Frostnipper Winter Warmer - Aviator Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +4.1%
Undated 22oz bottle served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours a clear, dark reddish-mahogany with a modest tan head.
Excellent aroma (>4) with very good taste.
Smooth, medium-full body with medium-low carbonation.
Malty and smokey (altough light in the mouth and absent in the nose) compared to the average "winter warmer" (as if, with all the variability, such a thing existed). Some dark fruit, conservative blended spices, most obviously including nutmeg, and hints of hops.
03-31-2014 23:43:55 | More by chinchill
3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a deep, dark, ruby coloring with a ton of tight, small bubbled carbonation action and a low profile, solid, cream colored head. Aromas of smoke and peat forward, with campfire notes, caramel and chocolate highlights, and a subtle spice blend of cedar, nutmeg, all spice, and cinnamon. Nicely balanced aromas, and very inviting. Flavors are heavily roasted forward, with a deep caramel and toffee sweet backbone that is rich and heavy, supporting a very subtle spice blend, subtle warmth, and earthy notes. A subtle bitterness slowly builds at the end, as well as a subtle warmth. Very well balanced throughout, I really can't state that enough. Smooth, creamy body, with a bitter, rich, and roasted sweet aftertaste, with a slightly dry and bitter linger in the warming, spiced finish. Very tasty beer, and extremely drinkable. Rumor has it all their beers are moving to cans, which makes this a very packable winter brew!
01-04-2014 04:01:57 | More by GarthDanielson
3.03/5 rDev -18.1%
Poured from a bomber into a New Belgium globe.
A: Pours a deep ruby brown with a finger of beige colored head
S: Brown spice and milk chocolate along with some smoked/roasted malts and a slight pine note, but nothing "jumps out" at you. Definitely more subtle.
T: Flavors confirm the nose, but the body seems a bit thin... especially in the mid-palate. Also, the length on the finish doesn't hold for very long.
O: When it comes to the "Winter Warmer" style, I am looking for something with more backbone and spice. I guess Highland Brewing Co.'s "Cold Mountain Ale" has spoiled me. This beer wasn't great nor was it poor. I almost find it to be a more "sessionable" winter warmer ale (if such a thing exists) since it didn't wreck your palate.
12-17-2013 00:21:38 | More by Oscar_The_Rauch
Frostnipper Winter Warmer from Aviator Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.