jedimasternick (96) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2002
A much better winter than others including Sam Adams with a nice slight spiciness. HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
(Bottled on 10/14/02) Medium body, malty and nutty. Sweet finish............ howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2002
"Robust"? Maybe. Not too bad, classic english ale flavor, but nothing like the better examples. drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2002
Very sour kind of bitter, unpleasant actually. I drank this while watching UW upset No.3 WSU, and being from Pullman maybe this was Seattle's way of saying "don't drink our goddamn beer if you our rooting for the other team." Well, just like the Huskies, beer too can have a bad season. Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2002
Contrary to popular belief this is not the same every year. This wasn't one of the better ones, lacking in flavor
Discofish (152) - USA - NOV 23, 2002
Kinda tastes like puke.............................................. ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - NOV 23, 2002
Had a few of these in a bottle after watching Ohio State spank Michigan and clinch a spot in the Fiesta Bowl. GO BUCKS!! Anyway, I digress. Subtle nose of caramel, flowers, and a hint of citrus. Pours a clear ruddy brown/orange. The ultra creamy and exceptionally tight off-white head is mostly lasting with good lacing. The flavor starts sweet with a warm and spicy middle that is slightly acidic. The finish is on the sweet side. The medium creamy lively palate finishes clean and slightly dry. Not bad. Drew (2470) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2002
2002 - medium thick, sweet fruity malts too close to cloying.
2001 - thick, syrupy. some fruity flavors towards the end of the bottle. I don't like winter warmers that add fruit. I prefer a traditional winter warmer like Young's or Sam Smith. AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Dull brown and transluscent. Dry hoppy aroma. Sweet malty taste - some hints of raspberries, caramel, woodiness, strawberry? Agreeable but mild finish. This might be a good campfire keg beer. papajohn (1340) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - NOV 22, 2002
Deep dark amber with a foamy fast fading head. Light on the nose, not much there. Flavor is sweet and slightly spicy. Light dry malt aftertaste. Quaffable, but nothing special.