Ericular (1020) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours very dark reddish-brown with good lasting head and nice lacing. Right out of the fridge, aroma is subdued, a little dusty and metallic. However, given time to warm up, it becomes much nicer and clearer. Roasted nuts, chocolate, and mild winter spices. Taste continues with the subtle stout qualities coming through - caramel, malts, and slightly bitter dark chocolate. More warming than expected, and appropriate for winter. Winter spices are not in-your-face, but the subtlety works here. Let this warm up - it’s like night and day. Aftertaste is great. jmohno (1620) - Iowa, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Clear dark mahogony,some lacing,short froth.
Aroma is toasty,malty,nutty,mild vannilla chocolate.
Farily rich malt taste with mild choclate,almost foamy,toffee caramel,somewhat sweet,has some light spice note nutmeg/allspice/slight cinnamon like. Reminicient of a cola taste mildly but nothing detracting from a decent beer.Has some citrus and roast in finish.Maybe a little sweet/salty. Chocolate roast finish. n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Bottle liberated from a friend’s refrigerator (Minneapolis, Minnesota)boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Aroma: Toast, some spice, and some resin.
Appearance: A dark amber color with a small white head.
Taste: Light sweetness, light bitterness.
Palate: Light bodied, thin texture, average carbonation, and a dry finish.
Pours clear dark red.. Small off white head.. Very fruity aroma, taste is sour fruit and metallic malts, decent winter, nothiong i’d get again tho jcr (2705) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle. Deep amber body. Frothy, off-white head. Aroma of toasted grain, peat and spice and hint of ash and grapefruit. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture finishing slightly syrupy, lively carbonation. Taste of earthy peat, roasted malts, caramel.
camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Great nose. Kinda bland in comparison to other winter ales. Drinkable but not overly impressive. Bells winter is tastier in my opinion bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz Bottle A - Pours reddish brown with khaki head. Good lacing. S - Nice
nose. Bitter chocolate, vanilla, & slightly yeasty. T - Bitter chocolate M - Silky, light/medium bodied, a bit watery, little carbonation, dry finish O - Good winter seasonal. steeleliver (130) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Pour moderate brown, a bit darker than most ales, with a finger to two of light brown head. Taste is of roasted malt with a tinge of hops and spices. Palate is that of an ale, no extra thickness for winter. A consistent beer, no suprises, pleasant. Worth trying, but I wouldn’t drink more than one. MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2012
a nice taste of spices, fairly smooth. rustic. decent winter ale, nothing spectacular. beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Robust, roasty, brown sugar, a little spice, light coffee and chocolate, medium body, mild hops, slightly def finish. Good seasonal