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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
Like FDRís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Decent winter warmer and definitely a winter flavor. Roasty with a shitload of dark spices...complex on the palate. Not my favorite style, but within itís category Ithought it was good/

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11242) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
A winter warmer. Brown that is malty and spices are mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Pleasant and drinkable. Medium mouthfeel, above average carbonation. brown with a minimal head.Malty aroma, surprisingly little spices in nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarkSachon (949) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2011
From the can purchased at The BeerHive in Pittsburgh. Iím having trouble understanding the low opinions on what I thought was a relatively fantastic beer. There are a million mystery tastes to explore here, and a smoothness on the swallow that has few rivals. Knowing that FDR enjoyed his alcoholic beverages to a large degree is a good pairing to this not to be missed ale. Eagerly looking forward to 21st Amendmentís other offerings.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pushkinwow (2627) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2011
12oz can. Dark brown with a slight ruby hue, creamy mocha head. Sweet malt with some vegetables and slight sourness present, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla - not necessarily a pleasant combination. Carbonation seems slightly high, still smooth, slightly sweet, spice is overdone, become dry and slightly cloying in terms of sweetness. Not a huge fan.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beersak (91) - akron, USA - DEC 19, 2011
Beautiful appearance. Dark dark color. Aroma is not good. Aroma is not bad either. Tastes of alcohol on the palate, along with vanilla. Overall above average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2014 This beer is a very tastey beer. Aroma of mostly nutmeg some cinnamon. Creamy consistency. Great mouth feel. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2011
From a can poured a brown color with a fair amount of head. Spicy malty sweet flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
abcfan (919) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Nice spicy aroma. Taste is full of spice with a quick finish. Nothing special.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 12, 2011
On tap. Pours with a hazed deep brown hued body with a small tan head. Aromas are malty, caramel, brown sugar and light spice. Flavors are grainy, wheat, soggy malt, brown sugar, light spice, some clove and cinnamon. Lively bubbles, medium bitter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlovell2 (1802) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Dark brown with ruby tint and tan head. Malty aroma with cloves and cinnamon. Sweet malty taste some raisins. Kind of tart for my liking and then cinnamon and cloves in finish.

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