Ratman197 (14848) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2005
On tap @ Falling Rock poured a clear dark brown with a small but lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee and spice with a hint of dark fruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavor was malty with a hint of bitter chocolate and a smooth clean finish. DSG (14784) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle at a winter beers tasting at Norma Jean. Reddish brown color with a beige head. Fruity aroma, pretty malty, with a bit of floral honey and jam. Malty flavor with light sweetness at first, some fruitiness, and a bitter hoppy finish, slightly floral. Medium-bodied. Pretty nice. djd07 (14521) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2007
Bottle. Pours a very dark ruby color with a medium light tan head that diminishes quickly. The aroma is a roasted malt with some fruit. Good lacing on the glass. The taste is a very sweet malt with a spicy hop finish. A great ale for the winter. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Clear deep copper body, minimal head. Nice hoppy pine aroma. Flavor is moderately sweet, malty and piney, with a nice hop bitterness that appears at the end. Nice balance. Drake (13739) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 28, 2010
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 10/21/10. Pours a dark brownish red color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of spices, berries and brown sugar. The taste is brown sugar, toffee, spices, leafy hops. Medium bodied.
BeerandBlues2 (13323) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small, fizzy, white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, perfume, pine), average yeast (sweat, leather) with notes of dates and plums. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Had a the flavors you would expect to find in a winter ale, but just not still not that exciting of a beer. Bov (12636) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAR 27, 2001
intense dark brown, few head, malty - nothing special jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2008
12oz bottle-pours a big foamy retaining tan head that laces and brownish/orange color. Aroma is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy/citrus hops. Taste is dark malt, dark fruit, secondary spicy-peppery, alcohol, seems to be medium body but also a bit thin. Good carbonation. This is all about the aroma, although the taste is solid winter ale. Thanks to Joe-jwc215/wasatch. Sammy (12210) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2011
Pours a very dark brown with the visual consistency of peach fruit. Chocolate and mildly spicey aromas. Distinct bitterness from the Pacific Northwestern that gets more bitter as it warms, and yields more citrus orange taste. Mouthfeel: consistency of fruit.Spider lace left in the glass.Bottle from Premier.A sipper.