Winterland - Hinterland Brewery Restaurant

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82
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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 18.89%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hinterland Brewery Restaurant visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerFMAndy on 11-11-2010)
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Photo of jwc215
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours very dark brown to black. A large head collapses quickly to be a thin, lasting cover. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of cocoa/toffee with a hint of juniper.

The taste is of chocolate, toffee with juniper and a mild roast (coffee) finish. The juniper blends well into the solid porter without being too much. Nicely balanced. Alcohol is very well-covered.

It is medium-bodied, smooth, slightly slick.

A unique, well-done winter brew. A nice, strong porter with a touch of juniper.

Photo of Paccamacca
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Gamgee93
2.56/5  rDev -28.9%

Photo of ruckus232
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Demon_Lung
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Kyle14
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerBeast
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jikert
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of jzlyo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of matjack85
3.6/5  rDev 0%

I picked up this pint bottle at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for 99¢. No freshness date.

The beer poured a dark brown color with a 1-finger dark mocha head. The head lasted for about a minute and it left some decent lacing.

It smelled very malty and very fruity.

Very bitter coffee flavor along with lots of berries and a touch of raisin. Somewhat sour as well.

Medium bodied with moderate to medium carbonation.

This is a very unique tasting beer. Can't say it tastes like anything I've tried before. Kind of a cross between a porter and a winter warmer.

Photo of livingtodie
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of MattSharpless
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jho3325
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RCLOHR267
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of chet1215
1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

Photo of IPAchris
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Jim_W
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of zimmee66
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of madtowndmb1
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a 12oz single for $2.79. Into a pint glass
A - Can't knock the color deep dark black brown, can't see through it with a 1/4 inch of mocha head that sticks around for a bit.
S - Smells like a decent porter a bit sour probably from the berries. Mostly hops and smokey ash.
T - Slightly bitter some coffee bitterness, and a touch of drying berries/ashy smoke.
M - Pretty smooth mostly medium bodied not very silky. Bitter.

Overall I don't think Juniper berries was a great addition to this porter. Left it very dry, herbal, and somewhat sour. Not bad overall but still not great.

Photo of buschbeer
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

ONE PINT bottle
Served in a tumbler

A - This beer pours dark. No light penetrates the body. It is topped with four inches of mocha head.

S - The aroma is roasted malt and cocoa.

T - The taste is much the same. I get some roasted malt and cocoa. I also notice a burnt flavor. The juniper adds a lingering bitterness.

M - Full

O - It is average. I got this as an extra in a trade. I probably would not buy it.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of mic718
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.41/5  rDev -33.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Arrives the color of roasted chestnuts (tis the season), clear with some slight light penetration around the edges. Head is espresso foam colored and decently retained, becoming a clumpy film. Great lace.
Smell is toasted, almost burnt, malt, coffee, cardboard, ashy. Well balanced but I'm a little concerned of what the taste will bring.
Taste is ashy, with a pine note underlying it. Malts are burnt, period. Off-putting.
Medium bodied, lighter effervescence, slight drying in the finish. Stop overcooking the malts and this could be a really good brew. Ain't there as it stands.

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Winterland from Hinterland Brewery Restaurant
82 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.