Northernbrewer (147) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
About the best thing Summit has done. Robust and flavorful with a nice hop balance. Well Worth putting a half barrel in your keg fridge.
I do get the feeling that consistancy or shelf stability must be a problem by the diverse ratings this beer gets.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
very good beer,
has a hint of spices and candy apple flavor in it.
sat very good on the palate with a hint of bitterness.
a very good winter warmer
jamrun (137) - Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice bronze color, thin nice hop bite a little smokeiness sweet finnish. decent but not quite a winter warmer
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.
Obfuscate (136) - Minneapolis, - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Living in Minnesota my whole life I have had many of these, however, it’s been years since I had my last one and couldn’t remember the taste. Great balance and drinkability. Light spice, nice ale, Summit is a fine brewery.
illiniphil (134) - Nashotah, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a medium brown with a nice tan head. Taste of roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate, rye and hops. Nice flavor and easy to drink. Try it.
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SavageElvis (134) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours out a deep amner with a small white head that fades quickly. A nice roasted malt aroma. Taste is of malt, nuts, vanilla and mild spices. Light hop. A very nice medium bodied brew that goes down easy.
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours medium dark brown with foamy tan head that disipates rather quickly. Aroma is not this beer’s strong point. Some roasted malt with a touch of caramel or perhaps molasses. Taste is fuller than the aroma, a nice mix of smoky coffee, caramel and chocolate. Very lightly hopped. Kinda reminds me of a porter but with a bit more carbonation and perhaps spice to it. A pretty decent winter warmer overall.
vandc01 (122) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Carmel notes and malty.
Had over Christmas with family. Wouldn’t need to have it again
Baumgartner (122) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle poured to glass. Deep red to almost brown brew with small tan head. NIce, creamy off-white head. roasty caramel notes. over all a ok winter brew. not spiced