foyle (445) - North Carolina, USA - APR 5, 2014
Poured from 12 oz bottle into nonic glass.
Appearance: Pours a frothy off white head that recedes very slowly with lots of lacing. Color is reddish brown with some streaming carbonation evident.
Aroma: malt dominates, very bready with some caramel and chocolate, also some earthy hops.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, oily texture with a somewhat dry finish.
Flavor: bready malt, raisin, plums, caramel, a bit of dark chocolate melds with earthy and citrus hops.
Overall: very pleasant winter warmer. Enjoyed this sipper. Beerenberger (1605) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Thanks to Ken for the 12oz. bottle - Aroma of toasted malts with hnts of dark fruit. A maghogny pour supporting a thin, non-lasting off1-white head and limited lacing. On the palate, there is a sudden dark fruit sweetness, followed by a roasty presence ending in a pleasing bitter finish and aftertaste. Nice balance of the tastes offered by the malts and hops. Mediums body and medium carbonatin. Overall, I am very pleased. When I heard it was a winter warmer, I envisioned something overly sweeet and spicy. Glad I was mistaken. rproff78 (177) - - MAR 12, 2014
Yummmmmm! Great winter ale from Pyramid. One if my favorites! Worth a try! andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
I liked it a lot. Malty and chocolate were the things that stood out to me. Very solid seasonal beer. Davhgbrew (948) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Had off tap at the brewery. Aroma of sweaty socks. Copper to dark brown. Candied brown sugar middle and finishes sweet and slightly dry. Not a huge alc presence, very much like a brown ale.
mike67 (1310) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with tall, long lasting, fluffy off-white head. Aroma is of herbal, piney hops, spices, dark fruit, brown sugar, coffee and caramel malt. Body is full and tangy. Taste is similar to aroma. Finish is long and dry. It was a perfect brew to drink after shoveling snow. samsmith33 (772) - - FEB 2, 2014
Brown color, big Brown head. Aroma Is spice, brown sugar. Thick feel. Taste is spicy,warm,malty. Not Bad.
Go Hawks. Stevesie (336) - - JAN 31, 2014
From bottle. Pours a dark red with a touch of beige head. Quite a bit of carbonation. Muted nose with bits of roasted malts. Some bright piney hoppiness up front, giving way to a chocolate finish. Good kick. Solid winter seasonal. Fantomasus (291) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2014 My January 2014 review: Pours a read brown with a pretty white head that dissipates into film. Aroma is simple and unappealing: caramel, grass, and dough. Palate is worse... heartburn city. Did not enjoy. Won’t buy again. Will not drink again.
My December 2014 review: What a difference a year makes. Rated a 2.5 last time I tried it. THIS beer pours a deep amber/brown with a nice off white head. Aroma: caramel, cereal, floral, dough, and a little bit of cooked vegetables. Taste is slightly off balance towards sweet. Palate is nice with some sticky. Quite an improvement. Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
11/15/2011. From bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt aromas with caramel, spices and dark fruit. Very nice for a cold day. Good seasonal.