Dogbrick (13554) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 27, 2011 dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnt orange with yellow hues, small, rimming whit head. Not much nose. Caramel, alcohol, mild hopes and nice body. Some brown sugar.
Sample at the brewpub. This beer pours a clear dark orange color with a thin light beige head that dissipates to a film quickly. Sticky large patches of lacing. Aroma of sweet malt and spices. Medium body with a nearly cloyingly sweet malt character, as well as notes of molasses and hops. The finish is sweet and leaves a lingering caramel malt aftertaste. Barely average overall. Nate (4279) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2009
Draught sample as Fireside Winter Warmer at the Pour House (listed as 6.7%). Mild aroma. Some brewed tea, light grassy hops and a bit of brown sugar. Toasted grain and paper. Dark amber orange clear with some haze and no head. Medium watery body with medium-high carbonation. Starts a little dry with some brown sugar and molasses. Hint of butter. Grassy floral hop bitter finish and dry nutty after. FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Sampled on draft at the brewery this beer poured a ruby caramel color with a small tan head. The aroma was faint caramel and fruity hops. The flavor was bitter, tangy and fruity with notes of rough floral and fruity hops and a touch of caramel, nut and smoke underneath. The finish was long, bitter and roughly hoppy. Disappointing. cheap (6016) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Sweeter, with some indications of higher alky content in the olfactory. Reddish orange in color and fairly clear. Tea froth head, if you want to call it a head. Rather strong on the palate, even more so than their springfest dubbel which is 8%. Barely any carbonation. Bitter medicinal finish that hangs.