Stldsf1 (572) - Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice deep pour. Light malts , chocolate , caramel. Some light spices. Pretty forgettable. Not a ton going on here
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dimenhetfield (2378) - , Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into glass. Winter warmers to me are a bit hard to swallow, too overly malty and some can be a tad on the boozy side. This one falls into that category somewhat. Nice cocoa flavor but the malts dominate.
jebert (410) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark reddish brown with a small dark tan head mostly dissipating. Nose is of malt and grains. Fairly creamy on the palate, the taste is of malt, chocolate, a touch of caramel and a hint of hops on the finish. Nice and flavorful. Good on a winterís eve in front of a fireplace with nuts or pretzels.
VT (872) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Pours orange brown with a nice beige-orange head. Tastes like caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, malts. Almost no bitterness. Watery body. Not a memorable ale.
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color. Smell is of spices, some malts. Taste is spicy, cinnamon, some malts. Overall a different and enjoyable beer.
Billicus (283) - @Hot peppers!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle on sale, aroma, malt toast brown bread
color, medium amber hue, nice head
taste, no spice just a strong malt beginning and finish, does impart some warmness
overall, I have to try fresh, next year still good.
Scrapersnbeer (1018) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one has a chocolate, roasted aroma. Itís dark, almost a brown ale. The flavor, however, is bittersweet and smokey, like caramel and cigars. Strange elements abound, sort of an old ale but not heavy enough. Medium body, both biting and smooth somehow. I enjoyed this, but have trouble explaining it. See for yourself.
BVery (4305) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a nice foamy off-white head. Nose is chocolate malt. Palate is smooth. Taste is slightly roasty, slightly malty, and slightly dark fruity - nothing dominates, but it blends together quite nicely. Enjoyable brew.
TBone (9997) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 10, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught@Blind Tiger, NY
Sold as "Winter Warmer". Dark ruby color, small beige head. Caramel and perhaps hints of licorice too. Medium-bodied. Very caramelly with some alcohol. Somewhat English feeling. Decent.
JCB (3859) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Samís, Durham. Bright, somewhat oily dark brown pour with hints of garnet and a moderate head. Warm and suffusing malts in the nose, promising an emphatic caramel bomb. Hints of fruit and a touch of dry hops playing around in there, perhaps even a hint of roasts. Okay, I guess, but nothing Iíd swap out for Hibernation.