obxdude10 (2366) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
On draft at the Phoenixville restaurant. The beer pours a dark brown color with a sizable beige head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of spices, like nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, along with some earthy and bready notes. The body is very smooth and easily drinkable. The flavors are extremely well-balanced and delicious, with seasonal spiced flavors. Iron Hill’s Winter Warmer is definitely one of the best winter seasonals I’ve tasted in a long time, maybe even ever! Very delicious! LilBeerDoctor (4193) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
On tap at IH Newark. Pours a cloudy brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of wintery spices (clove, cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg) and anise star. Flavor of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, plus the above spices. This is not your average spiced beer- the spices are well melded and more than just cinnamon and nutmeg. Also the base beer is solid. The cinnamon rim augments, but does not obscure. Great winter warmer!
8/4/9/4/16 (4.1/5) User37895 (3085) - - DEC 30, 2011
On draft at the Newark location. Rim only half coated w cinnamon/sugar as requested - nice! Pour is deep dark brown with definite choco colored head, decent initial size, little lacing left behind. Aroma of robust spices, toasted bananas, faint chocolate. Flavor all that followed with nuts, tons of brown sugar, blended toasty/roasty notes, faint molasses. Mouthfeel smooth and a tad silky. About as stellar as a spiced, brown, or non dIPA holiday beer could be! Nice jobl Justin! closey22 (2098) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Deep cloudy brown with lasting tan head aroma is of slight cinnamon Flava is dry and roasty with some hints of spice not overly spiced or sweet finishes dry feels rich Merry Christmas beachbum25 (1092) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 11, 2009
On Tap-Newark-Dark colored w/a moderate tan head. Spiced aromas. Malty flavor of roasted nuts, caramel, molasses, cinnamon, brown sugar, & allspice. Had a good bit of carbonation to it. This was a little different, but it was enjoyable. Long, spiced finish, it did warm you up.
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2011
Darkish brown in color with a thin white head. Aroma is spicy and sweet at the same time with notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, nuts(not sure what kind), and a touch of chocolate. Taste starts out spicy and transitions into a sweet molasses/brown sugar finish. One of my favorites from Iron Hill so far. ganache (6050) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Tap in Voorhees. Served in a glassed half-frosted at the rim with sugar and cinnamon. Deep mahogany appearance with red/amber highlights underneath. Traditional Christmas spices in the mouth -- cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger? Cherry. Nose contaminated by the glass frosting, but it’s not intrusive once I get to the oral phase. Very sweet, low bitterness, mild chocolate, mild vanilla, light licorice or anise. Medium body. Pleasant, and I appreciate the bold fruitiness. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2014
pours deep brown/black with a medium tan head...heavy lacing. aroma has light vanilla beneath spices, spruce and mild berry notes. flavor follows suit...very nice job of balancing the spices here and not going overboard. not my favorite style but this is a nice example. GMCC2181 (1613) - Newark, Delaware, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draft at IH Wilmington. Brown in color not much head. The bartenders rim the glass with some brown sugar... I could of done with out that... anyway. Smells nutty and malty. Taste is like a brown ale. Lots of nuts, strong malt backbone with some winter spices. Medium body and carbonation level.. Overall: Nice winter ale...