bhensonb (15961) - 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. Dogbrick (14288) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 4, 2002
Like the other Pete's seasonals, this beer is really nothing special. Pours a dark amber color with a thin beige head. Raspberry, malt and cinnamon in the aroma but in small quantity. Flacor is light raspberry and spice, but again nothing asserts itself. I can take it or leave it. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2002
The 2001 version of this seasonal is a real gem. A fruity aroma, and the mild berry taste goes superbly with the healthy dosage of hops. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAY 26, 2004
Light nut brown to amber color with a fizzy tan head. Aroma is of hops and raspberry; somewhat toasty. Sweet to then lightly bitter. The nutmeg and raspberry flavors are a little muted. Nice medium palate. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2004
Decent reddish amber color. Aromas of malt, slight raspberry, and spice. Finishes smooth, malty, and fruity. Balanace seems a tad off. Not bad.
daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2008
Interesting beer. A bit too fruity to really be a winter brew. Some spice, some malt, and some hops. Not bad, but just doesnt seem like a winter beer. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Wicked Winter BrewCunningham (8526) - Halden, NORWAY - DEC 6, 2011
Source: Taco Mac, Sandy Springs
strong and tart ale with a slight nutmeg aroma, tap: high carbonation, hops more pronounced spicier on tap
’96 clean deep amber, good fine head, sweet malt aroma with hints of cinamon, malt flavor with lots of nutmeg and cinamon and strong raspberry highlights lasting through the finish
Name: Wicked Winter Brew
slightly spicy sweet carmel malt aroma, nice really sweet carmel malt flavor,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2012 From an old notebook. Bottle in Half Moon Bay, San Fransisco. Amber colour with a tan head. Malty and fruity aroma. Spicy and fruity flavour. PorterPounder (8355) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2002
Fresh, malty aroma - akin to a bock, thick cream colored frothy head leads to a deep copper color pour. Do not detect any raspberry flavor however, just a good stick to your ribs malty flavor. So a little bit of a ding for the flavor as it does not deliver what it promises. Overall not bad for a 'fruit' beer though. Thanks to Aurelius for bringing this to me. FROTHINGSLOSH (8267) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 25, 2011 Odd but not bad. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer pours a nice copper color with a small tan head. There is a light sour aroma that was a bit disappointing. The flavor is malty and sour with a definite raspberry taste. There is a bitterness that lingers.