finn1918 (144) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wax-sealed bomber from 2012. Pour is very porter-like: deep ruby/black with a small, tight brown head. Aroma is malts, molasses, and christmas cookies. Taste is a big punch of sweet malts, and spices that swallow up a mellow hop finish. Thick, hearty mouthfeel well suited to the style. This is a pretty darn good winter brew... even in May! Grab one if you can find it!
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of cinnamon, chocolate, same flavors, slight toffee, roasted malts, dark fruits, easy to drink for the high abv
burg326 (2325) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a brownish color from the bottle with aromas of toffee, spices, light roast and a touch of cocoa. Flavors follow sjit, winter spices and roast. Not the best beer out there but decent.
Eckato (146) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from bottle...very dark with a gorgeous beige head...that is large and long lasting...strong chocolate and roasted coffee aroma....smells like it will be a big tasting beer....oh baby...this beer tastes glorious very smooth and easy to drink with a great flavor...would like this one over and over.
FatWater (19) - Martinez, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells extremely malty. Chocolate and cinnamon dominate. This is a beautiful beer. It pours black, but if you hold it up to the light, you see that it is really a dark crimson color. Thick creamy tan head with lots of lace. This is a big flavorful beer. Chocolate and cinnamon come through with a hint of graham cracker and awesomeness. I love this beer, it has a thick creamy mouthfeel and a great warming sensation. This is a big beer, coming in at 8.6% abv. Overall, I love this beer, they only brew it one day a year, so it isn't here for long, but if you can find it, it is well worth it!
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blutt59 (5651) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, from Westmeister in trade, cola brown with white frothy head, aroma is malty spices coffee and chocolate, flavor is more chocolare, curried fruit, little herb, nice
ansermadide (1195) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This modest winter warmer is dark brown in color, not completely opaque, with a light brown head. Its aroma is of strong spice and light, sweet, roasted malt. In the mouth, it’s somewhat thin, but the flavor totally pulls it into the overall experience very well, first introducing a light roasted malt and unique spice effect from the ginger. Nice combo! It finishes light and clean, and unlike most spiced beers, this one finishes so easy that nothing lingers – not the malts, not even the spice. The alcohol is almost undetectable. Nice, easy, well-spiced (i.e. mellow).
Ratman197 (7607) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 2006 vintage courtesy of CraftBeerDesign (thanks Geoff!) poured a clear reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of toffee, tobacco, spice and light dried fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, cocoa, light dried fruit and light spice with a smooth lingering cocoa finish.
frylock (1127) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby brown color, thin off-white head. Aroma of toasty chocolate malts, cinnamon and hints of cherry. Woody, earthy, cinnamon spice. Slightly sweet caramel malts. A little alcohol warmth and lots of spice and lots of spice in the finish.
fluffy (800) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is cherries and a little bit of woodiness. flavor is kinda typical winter warmer style, dark malts, spices and a bit of hop bang at the end. fairly clean finish, maybe a smidge oily. pretty good.