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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
This delicately balanced Strong Ale starts with dark copper color mixed with slight reddish hues and a light tan head. Big malty aroma with a Munich character give way to a slight caramel & toffee mixed with spicy noble hop aroma, all wrapped together with a medium-bodied mouth feel. German malt flavor profile with slight roasty notes give Pray for Snow a subtle toffee sweetness balanced with spicy hop bitterness and slight alcohol warming. Served appropriately in a classic snifter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty and nutty, with hints of leather, caramel, and toast. Taste/Palate: starts sweet and crisp, and finishes creamy with a long bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (3227) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Large shared bottle pours near black with a decent head. The aroma is like a typical barleywine: fruity and lightly boozy. The bitter flavor reflects a higher hop load than expected. The feel is slightly harsh. O: disappointing, especially considering the fine aroma.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
malrubius (2185) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bottle from Brewfest. Brown with off white head and lace. Toasted caramel aroma with some woody spicy hops. Toasted caramel nuts and fruit sweetness with woody bitterness and lingering sticky sweetness. Medium full body. I still think seasonals should be special. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6185) - Utah, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle shared at the Big Ass holiday tasting
Cloudy dark golden with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma and flavors of toasted malts, woody and smoky

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
monk191 (1379) - California, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Starts off nice, but not very well balanced. Pours an absolutely beautiful ruby red with a thick tan head. Smells of fruit, vanilla, caramel, hops and pine. Taste starts with a bit of fruit and pine, but then is suddenly overwhelmed with a heavy bitterness that sticks around long after the sip. Would prefer a more balanced finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Bottle. Strong dark ale. A little bitter but mostly malty. A good strong ale for the winter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (4182) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy reddish dark amber color with a moderate tan head on there. I get a mix of bread and grass, with some boozy caramel notes in there. Taste is actually just a bit sweet up front, though with a crisp, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mackRIS (37) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2014
On nitro pours reddish brown. With great head and lacing from the nitro. Aroma is caramel, woody, vanilla, malt. Flavor is woody, alcohol, malt, caramel, toast, and a little harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewMstr (148) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - OCT 30, 2014
Enjoyed at Snow Basin beer festival, unveiling of this winter ale. Slight aroma, dark amber color. Smokey mingled with spices and nutty, toffee, caramel notes. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (7472) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
SOLID winter warmer. Malty and complex, the hearty aroma hits you right away. Roasted malts, hints of chocolate, bread, earth. Just enough hops to provide a little balance. Seemingly a beer that would lend itself very very well to barreling."

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