ryrpat (372) - Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Okay beer. Pours a nice bronze amber color. Not much of an aroma here and a rather bland taste. It leaves a lot to be desired
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Bottle. Good piney hop and very light dark fruit nose. Cola color, thin tan head. Thin watered-down roast malt initial / some hoppiness emerges / all fades out quickly. Medium body, a bit rough on the tongue. Not much really "winter" about it. geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Strong hop smell..taste is fairly smooth and more mellow on the hops...decent taste..not bad minihame2 (642) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 30, 2013
Dark brown, reddish body with small white head. Aroma has mostly malts and some sweet syrup/sugar notes. Mouthfeel is light, somewhat watery with little carbonation. Taste is soft with nice bitterness. It’s a pretty good ale and I can see this working outside winter as well. greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown, thin brown head. Aroma not impressive, but flavor is actually not too shabby. Malty and toasty. Rich and some very mild spices, but nothing too overbearing. Nice bitter finish.
snoworsummer (5697) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Draft the the candle pin bowling alley. Pours clear medium brown a frothy off white head. Tastes like malt, musk, gains. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like musk, malt, slightly bready, nutty, and sweet. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Tap. Pours clear light brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is woody notes, light toffee, cereal malts, and light raisin. Flavor is dry earthy notes, ash, chocolate, and faint dark fruit; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. McGarnigle (651) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2013
From a 12-pack of Christmas beers. This is a pretty one with a nice clear, dark amber body. Beyond that, I don’t know. It’s not quite an IPA take on a Winter beer, but there is some hop bitterness (45 IBUs per the brewery). A little caramel sweetness, a little roast, but these three elements seem to clash. I don’t think there are spices in it, which is fine with me. realjb29 (27) - olean, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Nose is very bland only a subtle hint of cinnamon. Appearance good clarity color is almost mahogany a deep amber hue. taste is bland over all only subtle hints of caramel, black cherry, possesses some sour off flavors. moderate carbonation. Overall not good. I would never drink this beer again. zicksmith (3) - boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2013 does not count
Bottle looks like a chode. Taste is relatively bland but what it lacks in taste it makes up for in alcohol content.