alexanderj (3194) - Gilbert, Arizona, 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.
Silphium (3111) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red wine appearance, topped by a thin tan head. Dry, toasty aroma with chocolate notes. Toasty, chocolatey body with woody tannins that hint at dark fruits that never quite develop, although there is a red grapeskin characteristic to this beer. Aha! This is very, very similar to New Holland Dragonís Milk, as a bubblegum sweetness develops as the beer warms. Me likey.
auerbrau (3077) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown pour. Nice off-white head, quickly diminished. Average lacing. Only light wafts of malt, practically no aroma. May be due to temperature (cold) of brew. Ultra caramel and burnt sugar. Like a luscious dulce de leche. Wonderful burnt malt. Very sweet, rich, and smooth. Flavor seemed a little off and eggy to me, like the tap was bad.
Terminus (3041) - 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
thegreenrooster (2971) - 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.
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from 12 oz bottle at Jungle Jimís on 10/18/2006... Summit Winter Ale was a nice surprise. It pours a dark amber brown with a creamy off-white head and lively carbonation. The aroma is sweet and malty. The flavor is roasted malt, hints of coffee and molasses, and an almost hidden bit of something spicy. Overall the flavor is quite robust and enjoyable. Medium body and quite smooth. This was a good one to kick of the Winter Ales for the season...
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Plano Beverage in Plano, TX.
Pours a dark amber with beige head. Aroma of caramel malt, toasty. Flavor is caramel, semi-sweet, nice hop flavor with slight bitter. Has nice creamy full body, med-high carbonation. Pretty good beer.
BelgianBeerGal (2865) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Ginger Man. Poured a bronze, brown colour with a medium off-white head and foamy lacing. Not a big aroma but some malt and coffee. Enjoyable sweet flavour that gives way to some bitterness in the finish. Good brew.
Palidor19 (2845) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2009 decent, has got a touch of smokiness and some caramel. flavor work well enough with some bitter hops and a touch of astringent at the end.
eaglefan538 (2802) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Durty Nellieís. Pour was dark brown with some ruby hues. The aroma was sweet fruity candy (it was actually reminiscient of something from child hood, but I canít remember which specific candy), with chocolate mostly supporting it underneath. The flavor was also sweet and fruity, some cherries perhaps, chocolate, nuts, even faint coffee grounds in the finish. Mouthfeel was full and a little on the sticky side. Not bad, but nothing to write home about, a bit too cloying.