yespr (44797) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2011
22 fl oz bottle. Pours dark brown to black with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and slight breadish. Sweet, caramelish and toffee malty. Mild fruity, dark malty and slight breadish flavoured. Bitter, dark malty and roasted into a medium dry finish. AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2011
A beautiful dark and delicious winter warmer! A very fine balance in both sweetness and a dry finish and one that you can enjoy a few of before the alcohol sneaks in to lull you away for the evening. Pairs ups deliciously with my wild hog fajitas! Definitely a great brew to enjoy throughout the winter. Grab some of this brew and Rahr’s Bourbon Barrel aged winter warmer as well when you find them!! fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
Bottle - pours dark brown and 3/4" tan head. Nice aroma of caramel and toasted malts. Has a medium body but slightly watery. Still, a pretty decent brew. jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
Good dark ale on a cold day. Not an everyday drink. Tasted better once the ale set and warmed up a little.
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Great winter ale, with coffee and chocolate notes, followed up with slightly burnt bitterness in the finish.
ZacM612 (700) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Super dark brown, almost black with almost no head. Aroma of fruit and dark roast coffee. Flavor is similar, with a little alcohol and some coffe-like bitterness. Pretty good. On deck...the bourbon barrel aged variety. alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2017
Bottle. Aroma of sweet fruit, caramel and brown sugar. A bit more toffee in the flavor. Light roasted lingering finish. Pretty tasty swanmann (764) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 4, 2007
The bottle pours thick coffee color with ruby highlights and a light tan dissipating head. I get aromas of sweet chocolate and mild hops. It’s got a roasted flavor with a mild bitter finish. Could be a little thicker but it’s good. I’ve rated 100! Woohoo! fiulijn (20411) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 11, 2007
Bottle at the breweryjzzbassman (1618) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 2, 2008
Cloudy dark amber color. Nice aroma, with some malt, roasted malt, caramel, toffee. Good body structure, with a good mix of malt and caramel. Enough bitterness, but it would really need a more aromatic hopping. Anyway, the most interesting here.
Pours a dark brown with a nice tan head that had staying power. Very typical aroma for the style, but not exactly rich. i like the flavor, with a warm malty backbone. Roasted nut notes, with a spice cake thrown in. Needed more body, but other than that nicely done.