KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2009
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Axel’s Bonfire, Blaine, MN. Pours an average mahogany with a thin body. Aroma is thin spice (cinammon and nutmeg). Flavor is sour malt with a coppery vegetable film and a peachy finish. Average mouthfeel. Spring, hurry up.
jsquire (3400) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at the St. Paul airport. Dark amber color with a big root beer head and lots of lace and a sweet, grainy nose. Dark brown sugar sweetness and an almost roasty coffee bitterness in the finish. The alcohol seemed higher than the 5.9% listed.
djd07 (3372) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as shown. Pours a dark ruby color with a large frothy light tan head. The aroma is a roasted malt with chocolate, toffee and smoke. Good sticky lacing on the glass. The taste is roasted malt, with licorice and a nice dry finish. A good english strong ale from Summit.
RobertDale (3345) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown with a nice creamy biege head. Aroma of roasted malt and caramel. Taste is similar with just a bit of spice. Liked it for the small amount of spices. Good.
alexanderj (3299) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Was a little strange for me at first, but I eventually warmed up to it. Flavor of chocolate, malt, floral, spice, a slight sweetness, and some hop bitterness. REally interesting flavor, and would make an excellent winter beverage.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle by way of moelikebeer...
the pour is very porter-esque... ruby dark brown with a creamy off white to grayish head. sporadic drippy lacing noticed.
the aroma also reminds me of a porter... without a whole bunch of character... coffee, lactose, mild sourness, brown sugar and faint pepper.
there’s a light sourness on the palate as well... especially toward the finish. flavors of chocolate, coffee nuttiness, brown sugar, malt and mild spice are noted.
light to medium bodied with prickly carbonation and a somewhat harsh mouth feel.
this seems to me a weak porter masked as a winter warmer? 6/4/6/3/12/3.1
Terminus (3229) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - NOV 26, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite the sweet little winter warmer-definately not the best from my night at old chicago for their holiday beer tour-huge malt with sweetness with a touch of hop bite at the end. not bad, but there are better winter beers out there
oldrtybastrd (3223) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark amber. Aromas of malts/toffee/spice. Flavors of malts, caramel, spice, and a lightly bitter finish.
CanIHave4Beers (3193) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
One from the backlog. Pours a deep brownish red almost burgundy color with a nice tan head. The aroma is nutty yeasty and roasty with a light fruitiness. The flavor is roasty and a little chocolaty, mildly nutty with some good bitterness. Much better than I had remembered but not exciting per say.
thegreenrooster (3174) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a decent caramel malt. Flavor is malty with some weird souness. Finish has some cocoa and roast. Ok but nothing great.