TheHOFF43 (1804) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown with minimal cream colored head.
Taste almost bready with clear malt flavor and various hints of fruit and other spices. In my opinion, Summits 2nd best beer.
drdisque (685) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Paddy long’s. Caramelly. A little spice of nutmeg and cinnamon. Smooth and bordering on flat. OK.
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Summit Winter-on tap-tan-dk copper. Aroma-roasty-med malt. Taste-follows. 3.2
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured dark brown with a two finger off white head. Nice aroma, roasty and bready. There was a hint of underlying spice as well. Taste was nice. Not a tremendous body to it, but enough, the nose followed through to the taste. A nice change of pace winter beer.
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - OCT 12, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not mush body or kick for a winter beer. PLeasant spices are notable.
FUNK (120) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
a pretty good beer that has an odd after taste that sneaks up on you.
21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2001
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2003 Which ever one of us brought this to the last beer room formal drinking weekend should be proud, this was a winner.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It’s dark enough, but a tad thin in "flavour".
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice super dark amber or i guess you could say reddish brown color.Foamy long lasting tan head.Spicy malt aroma,with mild hints of coffee.Very strong coffee flavor little bite to it with a mild hint of vanilla in the tail end of the taste,slight amount of hops in the flavor but the most pronounced flavor is the coffee and possibly some dark chocolate.It also has a some what thin feel in the mouth.Not bad,but id rather have a great divide hibernation over this one.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep dark cherrywood color with a deep ruby red glow, head starts about a finger high of dark tannish color, fades fast to a lighter almost ivory colored skim and lace which is in stringy sheets. Aroma is mild of light roasted coffee or old coffee lightly burnt-like roasted malts, notes of dry hops, dried wood, and plastic-like ethonal/alcohol notes. Taste is mild and plain with light notes of burnt roasted malts, a touch of old coffee and nutty dryness mixes over the top and in the finish. Has some woodish, dry hop notes. Nothing stands out but the dryness, which is a bit uneven and not all that good as it goes down. Feel is a bit thin with a drying texture midway through to the finish which coats the mouth and tongue with a dry spongy, spiked, lightly harsh cotton mouth. A slightly weak, boring, and a pretty unpleasant glass of beer. Smooth this out, get rid of the harsh dryness and texture and i might be interested in it again. Was hoping they changed this one much like the O-fest. But now I remember why I always skip by this one every year. I'll stick with the porter.