esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 7, 2009
Clear mahogany with a slowly dissipating medium brown head. Aroma of caramel, lots of malt – toasted, roasted and sweet with the mildest of hops presence. Taste of caramel, mild chocolate , mild sugar, light chocolate and malt. Pretty devoid of flavor though it gets a bit better as it warms. PorterPounder (7970) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2009
Ft. Myers, Fl. - Total Wines - 12 oz bottle - part of a 12 pack winter variety pack - great to see this stuff from my hometown reach this far south. Peanuty aroma awith hints of that Summit "house taste". Dark, murky brown pour with an off-white head that leaves a nice coat of lacing. Flavor has some earthy notes, s bit of chocolate, some nuttiness and just a hint of that slightly off-putting home-brew-like house taste that all Summits seem to have. Mouthfeel is thick enough - but only par for the style. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a deep brown with minimal cream colored head.
Taste almost bready with clear malt flavor and various hints of fruit and other spices. In my opinion, Summits 2nd best beer. drdisque (840) - Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2012
On tap at Paddy long’s. Caramelly. A little spice of nutmeg and cinnamon. Smooth and bordering on flat. OK. jcwattsrugger (12420) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - APR 24, 2013
Summit Winter-on tap-tan-dk copper. Aroma-roasty-med malt. Taste-follows. 3.2
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Poured dark brown with a two finger off white head. Nice aroma, roasty and bready. There was a hint of underlying spice as well. Taste was nice. Not a tremendous body to it, but enough, the nose followed through to the taste. A nice change of pace winter beer. ads135 (4607) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 2, 2016
A mild winter ale. The spice is understated, a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg, but mostly just Bready malts. alobar (3794) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Chestnut brown pour with aroma of chocolate, dark fruit, and toffee. Toffee, dark fruit flavor with some cinnamon, clove, and chocolate. Overall, a decent beer. kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2016
Annee pour from draft at Nisie lounge. White head. A little warm. Carmel, earthy, malts. Decent but wouldn't get it again. booyaatribe (450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2003
It’s dark enough, but a tad thin in "flavour".