ckstanley (1) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2009 does not count
One of my favorite winter beers. Pours a cloudy yet copperish brown. Subtle Caramel after taste that makes it my favorite. Malty with that bitter sweet winter feeling. Great Job Boulder Beer! amboston (5) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2005 does not count
Pours a deep crimson red with a long lasting head.
Awesome lacing on the glass.
The aroma is a bit hoppy with more malt coming through. Same with the taste.
This is a great winter ale Ill be drinking this one on many occation.
GREAT JOB BOLDER BEER! lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Aroma: Very sweet, with slight cherry, rose, and other earthy scents.
Appearance: Cherry red, medium bodied, small head.
Flavor: Mid-drink--a burst of flavors, especially chocolate-covered cherries or rasberries that linger long in the back of the throat after the end of the dink making one want more. Very sweet, flavors that fill the mouth, including tasting between the teeth.
Palate: Flavors fill the mouth--first bitter up front, followed by a loud punch of flavors, then ending smooth with flavors filling the back of the tongue and throat and that wonderful lingering aftertaste.
Overall an excellent winter beer. Wow! scottmc (167) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2007
A good winter beer with just the right amount of hops. A hoppy aroma, makes this beer the Hazed of the winter season. The hop combination is very good, producing a taste that is very flavorful. The caramel malts make this the dark seasonal brew and bring a full bodyto the table. dwyerpg (6368) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 19, 2007
Smells pretty good, cloves and nutmeg and caramel. Looks decent. Taste is sweet and with caramel and hoppy. Goes from thinnish to thick and pretty sweet throughout. It’s only real downside.
closey22 (2032) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Amber red with this lasting white head; Malty sweet aroma with hints of berry, caramel, cinnamon- very nice & full; flavor is complex, this beer is rocking my worlld, its hard to describe really, malty caramel sweet, fruity sweet, slighty spicy(can’t placeexactly what spice) and hoppy; finishes dry and very bitter + hoppy; feels medium body. Gotta get more of this! AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - NOV 25, 2004
2003 bottle:Pale red color with a rocky, sustaining, light tan head. Toasty, biscuity malt, good caramel...reminds me of a throwback mild. Flavor is the same as the aroma with an extraordinary finish of rich caramel that comes back after you think its over. This is my type of ale though I do not get much of the spicing. GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2006
Pours dark amber w/ a medium semi creamy froth that reduces to pancake batter bubbling in a skillet when you look at it. Aroma is nicely balanced w/ moderate caramel malt and slight hop flowering. Medium full nectar w/ mellow residual effers. This brew is well balanced. Caramel malt balanced by crisp asprin hop w/ a slight spicey citrus character. Highly recommended. mattd017 (51) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2007
This is a very good beer. Nice balanced. Pours a deep brown with a nice white head that leaves beautiful lacing around the glass. Smells sweet, spicy, malty. Tastes delicious, very well balanced, tiny bubbles make my tongue happy. Has a nice hop bite at the end. Underrated on this site. Probably my favorite session beer out. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Reddish brown with medium head that settles quickly. Roasty aroma. Tart edge on a sweet caramel, yet bitter brew. Good winter beer that ’s not too heavy.