GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 11, 2011
Pours deep amber with creamy beige head and foamy lacing. Notes mostly of pine needles. Taste is similar to aroma, though less bitterness than expected. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2011
Bottle from Cavie. Reddish pour with a small white head. Aroma is spiced, a little roasty, and nuts. Taste is baking spices, a little caramel, moss, and molasses. Spices come way out in the finish in a way that I don’t really like. michaelinwa (656) - Bothell, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Started off ok, but second impression was not good. There just isn’t much of interest happening with this beer. It is predominately malt flavor, with only the slightest complexities. Not worth coming back to. So far this brewer is not impressing me. JazzyJ (4) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Pours a deep/dark amber color with a nice tan foam head. Very easy going compared to the other Bridgeport brews I have had. A great simple seasonal brew (winter). cbfobes (2883) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
On tap at O’Riley & Conway, pours a clear dark amber with pretty much no head, the aroma is sweet with a little bit of malt and just a hint of dark fruit, the flavor is pretty much like the aroma, sweet with not a lot going on, a little bit of malt in the finish, boring.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Dark bown with a slight haze to the beer. Nutty with a strong Caramel flavor. Liiked the light hops but seemed to be lacking a winter flavor that you look for in this type of beer. Did not get that overall good warm beer flavor that these should and will give off. Better luck next time Bridgeport. milljam (682) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Meh......another attempt to make a "winter" beer...another failure. I really think that making a beer that has a bunch of malt aroma/flavor should not automatically qualify as a winter beer. Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
Pretty good this year. Amber and opaque. Nice legs. A little bready flavor but the malt and caramel mix well with it which some don’t like but I love. Bitterness is almost perfect. Good winter warmer. BillKismet (4057) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2016
Amber body, tanned head. Feint nose of candi malt with accompanied by fruitiness and a touch of wet shoe. The body is of watered down candi malting and diffuse fruitiness. Pretty lackluster. RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - JAN 7, 2007
Very dark amber wit ha small beige head. Aroma and flavor of malt and dark spices, maybe pepper and cinnamon. Nice alcohol warmth, but not a remarkable beer really. Tasty, but milder than expected.