luttonm (6172) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 5, 2013
22oz bottle in Seattle. Clear dark whisky. Sweet caramel aroma and first sip, sparkly roast body, sweet dry backbone. Not too herby. Good hop bitter finish. Nice beer braznadian (59) - Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Pours a dark reddish color with really bubbly white head that sustains for at least a minute or so. Smells of caramel and burnt sugar, also citrus notes and pine resin. Great balance of bitter and sweet. Good dose of hops for an amber. Definate citrus flavors going on here too. Body is very good and is lightly carbonated. I’m not sure what is wintery about this, and think it could be offered year ’round. stantheman (1036) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Large bottle from BCLS 39th/Cambie in Vancouver. Dark reddish-amber color, with generous off-white head. Nose is floral citrus hops. Taste is gloriously hoppy, with some malt backing. Finish is long and bitter. Exceptional! swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle, copper amber pour. Light citrus hops with a touch of Xmas spice. Slight cinnamon & allspice. Pretty big dose of bitterness. Decent flavor. Bottle art better than beer. Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Single bottle purchased from Kensington Wine Market in Calgary, AB on 12/24/2012. Colour: Medium brown with light brown lacing. Nose: A whole pocket full of fruit and flowers from the hops. Subtle backdrop of toffee. Note of wet leather and tomato sauce. Huge nose with boundless energy. Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. Like most brewery winter releases, this one is a bit sweet - but the malt is non-offensive and its integration is as slick as it comes. The hops are crisp and protruding - but again smooth and well crafted. Long, lingering finish of nut and even a dash of maple. Whoever was the mastermind behind this one is a genius.
stchloe (1017) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 28, 2012
For winter beers its quite good, smells amazing, but as a whole it kind of gets lost as another dark IPA. That said I would drink this always. Blairgus (4537) - California, USA - DEC 19, 2012
19 dec 2012, bottle. Orange/brown and faintly hazy. Nose is resin hops and red fruit. Thin body and mildly fizzy. Big grapefruit hops, very bitter. After the bitterness fades then there is a sweet Ted fruit element.
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Huge hops aroma up front, Northwest style. Booze is quite detectable. Pours a nice copper color with a thin head. Lots of carbonation on the tongue, resounding hop bitterness, nice balancing with sweet malt. Sticks around for awhile. Highly drinkable winter warmer. Build me a wet snowman. turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
On tap. A hoppy ale with lots of malt backbone. It’s much like a really alcoholic IPA. Shink (177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 2, 2012
Out of a can from Uptown. Pours a copper color with a smooth white head. Smells quite hoppy and tastes very balanced between hoppy and malty. An excellent beer! I think I may have a new favorite winter seasonal!