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RATINGS: 340   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Like FDR’s Depression-Era Radio Addresses, which were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time, our Fireside Chat is a subtle twist on the traditional seasonal brew. We begin with a rich, dark, English-style ale and then we improvise with spices until we know we have a beer worth sharing with the nation. Celebrating the right to be original.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - JAN 4, 2011
Poured dark brown, lots of spices, roasted malts, little dark fruits, little dark chocolate.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LinusStick (2869) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2011
A very average spice beer. Aroma was extremely weak. Could pick up traces of roasted malt and cinnamon. Pour was a deep dark brown with no bubbles or head. Taste was nice and spicy but very average. Spruce, pine and cinnamon fill the mouth with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Madirish76 (40) - Whittier, California, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Out of a can into tulip. Has a spicy malty aroma. Pours a med ruby-brown color with beige avg sized head. Has minimal lacing. Flavor is very odd...bitter, sweet, and sour...almost wonder if it is a bad can or if it is supposed to have a sour finish. Notes of raisin and spice. Carbonation is soft and has a lingering finish. Watery mouthfeel for having a med body. Overall I wouldn’t drink this again or recommend to anyone either...

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2011 Sampled on draft at Smokin Joe’s in Pittsburgh PA this beer poured a dark brown color with a small beige head that produced great lacing. The aroma was sweet fruit cocktail with a hint of vague spice. The flavor was sweet fruit cocktail, sugar, pear, cherry, grapefruit and pineapple The finish was long, sweet and full of fruit cocktail. Fairly full bodied. Excellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KornDogg (532) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2011
Can, served in pint glass. Malty aroma, Dark brown body with tall fluffy tan head. Flavor is filled with English malts with subtle spice and fruit. Alcohol content is hidden well.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3357) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2011
Brown,small lasting beige head.Spiced juniper spruce nose.Odd fruity malt with piney and spicy notes. Light hop/alcohol finish

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (5593) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2010
(12oz can thanks to ericandersnavy) clear medium amber-orange with few tan bubbles. Nose of sweaty citrus, a bit creamy and some holiday spices (cinnamon and allspice). Taste is vinous, cinnamon, pumpkin mash, oranges. Thin under-carbonated body.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2010
12oz. can, originally sampled thanks to Dansting, and another as a bonus from alexsdad06, thanks guys. Pours a cola-ish caramel brown with a moderate fizzy tan head. Aroma is spice, toffee, caramel, and some general toasted malts. Flavor is a bit watery, with more general spice, toasted malts, toffee and caramel. Drinkable, just not too exciting.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 30, 2010
pours a copper/brown color. I am getting pumpkin spice in the aroma. First flavor that I detect is raisin. There is some sweetness which mitigates the spice that remains with each sip. I would say this is medium heavy. Another interesting beer from 21st.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours hazy reddish brown with off white head. Aroma has notes of spice, caramel, touch of vanilla. Taste is some slight notes of spice, caramel, and a weird metallic taste, finishing slightly bitter. Not bad, but the tastes are pretty weak.


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