prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Food and Froth. Good. Exactly what it claims to be, nothing more, nothing less. Nice for a cold snowy night.
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a ruby red with brownish hues. Roasted malts and spices on the nose. Caramel, molasses, brown sugar. A nice ale for cold weather.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Kind of smells like cleaning supplies or rubbing alcohol with a bit of carmel and chocolate malts mixed in.
Appearance: Dark brown, reddish with a small head.
Flavor: Kind of watery, dry, and burnt tasting with slight chocolate and coffee flavors.
Palate: Smooth with a bit of a harsh aftertaste, slightly carbonated like soda.
Overall: Not very good wouldn't buy it again.
TerryR (384) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with an odd note (spice?). Roasted caramel flavor. A bit sweet. Nice hop finish.
mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This deep dark savory winter treat comes from my home town. I really like this year’s vintage and look forward to enjoying the season with it. Great winter beer.
Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good winter brew. Dark in color with a somewhat bitter brown sugary body. Warms the insides. I like Summit, and this is their best seasonal in my mind.
mybrainhurts (376) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full reddish brown pour, with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, nuts and fruits, with a tootsie roll chocolate note at the end. There is also some metal scraps in the aroma that isn’t very good (I had a couple of bottles with this issue). Chocolate, medium roast almost lightly burnt. Sweet and spicy finish. Slightly syrupy. This is a fair offering from Summit.
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This ok but too biter for me. I found it a little hard to drink though I liked its coffee notes. Just too hoppy.
MoreHead (355) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had at old chicago during their holiday tour. enjoyed the balance, wasn’t expecting the hops. nicely done.
kosko20 (350) - Hopewell Junction, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A dark brown, almost black pour with small light tan head. Aroma is chocolaty, roasted malts, coffee and toffee. Flavor is much of the same. Good bitterness, creamy and thick. Good brew.