garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 Out of a bottle... wow, somebody poured nutmeg and cinnamon in my red ale! "Winter Warmer" is a very interesting brew, but (spice flavors aside) I find it a bit lacking in body. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2004
I do not know why I waited so long to try this one, but if I had not ever I would not have missed much. Has a really nice garnet pour, with lots of frothy head. The aroma is tingly and spicy. The taste is just overwhelming, too much spice, a little heavy on the clove and nutmeg, with an alchohol burn that is full of cinnamon. Over the top. DCopperfields (146) - New York, USA - MAR 11, 2004
This is a beer I heard a lot about before trying it, so I know it is popular. Pours nice dark amber, displays ample head bestowing good retention qualities. Nose is full of spice, cinnamon nutmeg, ect. Big combo of malt and cinnamon and other spices at first taste, but it follows all the way down. Medium bodies, decent mouthfeel, but the spice is cloying. I can drink a half a pint of this, but it will never be a session beer for me. ericnixon (746) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 22, 2004
Sadly, i was kinda sorta sick when i had this, so i had a difficult time picking out any distinct flavors. I did detect a good amount of spiciness in it. Nice amberish color with no head. Served way too cold at Fridays. dberger624 (1028) - Voorhees, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Bottled. Good beer. Cinnamon hit very hard up front but mellowed towards the end. Nothing wrong with this one.
PorterPounder (7961) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2004
Rather enjoyed this one. Thin, but sticky off-white head with gooid lacing. Dark copper colored - slightly hazy. Aroma is of Christmasy spices - most likely nutmeg. Hearty, stick-to-your ribs kind of flavor - reminds me a bit of pumpkin pie. Good, thick mouthfeel, clings to your mouth. One of the better spice beers I have had. Thnaks to Aurelius for bring this back from the NE. Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2004
Dark amber beer with a short white head. Aromas of sweet caramel malts mix with a back drop of cinnamon and nutmeg aromas. The overall effect is rich, with strong caramel and gingerbread flavors. Very little hop flavor to speak of. It finishes with sweet malty flavors up front, and ends with a very long cinnamon and nutmeg finish.
r464 (2360) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2004
Deep copper in color with a quickly disappearing head. Smells like pumpkin pie. Flavored like a pumpkin beer rather that a spice beer. Not too bad at all. Not strong with alcohol well masked. evinal (49) - Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 2, 2004
thin head. nice apple and nutmeg aroma. I think i like the aroma of a spice beer more than the flavor. A bit watery on the palate. Not bad jsquire (4483) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Copper color out of the bottle with a sharp sweet cinnamon, nutmeg spicyness. Thin head dissappeared to nothing too quickly. Body is a little thin. Very spicy with lots of cinnamon and brown sugar. The finish is a little metalic. Solid spiced beer but nothing great.