisin, light floral, and toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark and nutty malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toffee, chocolate, toast, biscuit, nuttiness, brown bread, light roast, light floral, and toasted earthiness. Light earthy spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toffee, toast, chocolate, brown bread, light roast, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of dark and nutty malt notes; with very nice robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice winter warmer style. All around nice balance and robustness of dark/nutty malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. Really enjoyed this one.
rumproasts (2586) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 18, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. Light brown with small head. Medium malt and light hops. Drinkable, but not really going anywhere flavorwise.
kramer (4687) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark amber brown body with a small fizzy off-white head that faded to a wispy thin covering. The nose is dry and toasted malt with just a light English hoppiness. A little fruitiness from the yeast, and a touch of chocolate malt. The flavor is dry as well with toasted and grainy malt and just a light touch of bitterness on the finish. There’s not a whole lot of complexity or subtlety to this beer, it’s rather straightforward and unexciting. Medium bodied with a heaviness on the palate that makes it a bit tiring. Moderate fizzy carbonation level. Not a bad beer, but not one that excites me to the least.
jcwattsrugger (11004) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Summit Winter-on tap-tan-dk copper. Aroma-roasty-med malt. Taste-follows. 3.2
hondajunkie (87) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Winter Sampler 12 pk. Pours a dark, coffee like brown with a 2 finger dark khaki head with some decent lacing. Has aromas of cereal grains, a subtle hint of toffee, touch of pine. Medium carbonation on the tongue if roasted malt, touch of spice with a smooth creamy texture. Aromas and flavors more pronounced as the beer warmed up. Good beer.
Fredis23 (480) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark Brown, Good Head, Lots of Lacing. Roasted and Bitter Taste although it does not last for long. A little thinner than expected. Decent.
edgallow (1655) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle pours deep amber with a off white head. Aroma of roasted malt, toffee and a hint of pine. Taste of the roast, caramel and toffee.
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bookman10 (587) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark, copper-red, with little in the way of head (and what there is, quickly dissipates). Aroma of malt and grain. Flavor is just a touch on the sweet side, a bit nutty, with some sort of muted spice in the background (can’t quite pin it down, though). Not bad.