kenter2000 (74) - , Wisconsin, USA - NOV 16, 2013
a nice start but iffy finish. kind of light taste. subtle fruit notes. distant like a dream. I’m watching the expendables sequel as I sip this. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL prior to seeing the band Surfer Blood. I didn’t take tasting notes while enjoying this, but I remember this being a lightly spiced, slightly malty ale that went down nice and easy. Definite caramel notes, just a decent brew. wlajwl (6811) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Aroma is mint, light pine and fruit. The flavor is caramel, complex fruit, spices, a small hint of vegetables and a tart and dry finish. nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Murky amber-brown body. Foamy off-white head. Toffee, amber malt tones, some Christmas fruitcake/wassail action. It’s not really a great beer by any mean, but it manages to approximate the style well enough. Rich and malty, a spiced ESB. crossovert (12934) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Sweet, slight metal, bready malt, caramel, light spice. It is a decent brew but very metallic to me.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Murky Brown, Huge Head, Lots of Lacing. Moderately Sweet Malt, Light Pine aftertaste that does not last long. When you think of a winter brew, this one is too thin and not sweet enough to be one. Nevertheless a decent brew that I’ve enjoyed it this cold spring evening. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
A - Pours a hazy dark orange brown. 1 finger of tan head.
S - Dark malts, candied oranges, faint cinnamon apple. Unkown fruits. I had to really try and find anything in the nose. Overall the aroma was pretty subdued.
T - Spicy wheat breadiness, a good amount of toasted toffee malt, spiced oranges, over-ripened red grapes. Good hop presence. Has a soft spice blend that I couldn’t quite pick out.
M - Moderate carbonation, light to medium body.
Nice malt flavors but a very faint nose on this one. Drinks very easy and finishes dry. Seems a bit thin for a Winter Warmer but a tasty beer nonetheless. I would get this again.
Serving type: on-tap
12-08-2010 Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2013
12oz bottle pours clear amber with copper hues and supporting a weak tan head. The aroma offers up lots of prunes and raisins and then a bit of fig like sweetness. The taste is similar as I get a raisin note that borders on peppery along with some softer prune notes in the background. To midway it picks up some candi sugar and a faint beat quality. Stellaaaa (270) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Pours a clear ruby red with a thick, white head. It has an aroma of pine and dry-roasted, browned malt (although not too roasted/caramelised, just lightly). It tastes like alcohol and pine. I get a little bit of the dry malt taste at the end followed by bitterness, but the alcohol and pine at the beginning predominate. Not a horrible beer, and one I might drink again, but I can’t say I’d go out of my way to get it either. Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Pour is brown/red with a thin white head, nice lacing. Aroma of light fruits, english yeast, cloves, Earth. Flavor is fairly mild with the English yeast shining through the most - cloves, barnyard, sweet caramel. Mild hop finish, a bit watery.