cgarvieuk (25391) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 27, 2013
bottle at jans appartment manchester .... deep dark brown ... thin tan lacing ... deep dark cherry roast nose... little fizzy dark malts ... dark roast ... chewy toffee ... soft dark malts ... chewy toffee ... kevinator (2453) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Much better than I remember. Nice malty and caramel aroma. A bread crust brown color with a good foamy head. Weighty palate with decent carbonation. Full feeling. Bready malt flavors with burnt sugar and spices. Overall a good beer only to be bettered by the bourbon barrel version. jhamp9 (1923) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Deep mahogany pour with a nice tan head and good placing. Aroma is toast, nutty, and burnt caramel. Taste is nutty, toast, caramel, and some char. Has some subtle bitterness to balance the light sweetness. Medium body. Good beer. Definitely my favorite Rahr 6-pack. ttoadee (1536) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Dark pour, finger of tan head. Nose is roasted malt. Bittersweet. Middle is coco and dark fruit. At the finish, "Someone got malt in my chocolate; someone got chocolate in my malt." Worth the effort. omhper (25380) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2017
Keg at Ginger Man, Plano. Cloudy deep mahogany colour, creamy head. Looking delicious! Caramel nose with some caramelized sugar. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Creme Brulee with notes of pine and pears, soothing spun sugar. Toffee and pine in a mid bitter finish with some husk. Rich and harmonious, perhaps cut down a tad on the caramel? Or not. It’s tasty as is.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 25, 2007
Bottle courtesy of bu11zeye: Pours a transparent dark copper with a thin ring of spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly toasted British malt and some mild earthy piny hops. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with some mild butterscotch and toffee complexity. Nicely balanced and very drinkable. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours brown with a tan head. Smells herbal, vegetal and sweet. Tastes of pepper, earthy, tea, spicy, light. Enjoyable. dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Rollinhard. Reddish brown pour with an off white head. Roested grain and dark fruit aroma. Smooth malt taste with nice touches of cherry and some hop bitterness. Good brew. 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. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2011
12oz bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, a little roasty. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, a little holiday spice, with a warm roasty finish. Nice.