coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - APR 25, 2010
I have no idea who gave me this, or the ratings Im about to enter but whoever did is my new best friend for hooking up a really drunk individual. I remember mostly toffee and barleywine notes to it including dark fruit and brown sugar and molasses. Probably one of the best beers I had on DLD. HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2010
Guest tap at DLD2010. Dark red pour. Aroma of brandy, light booze, sweet malts. Flavor is really good. The brandy goes well with the fruit, sweet malts, some hops in there too. Yeah, this is the real deal. Really awesome brew. Glad I got there early to try it. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2010
Tasted on draft at Dark Lord Day 2010.
I was surprised to see this marked as an old ale, because the flavor had barley wine written all over it. The alcohol really comes through in both the nose and flavor of this beer, but the brandy aging also leaves a notable mark on the flavor. A nice combination of hoppiness and sweeter, richer flavors really make this a big beer in every way. Very good! sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 24, 2010
Sweet vanilla notes, apples, oaky, toffee and caramel, some dark fruity notes. Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2010
RNH promo and CCB during RBWG 2010. Pours a deep amber mostly clear with a thin lasting off white head. Aroma is sweet apple brandy barrels, hints of booze, caramel sweet malts, toast, biscuit, a touch of brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. Flavor is earth, toast, sweet brandy, sweet caramel, toast, woody, leather- earth and slight vanilla creme in the end. Finish is pretty easy drinking although overall the beer is a touch sweet- still good though.
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2010
Huge thanks to jdubfl for waiting for me to share this growler. Pours dark amber with a white head. Nose is malt, brandy, booze, slight chocolate, and apples. Flavor is similar with malt, floral hops, brandy, sweetness, and apples throughout. Unique and very enjoyable. jredmond (8342) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
Draft at rattle n hum for cigar city event. Pours a nice body with slight lacing. Aroma is ridiculous sour apple. The mouthfeel is medium with delicious flavors rolling off the tongue... mainly notes of sour apple. 10%??? Wow. Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2010
On draft at R n H. Pours a mahogany colour with an off-white head. Aroma of plums, apple, figs, maple syrup and brandy. Flavour is pretty much the same as the aroma. Truly warming.
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2010 Ibrew2or3 (8666) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2010
Name: Warmer Winter, Apple Brandy
Date: February 26, 2010
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet and fruity aroma, caramel sweetness, big fruity with a sweet apple, touch of hot caramel
Flavor: big sweet malt flavor, lots of candied apple, brandy sweetness, just a hint of bitterness, warming, hot caramel finish
Name: Warmer Winter, Apple Brandy
Date: March 12, 2010
candy in a glass,
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 16/20
Score: ***+ /4
Big thanks to tpd975 for hooking me up with this new offering. Growler pours murky chocolate copper with tan head. The mild aroma sends out sweetness that is vaguely dark and fruity with hints of vanilla and caramel infused sweet booze. The taste has a slick sweet feel to it bringing up modest brandy sweetness and a faint sense of wood amidst dark fruity ester sweetness and sweet citrus hop flavor. It ends with a mild sense of hop bitterness and a sliver of dryness coming from roasted malts.