Not a winter warmer, but you can search for "Sister Star of the Sun" and find a recipe that makes something akin to a British IPA that is down right a pleasure to drink. I like mine with some age on it, very dry. Might dry hop the keg as it is about 9 months old now.
I did a little searching on this recipe and it definitely looks worth trying! Thanks for posting the suggestion. I made a note of it to try making sometime. I think for this one, I'm going to avoid making an IPA. If I can save back some hops, I'll do that one late winter so it's ready for spring and summer.
I made an American version of a Winter Warmer... I called it an "American Stock Ale" and entered it in the specialty beer category. It's the only beer I have ever got a 40 for. It was the NHC though, so it didn't even make it into the top 3 in the category
Did this American Stock Ale contain Chinook hops? It sounds like it is a proven recipe. I should also note that I don't mind adding another hop variety to the mix, as long as the Chinook are the "showcase" hop. I want to show off my homegrown stuff a little.