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. chinchill (5161) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2016
12 oz bottle with a bottling date of October 2016.
Look: A deep mahogany colored body topped by a weak head. Minimal lacing,
Aroma: spicy, hoppy and malty
Flavor: follows aroma, with less spicing than the aroma suggests. More hops than expected for style (highly variable though it is).
Feel: full body; light carbonation. natejgood (522) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - DEC 9, 2016
Pours a nice medium-dark brown with very little head. Aroma is a bit malty and isn’t anything special. Flavor is a bit sweet on the nose and finishes with a bit of bitterness. The beer has a nice, hearty feel in the mouth, which is great for a winter beer. Overall this is a nice offering for a winter beer. JK (6240) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2003
Aromas of hops, malt, and alcohol. Dark brown with some red. no head. appears thin. Flavor of medium bodied hops with a sweet malt finish. Has a very "full sail" taste. alanC (36) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Deep amber color with low to medium carbonation and head dying fast. Little aroma. Pretty rich caramel malt flavor and well balanced with hops. OK Beer.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Pours a reddish brown, dark, rich brown head. Nice. Aroma of spiced, chocolate truffles and booze. Thick, though not syrupy body is pleasant enough to have another. A decent winter beer that warms the spirits, but there are better winter choices. Would have appreciated more bitterness, but malt seems nicely balanced. Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2004
Clear copper colour. good light brown head. mild malt nose. strong malt taste with dry chocolate malt after taste. average lace jtxx (149) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2004
pours deep brown. taste of ginger and nutmeg. good seasonal taste. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2005
This dark brown nectar of the gods was awesome. I liked the malt and floral flavors with the hint of hops. Of course a brew from the northwest has to have Hops. This was a lighter version of most Winter wamers but was stil a great beer for the style. dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - NOV 13, 2005
Aroma of cinammon, nutmeg, caramel, pine. Appears a crystal-clear deep mahogany with a small creamy tan head that dissipates. Flavor is bitter, hoppy, followed by chocolate and roast over a decent malt base; well-spiced. Palate is medium, slick and moderately effervescent. Overall, this beer is a bit greater than the sum of its parts.