ryanscourt (452) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy malty ale. Representative of holiday desert. Not bad but good in small quantities.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a medium to dark brown color with a thin, tan head. Earthy nose with a bit of cinnamon, bark, and malt. Nice brown malt flavor with a hint of spiciness. Nothing in the way of hop presence. Medium body with a good bit of chewy malt. Decent.
NikkTwist (1232) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2013 Draft at Good Dog. Clear dark brown pour with an off-white head. Malty. Pleasant dark roasted flavors. Hazelnut flavored coffee.
Body feels watery. Bit too sweet. Not doing it gor me.
can8ianben (1274) - Souderton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Musty, yeasty, and very toasty. A sweet candy smell. Really harsh bitter bite. Dark amber color with a thin white head.
oconnors111 (2) - - NOV 20, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Malty and roasty. Overall very smooth but not the top in the category. The alcohol is subtle.
HarryCPhilly (8) - - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with a white head. Rich, caramel, malty aroma. Medium to full bodied mouthfeel. Smooth and highly drinkable, a refreshing beer for cold nights. Dark malts dominate the flavor, with hints of chocolate and toffee. "Winter Ale" is not something that comes to mind while drinking it, but itís still a good beer
revolution2718 (80) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty malt character, a minor coffee/toffee note. Very watery. Not much to it. Average winter beer.
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Dacrza (409) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Date Rated: Feb. 2, 2013...
Glassware: Corsendonk tulip...
Occasion: Hunger games watching....thirsty work...
Appearance: dark ruby-purple body with a decent off-white head; laces sporadically...
Aroma: fruity, peaty with doughy malts and some smoky hints...
Palate: fizzy and warm--a Weyerbacher hallmark--and a bit dry; full-bodied and lasting in its finish...
Taste: grapey, wine-tinged porter with a cola flavor, black and caloric; neither here nor there in terms of memorable...
Overall: the W brand has settled slightly with its alcohol overload mission and seems to have attempted a more restrained approach here; the winter may need more distinguishable notes, but its serviceable at house parties and before the fireplace...
tbopslt (237) - New York, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown coffee color with a small cream colored head. Good lacing, head quickly fades though. Gentle smell of winter spices but not overpowering. Taste is unexceptional with a slight aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a bit on the grainy side. Not the most drinkable beer due to its volume but does have that "winter" feeling to it. Just not my particular taste.
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark-red/light brown with barely any head at all. Smells of toasted nuts, brown bread, toast. Taste is sweet, mildly bitter - dark bready malts, nuttiness, hint of licorice and dark chocolate. Very mild hops, a hint of woody and floral.