madvike (3301) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle - Pours deep rosy brown with a thin tan head. Nose is dark malty bread, a bit of dark fruit, light spicing, and an annoying plastic note. Surprisingly, it’s not very pungent in the taste, I was expecting something a little more bold, but it’s mostly just subdued breadiness with some corn and yeast and a little spicy bitterness on the finish. The plastic is gone thankfully., but it does leave a mouth-coasting yeasty aftertaste, Medium bodied and well-carbonated, this is a weird beer. Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Pours a deep hazy amber with two fingers of rocky white head, mostly diminishing with some lacing. Aromas is sweet malt, bread, grass and fruit. Flavor is sweet and malty up front, then hints of fruit, apples and pear. Finishes mild malt and slightly bitter. Moderate carbonation and relatively light body. Drinkable and enjoyable, but not particularly complex. jhamp9 (1962) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Dark brown pour with a nice fluffy white head. Aroma is molasses, raisin and dough. Taste is toast and caramel with bitterness in the finish. zoucrew102 (2104) - - NOV 4, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2014 Bomber. Caramel malt aroma with notes of hops and a bit of spice. Pours dark amber colored with about a finger of tan head and some lacing. Starts with strong caramel malt flavors with subtle hoppy undertones. Finishes dry but smooth with hops and slight spice characters before being enveloped again by the sweet caramel malt that lingers on the palate. Nice winter warmer. mdntklrmth (34) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Lighter bodied than I was expecting for a winter beer. Poured from a bottle lighter in color than expected. I'm used to "winter" beers being thick and heavy. This is not. The aroma screamed west coast to me. I specifically smelled and tasted Chinook as flavor/aroma hops. Chinook in a winter warmer? Yes, my friend, BridgePort succeeds. Light is body, and hop character is moderately strong with the bitterness as low. This beer is not thick and syrupy, but crisp and dry. I get plum character in it. Very nice. I need to make a "winter warmer" like this.
jimhilt (2626) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours a four finger off-white head that fades slowly to a thin layer leaving some lace. Clear deep amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Spicy malty nose. Flavor is spicy with malts and hops balancing. Some bitterness at finish. $1.49 for a 12oz bottle from John’s Marketplace Portland, OR. eeblah (106) - Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Nice strong ale, good to keep you warm in the winter. Slightly bitter malty drink, with good name. blutt59 (6579) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2012
Bottle, dark red amber, thin foam ring with aroma of fruity malts, flavor of prune and fruit with caramel finish Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
This seasonal brew is somewhat fruity up front followed quickly by strong effervescence and the a long crisp after taste. I liked it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2012
Pours copper with about two fingers white head. Smell is light, cinnamon and a bit of cloves. Taste is winter spices, mint, earthy. Very watery palate. Not the best winter ale, not a fan.