ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Draught @ the Brewpup - Pours dk amber with a small beige head...aroma is roasty, hoppy and slightly sweet...flavour is exactly what I dig in a winter brew, sweet caramel malt, roast gritty grain, nice bitter and aromatic hop balance, little bit of cocoa...finish is warming and sticks to the insides...I really liked this one... schmidtguy (37) - Englevale, North Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2013
pours a dark copper, with a thick soapy head.....smells of malts, caramel, citrus taste of toffee, carmel and roasted malts.. got this beer from a trade from buckeyeboyand i love it, could drink a few of these sad i only have one BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JAN 22, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2005 2005 Batch: Lots of roasty notes with a balance of up front hops and mild nutty malts. Very different from last years.
<P>2003 Batch: Excellent flavor balance with a nutty caramel deliciousnes followed by an over the top hoppyness. I love it!
<P>(Nov. 22, 02 Batch - 1.065 OG)
Smells of a winter ale. Opaque ruby color with nice layer of head. Sweet winter beer, one of the betters I’ve had. Full of hops. Palate is smooth, very refreshing, not too dry. Overall one of the best seasonals I’ve had. joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12 oz. can from Buckeyeboy. Thanks! It pours a deep copper red color with a nice, creamy one finger head. The aroma is piney with some cherry wood, light hints of toast and roasted malt. The flavor is the same. Bitter and piney with caramel, red wheat, roasted malt, cherry with a hint of cocoa. Very nice ASA. It packs a potent punch! Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Pours dark brown with lighter edges, big off white head that lingers, and quite a bit of lacing. Big hop nose, with some malts hiding in there. Hops are a bit more floral than citrusy. A very nice balance of hops and malt in the flavor, finishing bittersweet with a little bite of alcohol. Full bodied with a smooth and creamy palate.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2004
This brew pours with a cloudy orange body topped by a thick head with a good amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, malty and full of candy sugar with a slight hop note. The flavor is sweet yet bitter, grassy from the hops and slightly sugary. Medium bodied, smooth and dry. harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2006
This had more of an English style flavor to it than an American, but nonetheless. Extremely tasty, with some really nice sweet maltiness, some dark candied fruits, rum glaze and just a hint of coconut spiciness. Delicious and a tasty winter warmer. jake65 (3983) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - DEC 5, 2006
On Tap at Sockeye: Deep mahoghany color with ruby tones. Nice lacing too. Aroma is fruity and of sweet malt. Taste is a combination of fruits, caramel, maltiness, citrus, hops, and a hint of spice. Featured a nice medium body and finished clean, moderately crisp yet smooth. I’d gladly have another... fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2010
bottle thanks to John, pours light caramel, thin white head. Very nice aroma of cascade and orange marmalade and alcohol. Wow, lots of alcohol and sweet bready malts. A very interesting winter beer. flemdawg (563) - Rowlett, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2003 bottle. Hoppy aroma along with spices to make things interesting. Hazy amber in color with a light brown head that diminshed quickly. Lots of piney hops in the taste. Also got some citrus flavors and some wood too. Good, but not what I expected from the style.