Winter Warmer - Lancaster Brewing Company
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Reviews by ujsplace:
3.88/5 rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A: Poured hard and straight into a pint glass, very dark with just the slightest hint of amber. Tan, thick, firm head that stuck around almost until the end, with some residual lacing. Midway through, there was a nice clump of chunky, island of a head sitting in the middle as the glass was tipped. Glass was consumed within about 1/2 hour.
S: Roasted malt, some chocolate and caramel overtones, but surprisingly not nearly as intense as I would have guessed.
T: In order of dominance, roasted malt, caramel and chocolate.
M: Thick, smooth and creamy. Slight alcohol presence at the finish.
D: As advertised, this brew would be nice on a cold day, maybe after coming back into the house after shoveling snow, or sledding with the kids. After all, once you are inside and have had a couple of these, the "Winter Warmer" label is very aptly named...
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2009 19:21:39 | More by ujsplace
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2.31/5 rDev -38.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
Poured from a bottle, into a glass.
I'm afraid to say that the appearance of this beer is the best thing about it. And the soundtrack of Chicago blues that I'm playing in the background, but admittedly, that has nothing to do with this beer.
It smells a bit boozy with dried fruit and plum. I get the "boozy" part now because I just realized it's nearly 9%. It has the ubiquitous caramel/molasses/sugary smell of heavy winter beers.
No. I might be the only person on here that dislikes this beer, but it was a miss for me. It was too metallic for my liking, and the dried fruit smell was more sour than I expected. It did improve as it got warmer, but still, there are so many other winter beers to choose from.
The moutfeel was metalicious, which is a word I just made up. And if you read the preceding paragraph, you'd know that it was a bit sour - and therefore a bit tart in the talkhole.
Again, this didn't hit the mark for me. In a world with so many holiday or winter beers to be had, this one would get a lump of coal from me. Go have the Lancaster Milk Stout instead. You'll be glad you did.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2013 02:41:32 | More by ChuckMartel37
Winter Warmer from Lancaster Brewing Company
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