vandc01 (414) - North Branch, USA - DEC 25, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle.
Carmel notes and malty.
Had over Christmas with family. Wouldn’t need to have it again prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Sampled at Food and Froth. Good. Exactly what it claims to be, nothing more, nothing less. Nice for a cold snowy night. Awktoberfest (404) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Like a baby English Bwine. Great. Enjoyable. Un toasty. Un roasty. Just a malt bomb with nice dark fruit flavors. Good. Enjoy
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Full reddish brown pour, with a thin tan head. Aroma is dark roasted malts, nuts and fruits, with a tootsie roll chocolate note at the end. There is also some metal scraps in the aroma that isn’t very good (I had a couple of bottles with this issue). Chocolate, medium roast almost lightly burnt. Sweet and spicy finish. Slightly syrupy. This is a fair offering from Summit. TerryR (391) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2006
Deep amber with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malt with an odd note (spice?). Roasted caramel flavor. A bit sweet. Nice hop finish.
DrinkinWell (389) - - MAR 23, 2015
Pours a ruby red with brownish hues. Roasted malts and spices on the nose. Caramel, molasses, brown sugar. A nice ale for cold weather. lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2003
Aroma: Kind of smells like cleaning supplies or rubbing alcohol with a bit of carmel and chocolate malts mixed in.
Appearance: Dark brown, reddish with a small head.
Flavor: Kind of watery, dry, and burnt tasting with slight chocolate and coffee flavors.
Palate: Smooth with a bit of a harsh aftertaste, slightly carbonated like soda.
Overall: Not very good wouldn't buy it again. mistersinalin (381) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 17, 2007
This deep dark savory winter treat comes from my home town. I really like this year’s vintage and look forward to enjoying the season with it. Great winter beer. Tweety (377) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2008
A good winter brew. Dark in color with a somewhat bitter brown sugary body. Warms the insides. I like Summit, and this is their best seasonal in my mind. SODAK14 (377) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - JAN 31, 2009
A decent ale. At first I did not think I would like it. It poured a dark color but was not as...flavorful as I thought it should be. I may have over-rated this one but it is not bad.