This winter ale pours very dark, almost black, with a touch of deep red and a small light tan head. The aroma has a nice bready caramel character that is backed up by spice and some nuttiness. This has a simple watery sweetness upfront that moves into a caramel malt and nut middle and then finishes on a peppery, spicy finish. This winter ale has some very nice flavors going on, but it could use a bit more depth and body. It has a light body that is almost watery but it does have a nice crisp, refreshing feel. This is a good average winter ale but could have a bit more complexity, but check it out for a lighter bodied, spiced beer.