Derek881 (1265) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled the 2007 winter version on cask at the brewpub. Served only slightly chilled, close to room temperature. Aroma was mostly malty, some caramel and some fruity and herby notes too. A dark amber-orange color with a tint of brown and a creamy, medium-sized, off-white head with average retention. The flavor was sweet, but with a bittering hop balance to complement. Mostly smooth on the palate, with an average thickness and lighter carbonation. A good winter beer with specialized character.