MikeJslc (778) - Alabama, USA - NOV 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 Deep copper, clear, tan head. Aroma of bready malt, toffee, light chocolate, spicy and resiny hops with a hint of grassiness (this is a 2012, seems hoppier than prior years). Flavor is similar with resiny-piney hops, underlying malt of bread crusts, toffee, light chocolate. Medium-full bodied. Great winter warmer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone garmonbozia (450) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle from Bandits on Main Street in Park City. Nice caramel color. This beer took me by surprise. Great spices and complex taste. Reminded me of a barely wine actually. Carbonation was low with thick mouthfeel. Malt, spices and hops made this complex but balanced beer tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a dark color that resembles cherrywood varnish with a thin khaki head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy with some goond tangerine and pine notes, some brown sugar, burnt caramel, and a hint of leather. The flavor is some general piney hops with a current of caramel and toffee beneath it. Some grapefruit qualities emerge after a few sips, as well as a faint hazelnut note. The finish is dry and pleasantly hoppy. This here is a pretty good brew. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Bottle, thanks to footbalm. Pours redish brown. Aroma is malt, caramel, and fruit. Flavor is caramel, malt and spices. Medium body. Slightly bitter finish. DalzAle (2040) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown pour, some light carbonation with a little malt and hop aroma. Flavor was rich and bitter caramel, hops and very herbal. Finish was a warming and mellowed out as time went on. I think this was my 1st Utah beer, and i really dug it!
sebletitje (10500) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2009
courtesy of wasatch
pours light brown, frothy beige head.
Aroma is hoppy, caramel malts, with nice light roast.
Flavor, same as aroma, profile leans toward a good roasted malts, chocolate and some spices, grainy and bready mouthfeeel. Finish with light hops, some chocolate.
Tasty. TLNash886 (228) - Idaho, USA - NOV 19, 2009
Pours a near-impenetrable reddish-brown into a snifter. Decent amount of off-white head. Aroma of hops, hops, hops, and more hops. Little bit of pine and some floral sweetness. Considering the nose, I was expecting this to be a disappointingly over-hopped brew. Much to my joy, it had a decent amount of malty sweetness to balance it out. Medium carbonation that sits well in your mouth. Surprisingly drinkable with a pleasant sweet floral finish. Not too complex, but surprisingly fairly well balanced. Not too shabby. machfive55 (358) - Columbia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2009
Poured dark reddish brown with three fingered head. The aroma was strong piney hop notes. Flavor was strong piney hops and bitterness, very IPA like, surprising that malt does not come through more. Palate was rich with a light carb. Overall malt comes through more and the hops mellow as the beer warms but this is hop dominated at first. daknole (11048) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 19, 2010
Thanks superdave! Pours a dark amber color, light head. Aroma smells of nuts and christmas trees with some light spice. Flavor is piney, citrus and floral hops with some roasted malt and light spice. Good stuff. Suttree (6541) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2010
I am usually a little bit leery of "winterfest" beers. They’re usually a spcied up mess (I’m looking in your direction Harpoon) or a blandish amber (Sam Adams, now I’m glancing at you), and almost always too heavy. So this was pleasant surprise. Right off the bat, I got a nice hoppy aroma, with a bit of pine and resin, and some caramle in the background . First sip was crisp and drinkable, not too heavy. Nice mix of malty and woodsy, sticky hops, mixed in with a bit fo tat fruity notes. Not bad, and pretty tasty. Thanks to douglas88 for the trade!