Beerathon (635) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How can it be a strong ale at only 6.5%? Whatever, this is a tasty beer. Sweet malts, dark brown, think lacing head. Itís good, but would have been better with higher alcohol content to create a warming feeling.
Dacrza (346) - 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 (168) - 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 (463) - 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 (710) - 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 (932) - 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 (905) - 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 Pinocchioís. 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.
watson1977 (2361) - 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.
Emeister84 (466) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aromas of caramel, vanilla, roasted milk chocolate, and butterscotch. Appearance is very dark brown, almost black, with faint off-white head. Flavors of vanilla, cream soda, caramel, some hop bitterness, and some dry Belgian fruity esters. Medium-bodied, with a carbonated creamy texture, and a slightly sweet, slightly bitter, clean, lingering finish.
wlajwl (2985) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is a light barley wine/old ale, fruit and very heavy malts. The flavor is roasted/nutty malts, fruit, slight sweetness and a tart finish.
BREWMUSKCLES (2017) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
dark with some sweetness and raisin and fig. some malt and low carbonation, a bit syrup like. some earth this beer is mildly dissapointing with little hop or much else for that matter to get oneís interest. no alcohol. a mellowness.