pumpkin (28) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUN 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle is older, my label is the older label. small head small lacing, nice caramel color, smell of malt, nut and caramel. smooth taste, slightly spicy, medium body not to much carbonation, malty and caramel finish, easy drinking.
falkirk005 (27) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at brewery. Dark maroon color with decent head. Malty flavor with hints of spices. I would drink it again.
msjacilynn (26) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a deep copper with tan head. Aroma is roasted malts but nothing overwhelming. (I could’ve been a bit plugged up from being outside.)Taste was decent, creamy, nutty, and finishing with a light coffee taste. Not overly carbonated and excellent lacing throughout. Great way to end a day on the slopes or ice-skating...sitting by a fire and putting up your feet!
PintPiner (20) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slight aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. Initial big foamy tan head that quickly subsides to nice small layer of foam with good lacing. Clear, dark mahogany when held up to the sun. Mild carbonation. Medium-light body. Slight tangy spice up front, chocolate and roasted nut with a hint of coffee and burnt carmel.
averyblund (19) - Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A yummy and heavy winter ale. Not a casual drink but one to be savoured and contemplated. Plenty of depth with a nice duel of sweet and bitter. A good choice for winter ale lovers and those new to Summit who enjoy these types of brews.
gtreptow99 (15) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2001
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this one over thanksgiving as well and was surprised by it’s really mild taste and smoothness. Definitly better than other Summit products.
phrygian68 (9) - Columbiana, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2007 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a suprisingly dark color for a winter ale! nice 2 finger head,the lasts a nice while! nice caramel malt aroma! with hint of coffee! reminds me of a light stout both in flavor and taste! very drinkable!
beerman (8) - Monticello, North Dakota, USA - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got a keg of this and brought it to the cabin. It was a great drunk fest. Good dark brown to black beer color. Tan head. overall great
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.
bigglassobeer (4) - USA - MAR 18, 2007 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep amber color. Finger worth of head and lacing. Flavor is of chocolate and nuts. Very nice, in my opinion its better than Summit’s extra pale ale