douglas88 (5553) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle bought at College Liquors in Grand Junction, CO. Pours a ruby-brown color with a very large and thick cream colored head. The aroma is very light toasted malts and nutty notes. The flavor is very nice; smooth bursts of fruit, toasted malts, light nutty flavors and a rich and full mouthfeel. Very nice. I love the label and the beer. Easygoing and yet very flavorful. Great. Also, this beer is a few years old, best by September 2007, but still quite good. I’ll re-rate when I get a fresher one.
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
not terrible but not much of a warmer. Pretty thin - decent favor - drinkable
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy and dark orange amber with very fine diminishing head. Aroma is lightly roasted crystal malts and small hints of spicyness. Very light body with a light toffee and sugar sweetness that dries out in a long rather bland and dry finish. Overall little dimension for a special seasonal brew and light in body for a real warmer.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Getting my notebook online. Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown w/o much head. Candy like smells. Taste is very hoppy but not very complex. Nothing outstanding here but a decent beer with some kick.
madquacker (1019) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as warming as one might think. A little thin but some charcoal and caramel over an english bitter. A little sweet. Good but not great.
Beerman6686 (3870) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown color with a big off white head. Aroma was almost non existent, nothing bad, just not much, there. Flavor was almost the same, very bland, a bit of sweet malts and a tiny hint of some sort of spice. Not too great.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cherry cola aroma, thick creamy head, dark toffee body. thin, very clean, hardly any body. slight hazelnut hint of hops way back in the finish.
bhops (427) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours amber brown with smallish head. Aroma is sweet malits, bourbon? and hint of sourness. Flavor is caramel, roasted malts but not too strong. Full bodied with dry finish. Not remarkable for its type but a drinkable beer nontheless.
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
..a unique winter ale in that it is not heavy in taste not strength....wouldnt even really call this a winter beer, should be called a brown ale and available year round....very good
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to KJ’s in Lake Dallas, TX. poured a hazy copper color with a beige head and little retention. aroma had good notes of carmel. flavor was sweet with a little bitterness. carbonation was med-high. a little more bubbly than i was expecting out of a winter warmer.