overall
72
85
style
RATINGS: 378   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This unique seasonal beer offers the warmth of an old English pub to help ward off the chill of a winter’s night. It has its origins in British neighborhood pubs where villagers would gather to shake off the damp cold of the bitter English winter. They’d share a pint or two of winter warmer ale by the fire, catch up on local gossip, and stay inside, where it was warm. We’ve brewed our version in the tradition of those winter ales, with a robust, full-bodied flavor and a tangy hint of spices.

A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.9
HighlanderOne (1373) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Poured from bottle. Aroma of spice, hops and malt. Nice lookin dark mahogany with a bit of tan head. I taste a mix of roasted malt, banana, pepper, nutmeg, chive, lager hops and maybe some cocoa. Dry feel - just bit watery. A nice surprise.

3.9
Darkmagus82 (2303) - - AUG 17, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 12-6-12- Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a dark brown beer with a off white head of one and a half fingers. The head had a decent level of retention, fading over time to give a decent level of lacing on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is heaviest of caramel malt. Notes of chocolate and dark fruits are also mixed within giving it an overall rather sweet smell. With this is a light roasted nut aroma which rounds out the smell rather nicely. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt and chocolate flavor upfront. Some toffee sweetness then enters the taste mixed with a nutty flavor. As the taste advances further the chocolate seems to get even stronger with a tiny bit of coffee, herbal hop and spice join the taste. In the end a roasted and sweet flavor are left to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side with a rather moderate carbonation. The lighter body makes for an easier drinking style, but with all the roasted and dark flavors of the brew it may have been a bit better with some chewiness and/or creaminess. Overall – A nice blend of chocolate, sweet, roast, and spice flavors. While in some ways it drank more like a porter then a winter warmer it is a good easy drinking brew.

3.9
MNAle (228) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 2, 2015
Dark brown, 1/2 inch tan head with a "drippy" lacing. Moderate to light carbonation. Pleasant malt-fruit-tinged aroma. Thickish body and mouth feel. Take a drink and the hops bitterness hits first, followed by lightly roasted malt flavor. Then more bitterness comes through, but not overly so. This remains a nicely balanced ale front to back. Aftertaste is a mild lingering bitterness fading on the tongue.

3.9
BiddleBrau (1238) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2015
On tap at the ship 1 / 31 12. Dark brown, tan head nice lacing. Rosti but more multi. Flavor is roasty cocoa and clean finish. I really like this. They got this right.

3.8
beerman (8) - Monticello, North Dakota, USA - FEB 23, 2005 does not count
Got a keg of this and brought it to the cabin. It was a great drunk fest. Good dark brown to black beer color. Tan head. overall great

3.8
tennisjoel (1487) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2005
Aroma is molasses. Burnt roasted nutty flavor. A winter treat. A hint of chocolate; maybe even some cinnamon. Decent brew.

3.8
jason (1836) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2007
Bottle. Pours a dark body with thin head. Aroma is of toffee, chocolate, mocha, and a certain kind of hoppiness. Taste is of chocolate, light coffee and cream, lots of sweet malt. Very enjoyable beer.

3.8
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2008
Poured deep amber with a tan head. Aroma -- roast malt, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste was mainly roast malt and iced mocha. Sweet without much bitterness and a creamy mouthfeel. Not as fancy as some winter brews, but very well done. I will definitely try this one again.

3.8
gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2008
Found this one bottled as part of a Summit multipack at Binny’s in St. Charles, Illinois. Clear, very dark red pour with a thick, fluffy light brown head. Sweet, bready malty alcoholic nose. Strong, very malty, nutty, buttery, and a touch of bourbon. Soft but strong finish. This is a good beer from Summit.

3.8
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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 4 5 6  7  8 9 10 » 39
A tick is a star rating
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5