john44 (3202) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 22, 2017 I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - AUG 24, 2004
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Plenty of head in my glass. Dark red with a tanish head. Rich and warm malts balanced with a mild hop. smooth going down with a yeasty aftertaste like Whitbread used to have. A nice seasonal with a nice price of $3.19.
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. Malty; roasty malts, caramel, some chocolate notes. Hoppy; slight hops. Fruity; some fruit. Spicy. Sweet malty fruity with a slight bitter edge. Dry bitter malty finish. (2008)
nybol (2280) - DENMARK - JUL 9, 2015
God, karamelagtig, lidt bitter, næsten så tyk som Guiness. Perfekt til de lange vinteraftener slowrunner77 (12466) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 15, 2014
"a pleasant enough brew, but IMHO not strong enough to be classed as a strong ale or winter warmer. complex nose and flavor, leaning more towards roasted malt. quite enjoyable." Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - SEP 14, 2014
Wintery ESB with dark copper colour and dense, light beige head. Full and pleasant malty aroma, caramel, nuts, cinnamon, pretty rich taste, malty with a dry hop bitter finish. More a strong ale than a true ESB too me. TXBadger (2811) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
Pours a nice reddish brown color with off-white head. Dark fruits, caramel, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more dark fruit.
alexsdad06 (10589) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2014
500 ml bottle from old backlog notes 07/08. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a medium sized creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have some candied fruit, caramel, butterscotch, some earthy bitterness to the finish. Seems faded. Headbanger (4012) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2014
12oz bottle (Old Notes-My label say Youngs Winter Ale)-Pours a medium ruby with a small head. Aroma of malts and caramel. Taste of the same. This light to medium bodied brew is a bit light and weak for a Winter brew but otherwise it has a nice little taste to it. BlackHaddock (7516) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2012
Brown 500ml bottle, 5.2% and brewed in Wansworth according to the neck label, best before 31st Oct 2007, drank on a cold and wet 14th June 2007, it feels like winter.
Poured into a pint sleeve glass.
Rich ruby red, dark mahogany colour with a well formed off white head.
Very little aroma, malts and toast maybe.
The taste is malty and bitter, with a burnt coffee/toffee feel to it.
Fairly dry in the mouthfeel and not much of an alcohol bite to it.
I was expecting more from this beer, having in the past, drank it on cask.
niquillis (2752) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2012
On cask at steamboat, south shields. Pours copper with off white head. Good balance of malts and hops and easy drinking for a stronger ale.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone POLK (2219) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2011
Dark brown color with a good white head. Slightly roasted aroma. malt. Flavor is mild,with bitter finish.