dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 6, 2003
Nothing earth shattering here. Seems rather plain in the bottle, but can be very good on tap at the brewery. FlagstoneHill (215) - Erie, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Jan 3, 2009. 12 oz bottleDubbercody (213) - Vancouver, Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2008
Thin malty aromas of deep carmel. no hops, some figgy esters.
Deep browm, some ruby highlights, lots of bubbles visible, smallish off-white head with good retention.
Malt dominates the flavor - rich and carmelly. Some hop bitterness, but no flavor. Some spice (cinnamon) in the aftertaste. Somewhat oxidized and the flavor is overall quite thin.
Medium body, high carbonation. No astringency, slightly creamy/coating
This could be quite good, but it’s oxidized which, I think thins everything out considerably. will have to try again.
12oz bottle. I really like this beer, makes me even want to visit the remodeled disaster that is the Bridgeport Pub to have it on cask.
Dark amber pretty brew, with a white head. Smells great, lots of malt and toffee. Christmas/holiday flavors of spice, cinnamon and some nice hops with the piney hops.
Drinks down easily, which makes for a nice addition to the winter beer arsenal. shakespeare33 (203) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 29, 2007
12oz bottle.. pours a muddy brown with a sustaining head.. the aroma is distinct flavoring of caramel with little else.. the initial taste is very static and simple with little complexity.. hints of choclate overtones and some nutty concoctions but other than that a very subdued ale..the simplicity however, invites me in again.. no palate hangover, not bad. PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2005
Bottled. I poured this beer very aggressively into my glass and the most perfect dense white head formed on top of the dark ruby/amber body. A few minutes later when returning to the beer, from washing out the bottle the most perfect head was gone but a thin layer of lace. Oh Well. The beer would turn out to be just as exciting. This beer was well above my expectations. There was a tangy tea quality that made this beer exceptionally drinkable. Malty, dried fruity, and earthy overtones rounded out this beer to make it excellent choice for a cold night.
colts9016 (198) - Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2007
A very big head with a deep velvet color. There is lots of malty aroma. The taste is very full with a balance of hops and malt. Nice caramel nutty flavor that last on the palate. Enjoyed this beer very much. Had a nice long finish. BigSound (196) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a murky brownish red with two fingers of light tan almost off white head, pretty decent lacing.
The nose is pretty mild, a little fruit and some spice.
The taste is more spice forward, I’m having a hard time putting my finger on it but I do get a little cinnamon, there are also some medicinal flavors in there.
Medium carbonation medium body.
Overall not that bad but nothing I’d go looking for. I do suppose this is a very aproachable winter warmer. GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2004
Keg:veryfruityhadinmarchafterithadprobablyturnedfo Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - APR 14, 2010
Picked this at a liqour stotres winter close-outs section, good value. I have always been a fan of Bridgeport, but they always seem to be kind of hit or miss.This was in the middle. Not much for a winter beer, over-malty but nothing else. This was very drinkable at 6.4%, but that’s it. Overall pretty plain, was expecting something a bit more for a seasonal. xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2003 Big head, nice dark red color. Smell is a little sweet, a little weaker in flavor than most of the NW winter beers, just a hint of caramel and cherry.