Jabah (474) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2016 sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted 8/24/11. Pint bottle. Pours opaque with a dark brown hue. Lacing layer of khaki head. Aromas of anise, citrus and spices. Fudge and graham cracker malts. Medium bodied with a nice dry body. Graham cracker and peppery cracker malts. Dark dried fruit and a grassy hop character. Cloying, sticky and bitter finish. Dark chocolate flavor and a rounded palate. I wish I had a few more of these! Very nice sipping!
When I saw "Juniper Berry" on the label, I got a little worried. Maybe I had thought this would lean more towards a winter warmer vs a porter. The berry flavor is mild and doesn’t overpower the chocolate and coffee notes. Has a little bitter/burnt sugar in there...slightly smokey. Solid brew for $1 on clearance....... Oh yeah, forgot about the foam! I thought it was because was an old bottle, but read some other comments about this issue. I never had a beer this foamy I don’t think. Beware....and pour super slow. sloshgator (741) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Hinterland Winterland seems to have some serious issues with execution. Pour is dark but super foamy. We are talking like 95% foam. Real annoying. Light toffee like aromas. Taste is initially coffee and chocolate be the backend is harsh bitter I assume from the juniper berries. Winterland has some potential but need to do something about the foam and tone down the juniper berries. cgarvieuk (24236) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark black... Thick tan head... Dark coffee chocolate roast malts nose.. Dark chocolate... Dusty chocolate roast... Rich chocolate roast... Light sweet toffee chocolate roast... Soft dry chocolate roast finish... Body a bit foamy Aggiebob (1103) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown in color with a tan head. Malty aroma with some chocolate flavorings. Never did sense the juniper berries. Overall just a nice winter night porter. Nekronos (4175) - Xalapa, MEXICO - SEP 6, 2015
Quite soft but very dark. Crwamy in features and very appealing. Looked less interesting than it is.
bkurtz (1081) - MOROCCO - JUN 18, 2015
Bottle - Pours very dark with big, creamy head. Chocolate, coffee, and burnt malt notes with some sweetness. Nice, rich mouth feel, velvety. Solid porter. Jellobiafra (7) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2015 does not count
This beer is my nemesis. My local gas station, which has the best beer selection in town, carries this regularly, and somehow, I keep forgetting how much I hate it. This last time, it was marked down to $4.99 for a six pack. Awesome price, right? On taste alone, it is. But it’s nearly undrinkable without investing a ton of time to wait for the head to go down. Extremely annoying. Drinking from the bottle, the beer explodes in your mouth, allowing you to only drink in small sips. Pouring into a glass? I just used 3 glasses, and waited until they all lost the head before I could drink. Nearly 10 minutes. I really doesn’t matter that the beer tastes good. It’s annoying, even at that price. Please lord, let me remember next time... woodychevy (874) - - MAR 14, 2015
Bottle at the beach. Pretty decent porter overall with an interesting subtle juniper finish. Pours dark brown/black with crazy fluffy head- had to use two glasses. Lacing lasts all the way through. All the right roasty/ smoky/ nutty/ cocoa porter notes with lasting bitterness in finish. Somewhat heavy on the charred flavor. Medium to heavy mouthfeel. Alcohol not overwhelming. Better than expected. kaser (6220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Black pour from 12oz bottle at home. Sweet berry and chocolate aroma. Dry malty and cocoa taste. Pretty tasty beer. Exceeded expectations rumproasts (5342) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. Deep brown with small head. coffee and light chocolate malt. the juniper is subtle, but nice.