ilovedarkbeer (2748) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Pours a dark reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy off white head. Malt with heavy brown sugar, and orange citrus hops. Bit off balance northropfrye (3677) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Dark maroon body, with brown foamy head and nice lacing. Well balanced hoppy malty aroma. Taste is rich fruity malts, dried fruit, finishes bitter. Abv well masked. Nice beer. RSRIZZO (2020) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a Snifter at 41°. Colo is a dark mahogany with good carbonation and a soft and tight tan head. Aroma is sweet with notes of dried fruit. It has a medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mild dried fruit, a touch of peppery malt and a spicy hop note that gives it a mellow bitterness. Overall its a good brew and somehow it has a winter like feel. MNAle (216) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2015
Best by 2/26/16; consumed on 12/24 and 12/25/15. Deep amber/ruby, cloudy, coaxed a 1 inch tan, creamy, bubbly head with an agressive pour into an Imperial Irish pub pint. Light carbonation. Clumpy, sticky lacing as the head recedes. Aroma of hops (slightly citrus) and malt (faintly chocolate). Substantial mouth feel: slightly thick feeling for the style. Mild, but slightly bitter, initial taste, sweetly malty, with a more bittering in the middle and the finish. This is a very easy to enjoy beer. No spectatular hops flavor, or really any other notable dominating falvor; more of a malt body. But, it is still enjoyable to drink. I would have expected more of an alcohol presence in a "warmer". Even so, a very tasty beer.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 7, 2009
Bottle courtesy of douglas88. Pours brown with a thin white head. Smells of caramel, earthy, pepper. Tastes sweet and spicy with a light earthy finish.
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy Douglas88. Pours a deep ruby red with a thick off white head. Taste has cinnamon , spice, sweet malt and candy sugar flavors. Aroma is slight sweet candy, malt and holiday spice. Nicely balanced and solid winter ale. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2009
Pours a ruby dark copper with a one finger frothy light tan head. The nose is malty and sweet, raisiny, nice pungent nose. Good malt complexities. Flavor is a step down. Less held together. Sweet, malty, mild peanut shell flavor. Palate is a little bland and watery. So much potential going in. gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - JUN 14, 2009
POurs a nice ruby. Nose is sweet, fruity, flowers and citrus. Flavor is much the same with some pronounced floral hop sweetness and mild cherry flavors. Finishes sweet. Not bad. blutt59 (6576) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, brown color with candied orange peel aroma, sweet herbal and caramel flavor with light smokey finish angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Clear ruby pour. Aroma is caramel, citrus, hops. Flavor is caramel, brown sugar, soap, grass and astringent.