Winter Wolves | Pratt Street Ale House

BA SCORE
3.7/5
28 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States
prattstreetalehouse.com

Style: Winter Warmer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Huhzubendah on 01-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,233
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
pDev:
14.05%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Pratt Street Alehouse. Thanks Steve and Derek.

The beer is light brown with a quarter inch of tan head that leaves some good lacing on the snifter. The aroma offers mint, heather, spice, malt, English hops. Well balanced and flavorful with a lasting flavor of hops in the finish. Nice roast character. Similar in some regards to a black IPA. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Overall, fresh and tasty. Recommended.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.55/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Draft, at the Pratt Street Ales House, Baltimore poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that slowly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very aromatic, with lots of roasted malt, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, dark chocolate, lots of brown sugar, a touch of licorice and a touch of floral, piney hops.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly toasted dark bread, followed by lots of licorice, dark chocolate, caramel and brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of sour cherries and finished by some beautifully balanced piney, slightly bitter hops. Delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and very, very creamy as there is no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 7.4%, this beer is quite surprising as there is quite a bit of pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate, giving off the impression that it is a much bigger beer that it is.

Overall: What a great beer! Lots of great flavor wrapped up in a smooth, creamy quaff. Another great beer from one of my favorite Baltimore brew-pubs! Highly recommended!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Jonathan_Geiger
4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark but amber red in the light, little to no head (severed from a glower about an hour after it was opened)

Smell: Buttered Popcorn is the only way I can describe this, intriguing with a slightly roasted feel.

Taste: Starts fresh with a nice hoppy bite, you get a little bit of the honey and heather in the after taste before the hops come back.

Mouthfeel: Again almost buttery in feel, not too thick but thick enough to match the 7% ABV. Deff right on point for what I want a winter warmer to be.

Overall: I wouldn't recommend this as a Winter Warmer honestly. This falls more into the artisan Ale category. The buttery hoppsy flavor is defiantly welcoming but I don't see this as a winter beer. Save it for the spring and you have yourself a winner, nice taste and consistency, chill it to ice cold and enjoy like a lemonade in my opinion.

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3.6/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Swift989
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of ShawnB
1.9/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Had this at a Baltimore Local Brews fest at a DC bar. Was excited to try one from one of my favorite cities. Definitely should have picked better.

Appearance: Very dark, almost pitch black. About half an inch of dark brown head. A lot of lacing.

Smell: A bit of coffee, slightly hoppy smell. More porter or stout like than a typical winter warmer, but certainly not bad.

Taste: One of the worst tastes I've ever had in a beer. The front is fine, slightly hoppy, malty with a hint of coffee. The aftertaste is like pure robitussin. It tastes like cough syrup. I had a hard time getting this down.

Mouthfeel: Definitely the way I want my winter warms to feel. Not too thick, very drinkable in terms of feel.

Overall: Really an awful beer. The feel was spot on, but the taste was just terrible. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. Maybe I got a bad batch?

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cyclonece09
3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Served off a nitro tap in a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a fluffy off white nitro head. Smells of sweet grain, slight chocolate. Tastes of creamy slight chocolate and slight earthiness. Beer is extremely smooth and light bodied. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

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Photo of Lee_Hancock
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of DonBowman
3.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Finally (as in the fourth beer in my overpriced $10 flight) a non-sour beer. Still not overly interesting, but I don't have any specific complaints. Not too heavy on the spices with some nice roasted and caramel character.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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Winter Wolves from Pratt Street Ale House
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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