Beerhunter111 (20460) - P´Castle, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2016
Klares rötlich braunes Bier mit einer mittelgroßen beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch würzig, leicht röstmalzig, rotes malz, Früchte. Geschmack süß malzig, schokoladig, Gewürze, Karamell, interessant. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2011
Growler, thanks wilkie. Clear copper body atop small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, spice, some ginger, caramel, light cinnamon. Taste is moderately sweet, ginger, some spice, caramel, faint cinnamon. Medium body, alcohol well contained. Drake (13724) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2012
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of caramel malts, smoke, bubblegum and spice. The taste is toasted malts, nuts, a smoky almost woody note, spruce, spices. Medium bodied. Didn’t expect this much smokiness, but its still a pretty nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13303) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 3, 2011
Growler shared by wilkie. Pours clear tawny with a medium, creamy tan head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spices (cinnamon, nutmeg), caramel and nutty malt, yeasty with dark fruity esters. Flavor is malt dominant, spices, dark fruits (dates), light sweetness and a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. radagast83 (8050) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
At the DC Craft Beer Festival. Poured a dark hazy cola color with an off-white head. Aroma was light malty notes with some fruity and spice notes. Flavor was some roasted malts, fruity notes, nice mellowed spices. Enjoyable.
Cybercat (5828) - Georgia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Malty aroma has smoky, yeasty, hoppy and subtle spicy notes. It pours a lovely clear chestnut with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled light tan head. Flavor has firm notes of cloves, woody hops and roast malt plus hints of caramel and cinnamon. Smooth texture has a decent amount of fizz, and leaves a hoppy, woody finish. chinchill (4978) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Undated 22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a clear, dark reddish-mahogany with a modest tan head.
Malty, smokey and spicy compared to the average "winter warmer" (as if, with all the variability, such a thing existed). Some dark fruit and hints of hops. Excellent aroma with very good taste. Smooth, medium-full body with medium-low carbonation. DiarmaidBHK (4891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2013
Bottle from Greenville beer exchange. Pours dark brown with a Thin khaki Head. Has some nice holiday spices on the nose. The taste has big spice notes on the tongue and it’s also fairly hop forward. Unfortunately it doesn’t blend together well. It tastes a bit like leather. Not a pleasant experience. maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a moderate off white head. Nose is a little spicy, but not all that strong. Taste is rather strong and malty with some caramel notes and some roasting. Too strong for my taste. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2011
Growler from Whole Foods, Durham. Cap says 7.3%. Dark rust colored pour, with a fast-receding head that leaves minimal carb and basically no lacing. Nose is really interesting, with char, molasses, meat, and very mild hop spice. It’s only in the taste that you get a sense of those other spices, though they remain a bit indistinct. Thin body, but the flavors are generally pretty bold, kind of a combo of a smoked porter and a winter warmer.