crossovert (14128) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Red color. Frothy tannish head. SMell is dominated by english ale yeast. Flavor is fruity definte yeast character, custard, dark fruit. INteresting but ultimately not my thing. bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2003
(Bottle) Pours a dark amber/brown with a thin tan head. Descent tasting winter ale. deyholla (12582) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2015
On tap. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has lots of bread with a bit of sweetness and light spice. Flavor has bread, toffee and sweet grains with a bit of spice underlying. Pinball (12568) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 12, 2012
clear amber, small offwhite head.
mild aroma, slightly fruity hoppy.
flavor is berries, herbal bitterness, bitter and slightly fruity sweet brew. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
Summit Winter-on tap-tan-dk copper. Aroma-roasty-med malt. Taste-follows. 3.2
BVery (11458) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2009
Tap. Dark pour with red highlights. grey white head. Huge roasty nose. Semi-creamy, semi-carbonated palate. Taste is coffee and some dark chocolate.
alexsdad06 (11222) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Bottle at home from backlog notes. Pours a reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have some roasted malt, caramel, some earthy bitterness, a mild nutty character, some fruitiness to the flavor actually better than I thought it would be. DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Draft from DRE. The pour was dark brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma of roasty caramel malt, some X-mas spices, brown sugar, mild dark chocolate. Tasted roasty caramel malty, with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg, and mild finishing hops. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 04/07/2007DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Source: Tasting, 50 Beers on the Wall
clear dark brown, short lived beige head, drops of lace, dark caramel malt aroma with light sweetness, rich sweet caramel malt flavor, earthy bitterness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to Vince! Enjoy by 3/20/15. Clear red, sort of brown color. Pours with a good finger of khaki head. Good retention, and leaves nice ridges and spread of lace. Up front, first sip... Impressive chocolate and nutty aroma; some raisin. Nice toasty malt, some caramel malt, and mild spice. Pretty impressive so far, a lot better than expected. The surprisingly full body helps with that. A medium-plus body, with a full feel. Smooth, kind of soft, lighter carbonation. Moderate sweet taste, light to moderate bitter; good earthy hop balance. Impressive stuff, a lot better than expected. I guess I just love the UK way of doing a winter beer -- Hibernation is one of my favorites, and my local brewery MadTree recently impressed me with their scottish-style winter. I guess the darker and toastier malt and more mild spice work well for me, so long as there’s enough hop bitterness to balance things out. Which there usually is for these American examples. Just a sort of spicy edge to the taste is the only thing I don’t love.