gschrade (1094) - Collinsville, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours orangish-gold with white head. Taste floral, fruity, sweet. I thought this was good. I would drink this again.
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This one poured a dark orange with an off white head. Aroma was of caramel, light grassy hops. Flavor was similar, caramel, moderately sweet, and grassy hops. Boring but nothing wrong with it. Nero55 (943) - Nevada, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Bottle. Copper with large white head. Aroma of floral/earthy hops and malt. Medium body with floral/earthy hop bitterness upfront and a nice malt backbone. Not what I was expecting from a Winter Ale COMRADEJOSH (320) - Gainesville, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2013
floral aroma with a carmely taste that uniquely has a hop bite. very warming on the palate better than the rest of other brands winter hop bombs. jlruthven (612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle, pretty clear orange-amber, finger of white head. Nose is grainy, almost rye-like, British hops evident. A little spruce, a little juniper, lemon pith. Oily body, dry finish, astringent, hint of whisky malt. Cool beer.
ajnepple (6840) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Amber/dark orange and pretty clear with a nice lasting white head. Mild aroma of English hops and toasted malts Similar flavor, light to medium sweetness and an earthy bitterness. Medium body with a smooth finish. 7.2% this year. stevoj (5363) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Smooth and crisp malt with a slight hops snap. Clear amber with a small, but lasting foamy head. Hops linger on the palate. Some elements of caramel and gingerbread, although body is not heavy. A bit richer, but not a winter warmer. ttoadee (1535) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Deep gold pour, off white head. Nose is caramel malt and alcohol. Sweet. Middle is alcohol & toffee. Finish is bitter, but not overly so. I am a little confused. tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2014 Bottle: Super hazy golden-orange with some yellow trim; packed with tons of sediment that float all around. Creamy, beige head settles fast without leaving any lacing behind. Aroma is super malty; toasted caramels, mild spices, and a deep seeded, musty & earthy aroma. Some sweet fruits in the background, dates & prunes. Taste is amplified with plenty of caramel malts, spices, esters, sharp prune & grape fruitiness, almost wine-like. Phenol alcohol noticeable. Deep earthy tones, almost a dirt flavor. Okay, but a little too malty and sweet for my liking. DiarmaidBHK (5432) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Bottle from Sun Devil Liquors. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. not much on the nose. it’s a bit sweet and boozy on the tongue. Eh!