airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 17, 2015
Appearance: pours a very creamy light tan head, the beer is a nice clear yet very dark brown color
Aroma: light coffee, faint
Taste: medium coffee, light chocolate, moderate coffee bitterness on the finish
Palate: very full mouthfeel, light carbonation, light bitter aftertaste
Overall: a good beer, reminds me of a porter kinda, awesome mouthfeel of course, nice bitterness
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ryrpat (372) - Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Great darker brown color. Hoppy taste without overpowering. A bit malty and dry finish is excellent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ogre71 (359) - Utah, USA - NOV 21, 2015
This one wasn’t for me, but it has lots of flavor pours a nice dark red just has to much going on for me. tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not very good. Not shitty but... Bitter, hoppy, and plain. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Darkmagus82 (2302) - - NOV 10, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2016 Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep brownish mahogany color with a small tan colored head. The head fades very fast leaving just a little bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a sweet fruity smell of a dark fruit nature. The aroma is heaviest of some raisin and plum mixed with some other sweeter caramel aromas as well. Along with these smells comes some spice of nutmeg and a bit of nutmeg. Some lighter roasty smells as well as a little bit of a toast are there as well, creating a sweet and lightly roasty winter warmer smell.
Taste – The taste begins much drier than anticipated from the nose. It begins with just a bit of dark fruit flavors of raisin and plum with some light caramel mixed within. Along with these tastes, are some rather roasty flavors of dark toasted bread. As the taste advances, the roastiness increases a bit with some coffee notes coming to the tongue. All the while, the sweet fades some, with some spice flavors of nutmeg and clove taking their place. In the end, with the sweet fading, the spice and roast increasing, and the oncoming of a little bit of an earthy taste, one is left with a somewhat, drier, and darker spiced flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner side for a winter warmer with a carbonation level that is average. A thicker body may have helped with the lighter sweetness and darker flavors of the brew accentuating them more, but overall the feel was OK.
Overall – A rather decent winter warmer. It didn’t have a huge sweetness or a huge booziness, like most winter warmers have; which was rather nice. It was in some ways too easy drinking and a little bland for its style.
vyvvy (6392) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - OCT 25, 2015
On tap at the brewpub - Pours bronze / brown with a beige head. The aroma has heavy roast, brown sugar, richness, nuts and a bit of spice. It has a medium / full body, but is still a bit crisp and has soft carbonation. The flavor starts with hearty malt, fairly dry wood and is malt heavy. The finish has light spiciness and a hint of berries. Nice. Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Hops of earth and some spice in aroma. Flavor is strong malts and some spice. Some alcohol heat and nice malty finish. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
A: pine, citrus, dark fruit, rich malt, touch of chocolate.
A: deep brown with cherry hues. finger of light tan head falls quickly to a sheet of the same. spotty lace.
T: Full malt palate up front, with a caramel/toasted malt foundation. Nice floral and bittering hops come through in the climax, along with sweet ethanol. Very well balanced.
P: Medium body and carbonation.
O: A very good warmer that only shows its abv when it needs to. pumpmaster (1393) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $7.49/6-pack. Very good. steve1966 (131) - Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Solid brew. A bit different than the usual winter ale. Malty hoppy dark brown ruby color. Taste some toffee brown sugar earthy woodsy sweet dark fruit. Dry tart bitter finish. A nice treat will revisit next winter.