danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Getting my notebook online. Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown w/o much head. Candy like smells. Taste is very hoppy but not very complex. Nothing outstanding here but a decent beer with some kick.
madquacker (1133) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not as warming as one might think. A little thin but some charcoal and caramel over an english bitter. A little sweet. Good but not great.
Beerman6686 (6570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light brown color with a big off white head. Aroma was almost non existent, nothing bad, just not much, there. Flavor was almost the same, very bland, a bit of sweet malts and a tiny hint of some sort of spice. Not too great.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
cherry cola aroma, thick creamy head, dark toffee body. thin, very clean, hardly any body. slight hazelnut hint of hops way back in the finish.
bhops (433) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Pours amber brown with smallish head. Aroma is sweet malits, bourbon? and hint of sourness. Flavor is caramel, roasted malts but not too strong. Full bodied with dry finish. Not remarkable for its type but a drinkable beer nontheless.
RileyOBaba (33) - , Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
..a unique winter ale in that it is not heavy in taste not strength....wouldnt even really call this a winter beer, should be called a brown ale and available year round....very good
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to KJ’s in Lake Dallas, TX. poured a hazy copper color with a beige head and little retention. aroma had good notes of carmel. flavor was sweet with a little bitterness. carbonation was med-high. a little more bubbly than i was expecting out of a winter warmer.
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large fawn coloured head on a dark red/brown coloured ale,good carbonation.Aroma malted and cooked hops and barley.Flavour,bitter,creamy,oily taste okay,not a lot of other flavours,caramel(smooth)fruit taste may be yeast.Finish,malty,mild bitter,dry,not the best.
bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown body with an almost light tan head. Aroma is a little caramel and some cane sugar. Little thin in the taste, some dark fruit along with the caramel, some roasted notes as well, drinks alright but not a turn on.
jps56 (5) - USA - MAY 3, 2008 does not count
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle). Nice caramel color--perfect color in this style. Overall, a bit thin--doesn’t meet expectations given the color. Less spice and less full than other winter warmers. Bottom line: Would drink anytime, but would only buy on sale.