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 (428) - 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.
gam (3254) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large fawn coloured head on a dark red/brown coloured ale,good carbonation.Aroma malted and cooked hops and barley.Flavour,bitter,creamy,oily taste okay,not a lot of other flavours,caramel(smooth)fruit taste may be yeast.Finish,malty,mild bitter,dry,not the best.
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with an almost light tan head. Aroma is a little caramel and some cane sugar. Little thin in the taste, some dark fruit along with the caramel, some roasted notes as well, drinks alright but not a turn on.
jps56 (5) - USA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Nice caramel color--perfect color in this style. Overall, a bit thin--doesn’t meet expectations given the color. Less spice and less full than other winter warmers. Bottom line: Would drink anytime, but would only buy on sale.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to father. Aroma is ruby malts, raisin darker fruit character, grassy hop. Taste is similar quite rich but yet thinner than i wanted. A nice drink indeed, however more body and it could be quite a beast.
Ibrew2or3 (6926) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.5L bottle pours amber with tan head and moderate lacing. The aroma has a nice barleywine sense to it with tasty dark fruity esters and some vague spice. The taste seems like a very mild barleywine with fruity esters of raisins, boysenberries and sweet cherries. There’s also hints of roasted malts, chocolate malts and vague winter ale spices. Not big and bold enough to be a real winter warmer but a suitable warm up.
DandyWolfFloyd (641) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mmm. Good stuff in that heavy duty bottle. It’s aroma is a bit nutty, maybe some malt seeps through as well. It’s a reddish colored brew, with a minor head. Flavor is great, a little sweet a little malty. Its definitely one of the best ESBs I’ve had to date. It’s rather smooth, very nice.