jtclockwork (8415) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice ruby colored pour. Nose and taste is smooth sweet malts and caramels, some doughs. Rated 3/5/03
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Winter Warmer Dark Seasonal Ale
2001 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Clear rich copper brown color. Thick lacy head. Mildly toasted mild hop front. Smooth light toasted fruit bisquit creamy body. Spicy ESB body with dry sweetness. Clean smooth light hop light spice end. Sampled 3/17/2001.
2002 16.9 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Cloudy thin brown amber color. White lacy head. Light vanilla toasted mild hop front. English doughy bisquit mild sweet light creamy caramel fruit body. Roasted malt cocoa hints. Mild spice citrus hop end. Sampled 12/21/2002.
bobman006 (326) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Best before 05 SEP 07. Consumed 12-17-09. Murky brown with small lacing off-white head. Aroma is earthy with grass, citrus, sourdough, cheese, pot roast?, and caramel. Flavors of toffee, apple, orange, nutmeg, and ginger. Slightly acidic and sour. Light, coating mouthfeel with dry and bitter finish. Interesting and quite tasty. I just made my holiday a little bit funkier.
Bricks (594) - Delaware, USA - NOV 8, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
Odd off-putting smell.. somewhere between straw and bacon bits. Poured well, good head.. my taste rating is based more on the absence thereof and that it wasn’t necessarily bad.
Pinball (10797) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
very dark brown, smooth sizeable offwhite head.
mild aroma, faint spices, faint licorice, faint roasted stuff. but very faint.
flavor is toffee, dark caramel, faint licorice, spices, ends mild and mild sweet spicy.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was a little disappointed in this one. It poured nicely , but followed up with a bready, acidic flavor.
Bragesnak (5387) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber with white head. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Flavor is caramel, alcohol and a hop bitterness.
bobinlondon (1256) - Harrow, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Waitrose 2007. Dark ruby with an off white head. Sweet malts with some caramel and a gentle hoppy finish.
nate2g (1548) - Boomtown! / Waikato, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with light reddish hue streaks and a creamy tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, chocolate and caramel. The flavour is roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and caramel. Medium bodied and I’m getting some sourness towards the finish. Could be an old bottle which I’m more convinced as I drink this. Would like to try this again when fresh.
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cola brown pour with a light tan head. The bottle expired in 08 but it is really tasty. Mild malt aroma. Very smooth creamy mouthfeel. Nice malt flavor, everything melds together well. As the beer warms up(started at 45), the maltiness is more noticeable. Nice lacing on the glass.