garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2011 From a cold twelve ounce bottle - Rivertown Winter Ale is a dark auburn hued brew with a rapidly fading head of foam and a sweet, faint aroma. The taste is primarily balanced spicey maltiness with cinnamon and molasses notes. It’s a fine brew! daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Nice amber pour. Whitish head. Aroma hits with loads of cinammon, molasses, licorice, allspice, yeast, bready notes. Flavor is smooth, creamy and loaded with christmas spices, cookies, cake...good stuff! dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Thanks to daknole. Pour is amber with a khaki head. Aroma shows notes of light roast, brown sugar, and cinnamon (cinnamon toast crunch anyone?) Flavor shows the same with additional notes of gingerbread, molasses, and nutmeg. Nice little winter warmer. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle purchased at part of a mixed six at Kroger Polaris. Clear reddish copper with a thin beige head. Malty and caramelly nose with some spice and a sweet note that’s reminds me of either honey or corn. Flavor starts with cinnamon and a hint of vanilla, then moves to caramel malt and honey. Spice shows back up in the semi-dry finish. Very nice. BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 7, 2012
Light for an ale, lots of spice, particularly cinnamon. Great aroma if you like a spiced ale.
My wife's favorite ale, probably the only ale she likes.
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PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Deep, dark brown pour, initial off-white head, not much lacing. Aroma reminds me of walking into a humidor - fresh and oaky, some light cinnamon to round it out. Rich, full-bodied flavor with some cinnamon, a hint of licorice, some brown sugar, some hints of cappuccino. Nice, thick mouthfeel. Solid winter warmer. cgarvieuk (24488) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2016 Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark brown black... Thin tan head... Soft licorice Spiced roast malts nose.. Ovaltine.. Dark sweet chocolate roast.. Big spice.. Soft biscuit (digestive biscuit) malts.. The more i have the more i enjoy. Thanks to alexdad06 for spotting the accidental 0.5 nuplastikk (6277) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12oz bottle. Attractive ruby-amber body. Thin, eventually oily off-white head. Big spiced aroma. A pretty spot on cinnamon forward winter beer. big and sugary, but also has some really rich malt tones. A solid, hefty Winter Ale. Classic, clean stuff. icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle, thanks Jeff! Pours a very dark brown with short lasting white head. Fairly intense aroma of cinnamon apple pie, buttery pie crust, and other spices. Medium body with a boat load of cinnamon in the mid-palate. Finishes with a buttery pie crust taste. Finishes with some bitterness. Dal9000 (633) - Ohio, USA - FEB 18, 2017
At the brewery. Nice touches of caramel and cinnamon and spices. with a quick finish
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