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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 37   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (29683) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clearand golden amber with a small off white head. Aroma is roasted malty, herbal hoppy and light phenolic. Sweet caramelish, light toasted malty and breadish. Bitter and dry roasted malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (15503) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle @ Chriso. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy caramel finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10345) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours darkly ruddy with a slight tan head. Aroma is malty with a little spice. Med + body. Flavor is quite malty, but there’s some spicy hop. Malt is rather treacle. A little maltier and it might pass for a doppelbock. This one is drinking very nicely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle at Chriso Tasting, London. Pours clear, light brown with a sturdy, off-white head. Semi-dark malt nose, some ripe fruits. Medium sweet flavor with toasted bread, light brown sugar and dry, ripe fruits. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Balanced finish, not too sweet, more toasty bread. Very good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (7870) - Carlsbad, California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Tap at 10 Barrel in Bend, OR. Pours a clear, deep tea red. Low foam, weak lace. Nose is sweaty, sticky red twizzlers. Taste is red twizzlers, caramel, thick sugar, red candies. Palate is sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2013
12oz bottle, abv not stated, no best before date, at tasting on 18 November 2012. Thanks to Theydon_Bois for sharing. Smooth and dark brown. A little bit spicy but not overdone. Lots of raisiny fruit. Decent but didn’t make the biggest impression.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2012
Bottle at Chriso tasting (thanks initially to Bird) 18/11/12. Lightly hazed dark amber with a thin off white head that clears to the edges and forms a film. Mose is malts, toffee and a little spice. Tastes of toffee, malts, caramel - a little bland and muted in flavour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation, smooth on the palate. Ok.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle. Caramel malt, cherry and alcohol aroma. Dark chestnut with moderate light tan head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal flavor.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6153) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle. Beautiful deep copper body topped by a finger-thick dense mattress that looks like heavy cream. Sticky sheets of lace. Aroma is sweet, with sugary cooked peaches and toffee. Quite full-bodied, lots of sweet toffee malt, peaches, a touch of banana, finishing with a sharp hop bite and a touch of metal. Yum.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle:   Deep amber, moderate to large sudsy off-white head, nice lacing.   Soft sweaty/underarm and pithy aroma.   Odd malty start, pithy, slight sweetness, but has this cheesy/sweaty malty aspect.   Slight cereal/mealiness as well.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit its fairly smooth.   Sweet finish, pithy, mealy, thankfully not as much of that sweaty aspect.   Yeah, not a big fan of this one.   Clean, but way to sweaty/cheesy.



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