MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2006
another badly artificialy sweet, lager w/ bad flavor additives. Wish I hadn’t tried it. TechMyst (167) - Fox River Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 27, 2006
My cousin recommended this when he first started trying brews outside of a Bud_mill_oor. I don’t remember it being as fruity as stated, but still much more character/flavor than a BMC. bhensonb (15338) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 30, 2006
This was one of the original ’93 bottles. It seems to have spent 12 years in the back of a cool dark cabinet. Lots of sediment, so it may well have been live. The carbonation is very reduced, and there is a strong hint of sweetness. A subdued nutmeg and nifty raspberry. Seems a very nice and very smooth brown ale. Very English in the presentation. A great memorial to Walter Dobrowney. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 [draft at MacGregor’s - Henrietta, NY] Didn’t know they still made this stuff. Nice amber color with a creamy white head. Very sweet aroma of nutmeg, spices and fruits. The taste is very sweet and slightly bitter with lots of raspberry and nutmeg flavors. The finish is slightly bitter. All in all, a nice fruit beer. [[700th Rating]] oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2005
Pours a deep dark amber color. Aromas of dark malts, fruit, and a touch of spice. Flavor is fruity, malty, with a touch of spice and a nice hop finish.
Likerighteous (120) - Pflugerville, Texas, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Attractive new packaging shows Old-man Winter blowing in a storm. I expected more spice and more body, but the toned down balance is sure to appeal to a broader market. A great introductory brew for those just tiptoeing into the sea of spiced beers. tiggmtl (4544) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 2, 2005
Spices in the aroma are interesting though fruits are indistinct. Clear dark amber-brown with tan head that dissipates slowly. Malty flavour has spices in the finish and some fruity sweetness. Medium body with low carbonation. Sampled in Dallas, 2001. Bottle. Entered from notes.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2005
Bottle. I was expecting a heavier brew for a winter beer, until I read the label, which had a surprisingly accurate description. Poured hazy dog-brown with a fair white head. Brown sugar and spice in the aroma, like a gingersnap: very appealing. Flavors included brown sugary malts and raspberry sweetness perfectly offset by nutmeg, with a touch of hoppy dryness at the finish. This really reminded me of some kind of Christmas cake: an excellent holiday dessert brew. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2005
pours a dark reddish amber color with a nice off-white head, aromas of citrusy fruit mostly raspberries and sweetness, the taste has a presence of raspberries, sweet malts a touch of caramel, and some bitterness hoppy finish, good beer, i liked it. lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2004
Brown reddich color with flufft ivory head that falls flat very fast.Sweet fruity aroma’s of raspberries and spices.In the taste there is also a good hint of raspberries and dried hops.in the afthertaste there is a touch of caramel,nutmeg and fruityness ending in a bitterness of saaz hops.