HopBackDoc (474) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2007
On draft at the Flying Saucer in Ft. Worth. Dark brown pour with small head. Caramel and malts in the nose. Big malty flavor, sweet caramel, brown sugar, and mild spice. Smooth bodied, full flavor. Nice winter brew. peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2006
8% ?? Wow never noticed. Caramel and butter scotch. Dry finish. almost not entierly not at all like hazelnut in there. A malty beer with a bit of spice. The best beer from this brewer so far. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
This beer has all the same great quality of the end of winter warmer minus the bourbon. Vanilla, chocolate, raisin, and super smooth. Love it. imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Poured deep brown/red with no head.Carbonation??? where was it. Aromas of malt and burbon. Thin body with flavors of malt and a little bit of hops. Not feelin this beer at all. The only good quality about this one is how it hides the 8%ABV! roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours dark brown with small tan head out of bottle. Aroma of malt, caramel, and toasted nuts. Flavor similar to aroma with emphasis on the toasted nuts.
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foduck (330) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2008
aroma was weak and faintly sweet. looks highly carbonated/bubbly with little head. flavor is good, grapefruit hop bitterness with roasted malt finish. fair enough deal. Ofortuna (322) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 7, 2007
This one reminds me alot of the Trader Joe’s Winter beer. Light in color, body and mouthfeel with not a whole lot going on. Would’ve liked to have seen alot more body and spice character. With the previous in mind, this still does exhibit some decent malt character with notes of caramel, dates and candied fruit. jerseyjohn71 (309) - Corsicana, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2014
caramel, bread, roasty, resin, spruce, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, cough drop, raisin, red, clear, rocky head, tan foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, redgold07 (308) - Irving, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2007
Pours a dark ruby color with a very small tan head. Aroma is malty with some caramel. Flavor is rich of roasted chocolate and caramel, with a hint of the 8% alcohol. One of my favorite Rahr brews, as good, if not better than the Oktoberfest.
12 oz. bottle. bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2010
On tap at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakecreek and poured into a Trappist-style glass, this seemed somewhat misnamed as a winter warmer. It has little in common with the flat, fruitcake-ish tastes that you get from, say, Sammy Smith’s annual offering of the same name. Instead, it reeks of heavy roast aromas and flavors: molasses, dark chocolate, hints of espresso. All of these met just enough hops to avoid cloying your throat, making this a nice sipper hat evoked a chocolate stout.