nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2002
This is one of those beers that you are sitting around waiting for it to get cold again so you can partake. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2002
Roasted malt and silky caramel…Sweet fruit and cinnamon…More of an autumn beer… MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2002
Looks like iced tea, not much head. Aroma is sweet and smoky with a bit of caramel. Flavor has a bit of lemony sweetness with smoke and brandy. Full, rich, malty. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 6, 2002
Very drinkable, but nothing special. Not malty enough for my taste, decent hops though. Andrew196 (1902) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2002
Yummy, even though it never really gets cold where I live, we are pansy enough to think it is, therefore Winterhook is a beer of choice. Very smooth for a winter ale, sort of fruity too.
GreatSatanUSA (107) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2002
Was a little bitter for my taste. Don’t know what the alcohol % is, but it must be high. I had 3 or 4 pints of this at the sports bar and it hit me pretty hard. Cutlass (51) - Galloway, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2002
an excellent beer. not as good as sam adams, or Great Lakes Christmas Ale, but it is inexpensive muzzlehatch (4959) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 28, 2002
Bottled. Appearance: dark brown, clear, medium somewhat frothy head. Nose: pretty weak; more malty than hoppy. Flavor/palate: sweet, fairly full-bodied, not terribly distinctive. Slight spiciness, also a bit of unpleasant metal/bitterness on the end. An OK Winter beer, not really recommended. baseballguy (246) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2002
Unexciting. The 2000 bottling seems to have fared better in these ratings. NWHopHead99 (58) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2002
Ouch! This beer was very sour and bitter, but not in a good way. Not the best winter ale, for sure. It has the dichotemy of being kind of spicey, but flat at the same time. This beer has the base elemental tastes the Chinook uses, but the Chinook has a better hop aroma, more intriguing quality, and definatly more substance to the flavour.