tomppa444 (46) - FINLAND - JAN 10, 2002
Left me cold. Bitterness without real flavor. Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 7, 2002
Mighty Tasty, with a smooth bitter finish Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2002
Very dark ale. Smooth not to much flavor, slightly bitter finish. ravidesai (978) - Bombay, INDIA - DEC 18, 2001
strong brown ale. nice red, brown colour. nutty aroma.
smooth and a little sweet. lightly spiced.
not enough punch to work as a winter warmer.
Ingevara (910) - SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2001
Round, smooth, rich in aroma but a little bit too mild.
40oz (181) - Newport Beach, California, USA - NOV 30, 2001
Sweet coffee aroma. Mild coffee taste with a bitter finish. Not a bad beer (no offensive flavors) but way too light-bodied and lacking richness and complexity for something described as a ’winter warmer.’ lovibond (115) - New York, USA - NOV 29, 2001
As others have found, it left me wondering, ’where’s the warmth?’ Distinctive Young’s yeast nose. joet (2607) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2001
Some carmel and candy, medium body, tannic bitter, some ’pill’ flavors. ’Tasty’ but not exceptional. legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2001
Sampled 2001- Much more body this year. Very heavy in the toasted malt department. I have never thought this beer was particularly ’warming’. Maybe if you drink it next to the fireplace. K-V-F-L (292) - LaVista, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2001
Rancid fruit, mop buckets. Would rather be cold this winter.