edbeered (2) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2004 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A light but not unpleasing aroma. The taste has hints of spice and chocolate. Very smooth. A nice beer from Summit.
heemer77 (5109) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 3, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from the bottle with almost no head and a very dark body. Had this in a Chimay chalice. A little bit of amber colored light slips throught when held up to the light. Aroma of chocolate and a little toffee. Also has some slight cooked mixed vegatables. The taste is some malty roasted coffee. Also has some dirt and leaves of fall. But this is pleasant. A real winner.
JoeM500 (1906) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Jay and i agreed that it smells like paste. Cola brown, thick body. Caramelly, scotchy, malty brew with hints of toffee and a very dry finish.
jaymobrown (1697) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This smelled like glue. Mostly flavorless and dry. Some bitter notes in the end. Medium finish. Also, there were some baked raisin pie flavors, which was nice.
schweiger7 (5) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2004 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark in color, full body flavor, a long lasting head. Simply put... the best Winter Ale I’ve had.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2004
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark Brown Coloring. A very Good Offering From Summit. Spices. Very Decent Winter Warmer.
HopsOrDie (687) - New Lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2004
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a pleasant surprise, I thought it would be rated higher than this. Nice spicy malt profile with hints of cinnamon. Reminded me of an English style ale. Full bodied and easy to drink, full of hops.
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 2, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty deep brown colour. Nice warming ale with a pleasant spicy maltiness. Not extremely interesting, but definitely very nice on a cold winter's evening.
MaxPower (961) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - FEB 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear dark reddish-amber color, has a nice thick off white head that leaves some lace in my glass. Nutty caramel aromas. Bready chocolate-caramel flavors, medium body with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel, a decent winter brew, but nothing to write home about.
Braudog (5903) - Traveling the USA, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap in the MSP airport. Tan head on a black beer. Vaguely roasted aroma followed by stark toasty flavors with a coffee-bittered finish. Smooth.