beernovice39 (3119) - Montana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap. Hazy orange/amber with an off white top. Scent is caramel, wood and sugar. Taste is caramel, bread and citrus. Very tasty
brenn79 (1498) - Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours very cloudy with a creamy tan one finger head that reduces. Aroma is malty, caramel, sweet and somewhat tangy, some wood. The taste is the same, creamy and malty, moderate dry bitterness. Body is medium to almost full, carbonation is medium high. Overall I liked it, not the best winter warmer, but enjoyable.
GTAEgeek (1199) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a medium, tan head. The aroma is caramel, cut grass, chalk, and milk chocolate. The flavor is malty sweetness, with a nice mild bitterness in the finish. Medium body, a little astringent, and thick. Overall, this is a nice winter warmer, with a delicious low-level bitterness.
poisoneddwarf (1701) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours cloudy brown with a thick beige head with good retention; leaves a little lace. Aroma consists of cooked cabbage, caramel. Taste is malty sweet with a lightly bitter finish; a bit garbagey. Nothing wrong with the palate. Overall, an unimpressive winter warmer--a bit boring.
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Half finger of head on a dark and cloudy brown colored body.
Smell is all rich dark fruit with a little barnyard yeast.
Strong flavor of plum. Alcohol and bitterness bring up the end.
Crisp texture with a lower carbonation and medium body.
A nice dig on the Old Ale style. A winner in the Winter Ale category.
Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Out of the bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a light brown head. Smell is a little sweet and malty. This beer is a very good mix between sweet and bitter. A very good seasonal from a good brewery.
Pailhead (4741) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Courtesy of 5000 via trade
Bottle: The aroma consists of toffee, caramel, light wood, and some oxidation. It pours a somewhat cloudy orangish-brown with a small beige head that quickly fades to a thin film. The flavor starts with caramel and toffee. The finish has some aged citrus hops and oxidation. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it tastes like a aged and oxidized Barley Wine.
dfearnley (920) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2013 12oz bottle to stange glass
Aroma of flowers, pine, caramel.
Amber pour with little off white head and a bit of lacing. Pine, and caramel, throughout with hoppiness at the end.
brianprentiss (675) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
not my favorite style so I’ve tried to be generous. it’s a great beer anywhere but Portland, here it’s only good.
19Ei8hty (1170) - Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hearty dark malt body. Rich and dripping with winter beer seasonings. Sweet toffee notes with raisin and caramel. Some brown sugar character and perhaps a bit of rye spice. Grass and orange peel.