mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pleasantly surprised with this tasty Winter Warmer. Pours a ebony brown color. Forms a solid 2" creamy and thick light tan head with superb retention. Thick rings of lacing adhere to the sides of the glass. Rich and fruity aromas of raisins, figs, dates, molasses and brown sugar are noted upfront with some faint notes of coffee and caramel. Full and thick mouthfeel; very smooth and creamy. Flavor profile is predominantly sweet with lots of dark dried fruit, balck licorice, molasses and burnt caramel candies. Just a touch of hop bitterness and well hidden alcohol emerge to tame the sugary sweetness. For $8.99 per sixer from Stateline in MD this is a great value big winter ale.
abdiorio (43) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells of spice and wood with a murky Amber coloring. Initial taste is wheat with aftertaste of spices (nutmeg cinnamon). Nice winter treat!
Carlisle (683) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opaque brown color with light tan head and lacing. Nose of bready malt with raisin notes. Bready with fruit notes (raisins) and some alcohol in the finish.
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OsuStu (252) - - DEC 22, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a reddish hue. Large khaki head. Aromas of leather, nuts, and chocolate. Flavor is woody, a little bitter, dark chocolate, other heavy malts, roasty and earthy notes, dark berries. Medium to heavy body. Little carbonation. A little spice and a little smoke. Warming alcohol finish.
jsmerig (1561) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark cloudy caramel with a white head that shows good lacing in the glass. Aroma of sweet malts and maple syrup slightly smoked. Sweet upfront with an earthy bitterness to offset slightly. Full creamy mouthfeel.
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jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled with Brendan. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with notes of maple, molasses and honey. Some round malt as well.
joejames (510) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to shaker glass pours deep, clear ruby red. Two finger light tan head, scant lacing with a slight cap of retention. Aroma of roasted barley and caramel. Taste is big and malty sweet but with enough hops to balance the big malt bill. Full bodied, medium carbonation, sticky mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of toffee, dark cherry, anise, pecan, molasses, raisin with a hint of alcohol. A very decent ale, complex and drinkable.
hivemind (906) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks James. Ruby red with sizable head. Very malty with lots of maple syrup and toasty waffles. Woody. Honestly liked it.
ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A: Roasted malt, caramel sweetness, mild booze, slight hop presence yet smells really boozy.
A: Pours a reddish dark brown with a very nice light brown head.
T: Warm and sweet, not spectacularly so, but a little bit of the same molasses and raisin taste. Not too strong, but also not enough to be particularly memorable.
P; Full bodied and very smooth with little carbonation.
O: This is a pretty decent beer, but not great. Some good malt flavors, but a little too much licorice for my liking.
maltiness (10) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I just missed it this year for their Christmas in July promotion but I remember it very well. It is one of my favorite beers. Warning find a safe place to drink this beer because it will sneak up on you.
LetsGoState (868) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance is small white head with deep brown color. Aroma is a bit sweet. Taste is sweet malts with a kick of alcohol. Overall not the best, not the worst.