HoppyGuy (111) - Washington, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Bottle. Pours a hazy dark walnut brown color with a medium light tan head. Caramel aroma with a bit of sweet fruit and roasted barley. Just a bit sweet, with cherry and molasses up front, some chocolate undertones and a very slight bitter end. Fairly soft mouthfeel. Good, but not as deep ("heavy"?) a roasted flavor as many of the other winter brews. oldgrumpy (109) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2011
One of my earliest craft beers and I still remember how good it tasted. I would love to find another
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Nice strong ale, good to keep you warm in the winter. Slightly bitter malty drink, with good name. archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
now this is some wicked shit very strong flavor and a ruby red color and gives a killer head and a bitching migraine the next day if you have a 6 pack Krausen (102) - USA - MAR 1, 2005
Decent ale, nose smelled strongly of celery salt. Good balance of malt and bitterness with a nice warming effect.
luiss (89) - Elmsford, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Pours out a ruby red color. Nice frothy head that tan in color. Smell is of dry wood and mild flower aroma. Highly carbonated and the taste is a bit hard to feel out. Def fizzy and spicy. HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2006
Subdued aroma for the style. Mostly caramel, some dried fruit. Good rubyish dark color with not much head to speak of. Nondescript mouthfeel, sweetish flavor, aroma and flavor very similar - no surprises. Bready malts with no layers of complexity. kenter2000 (75) - , 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. amceachern99 (70) - Albany, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2001
Thick tasting. Has a nasty aftertaste...................................... Redpointed (69) - Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Bottle, Aroma is malty, but not too strongly. Nice head and color. Taste is strongly malty with some spice coming through at the end with a hint of the alcohol. Pleasant and wintry. Overall a good ale.