oconnors111 (3) - - 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 it’s still a good beer
revolution2718 (134) - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dacrza (448) - 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 (326) - 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 (521) - 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.
artmcd8 (1220) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty average beer for winter. Can really put this down quickly. Malty with slight bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good not great. A nice, malty brew, easy to drink and satisfying with roasted malt, slightly biscuity, and somewhat lingering finish.
sherm1016 (1038) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle purchased at Pinocchio’s. Pours a dark brown color with an off white head and a little lacing. Aroma dark fruit, raisin, plum, molasses. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, roasty, milk chocolate, brown sugar, with a sweet, raisin finish. Nice.
ReggieDunlap (2898) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours deep amber/ruby with a medium tan head. Aroma has light roastiness and cocoa...a bit of dark fruit...but is very faint. Flavor has some roasty cocoa and dark fruit...underwhelming. mouthfeel is medium and the finish lingers with dark fruits. This is very underwhelming for a past silver medal winner.