jmohno (1351) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear dark mahogony,some lacing,short froth.
Aroma is toasty,malty,nutty,mild vannilla chocolate.
Farily rich malt taste with mild choclate,almost foamy,toffee caramel,somewhat sweet,has some light spice note nutmeg/allspice/slight cinnamon like. Reminicient of a cola taste mildly but nothing detracting from a decent beer.Has some citrus and roast in finish.Maybe a little sweet/salty. Chocolate roast finish.
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle liberated from a friend’s refrigerator (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Aroma: Toast, some spice, and some resin.
Appearance: A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.
boozedude (2212) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear dark red.. Small off white head.. Very fruity aroma, taste is sour fruit and metallic malts, decent winter, nothiong i’d get again tho
jcr (2424) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, peat and spice and hint of ash and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture finishing slightly syrupy, lively carbonation. Taste of earthy peat, roasted malts, caramel.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great nose. Kinda bland in comparison to other winter ales. Drinkable but not overly impressive. Bells winter is tastier in my opinion
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle A - Pours reddish brown with khaki head. Good lacing. S - Nice
nose. Bitter chocolate, vanilla, & slightly yeasty. T - Bitter chocolate M - Silky, light/medium bodied, a bit watery, little carbonation, dry finish O - Good winter seasonal.
steeleliver (125) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour moderate brown, a bit darker than most ales, with a finger to two of light brown head. Taste is of roasted malt with a tinge of hops and spices. Palate is that of an ale, no extra thickness for winter. A consistent beer, no suprises, pleasant. Worth trying, but I wouldn’t drink more than one.
MarinEvelyn (722) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
a nice taste of spices, fairly smooth. rustic. decent winter ale, nothing spectacular.
beerbaaron (1816) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust, roasty, brown sugar, a little spice, light coffee and chocolate, medium body, mild hops, slightly def finish. Good seasonal
Onslow (1301) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Medium brown brew with two fingers of almost white head that settles to a consistent smaller head. Aroma of malt, nuts, spice. Taste is sweet malt, nuts, spice, a little dry in the finish but sweet throughout. Very tasty and pleasant.