teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 8, 2015
50cl bottle shares at Chriso’s Xmas Tasting 2015, London. It pours a clean golden color with minimal white head. Aroma is sweet dusty rotten apples must dust. Taste is similarly aged and oxidised. Light bodied with good carbonation. Overall, ok ManVsBeer (10927) - Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
Bottle from Cheers Liquor Store, Todmorden. Amber with no head. Light tasting for its strength and has a thinnish feel in the palate. Has a light fruitiness with oranges evident and a low bitterness. There’s a touch of grain in its taste too. BlackHaddock (7574) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2012
From Oct 2009: This bottle conditioned beer came in a brown 500ml size, bottled on 3 Oct 08 and could have been laid down for years to come (according to the label).
I tried to pour this beer into a vase shaped pint glass, but it was so lively I had to find another glass and pronto! Once it had calmed down it looked fine. A clear dark amber, light mahogany body had an off white head sat on top of both glasses.
The smell was spicey yeast, meaning pepper, cumin and corriander (but not a curry smell), along with the more normal yeast aroma you’d expect from a UK bottle conditioned beer.
The taste mirrored the smell, spice and yeast. Robust even though the alcohol is only 4.9%.
I prefer a winter warmer to have more body and richness, this didn’t possess such attributes but it felt right in the mouth. It may even have been opened too early (only a year old).
I wish I’d obtained more than one of these because I think with time the beer will mature and could well be fantastic aged a bit.
swooper (1247) - Cambridge and Kladno(Czech Rep.), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
bottle, 4,9% alc now. briliant aroma, fruit malthoppy - orange grapefruit, Golden, hazy, white head, medium bitterness, medium malt sweetness in the end. Medium body, nice slicky feel, soft to average fizzing, nice bittersweet end, very good stuff thepegjett (1260) - Cambridge (via Winnipeg), Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - DEC 10, 2011
A - fruity
A - golden with frothy head
T - light sweet with dry bitter
P - mid
O - decent
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2010
[500ml bottle, The Bottle, York] [Santa’s Choice WInter Warmer] Pretty flat golden brown pour, aromas of hops and slight spicy bitterness. Tastes like a bitter, with something slightly odd towards the back which may be a gingery tang. Spiced with hops rather than actual spices means it tastes more like a speciality bitter than a winter warmer. Quite watery overall and ultimately disappointing. Needs more of everything. [09/12/2009] Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Winter warmer. No sign of the Ginger added. pretty tasty but straight forward golden ale. Why so golden for Xmas? fonefan (50674) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2009
Bottle 50cl. [ As Naylors Santa’s Choice Winter Warmer ]. Fin (10820) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2009
Clear medium amber color with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, caramel, moderate to light heavy spicy, ginger, rosmarin, anis. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Way to spicy for me ! 
Bottle purchased from Dodgi’ Deli’, Cowley Rd, consumed 30-09-09 Pours amber with white head, tinge of sourness on nose. Tangy, spicy, a little sour. Its ok. A5 A2 F5 P2 Ov10 2.4 oh6gdx (26487) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2009
Bottle (as Santa’s Choice Winter Warmer). Amber colour, small beige head. Aroma is lots of spices, some caramel malts as well as fruity notes. Flavour is spices, yeast, grass, some caramel malts. Quite dry bittery palate.