nuplastikk (6479) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 20, 2017
2016/2017 version, which was closer to 8.5%. Tap at Sidedoor. Deep and sweet. As much of a brown ale as an amber. Winter Warmer all the way; Big, full bodied, rich malt tones. Steady off-white to beige head. Fennel and caramel lend an odd, earthy aroma. Amber and caramel malts, pleasant spice tone. Nails it. Great Winter Warmer. deyholla (12463) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear deep amber with a foamy off white head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of bread and grain with a bit of fennel coming through. Flavor has sweet grains with a hint of light fruit and a bit of caraway coming through. csaso (2337) - Missouri, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Tap - big creamy head, beautiful dark Amber color, malty aroma and flavor, good piney hop bitterness, some kind of spice going on there but can't quite place it, a little bit of a dry finish, good overall
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Tap at the brewpub. Mostly clear amber pour with a small white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Taste is also sweet caramel with some spice. Nice hop profile. mnmike (1091) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2012
Sample at Brew Pub. Very unique beer. licorice, reddish hue, plus much complexity in the taste.
MIBRomeo (2579) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Dark copper pour with a small off white to tan head. Visible carbonationsticky lacing.nicely hopped flavor and aroma hints of toffeea subdued kind of taste with some healthy carbonation. A nice easy drinking beer. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Nice coppery / red pour. Aromas of spice, floral grass hop and citrus. bluemooner (657) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2011
The flavor was bread, hop and orange peel. Very nice.
Ruby-copper pours with a thin, off-white head. Aroma is bready with spices and hops. Flavor is bready with hints of raisins, caramel, licorice, hops, and other spices. Medium body with good carbonation and the alcohol is masked nicely. Pretty tasty and rather unique brew overall.