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RATINGS: 424   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thirdeye11 (6064) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9260) - East Lansing, Michigan, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 28, 2010
12 oz can. Deep brown with a small dense light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spice, toasty malt and some sourdough. The flavor is lightly sweet malt, holiday spices and a light sour taste that hits you in the back of the throat. Medium body with a mild carbonation. Iím not the biggest fan of spice dominant beers, but this is still pretty good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Getbetter (1032) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - DEC 26, 2010
From a can,brown red in color,white head,carmel,pine nutmeg flavors,I really get a good kick out of the label.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2010
12 oz can into Sam Adams lager glass. Pours a deep brown murky hue with a medium head with nice retention and nice lacework. Aroma is packed: clove, cinnamon, nutmeg...metal (knowing this brewery, this will go away shortly......it does). Taste starts out sweet and then turns sour; a slight bitterness comes out as it warms. Carbonation is medium; body is medium-full; chewy. Definitely the best "winter warmer" Iíve ever had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdrinker79 (2033) - Idaho, USA - DEC 26, 2010
12 oz. can- Pours dark deep brown with a nice tan head, aroma is spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and probably alot more. The flavor is caramel and spices with a warming alcoholic bite, I donít think the flavors blend very well, it needs a little more of something else or a little less of something. Its a good but not great winter warmer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 24, 2010
12 oz. can via trade with mixmasterob - Pours a brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Flavor and aroma is caramel malt and light spice. Medium body. A decent beer. Thanks Robert.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aquilo (623) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Dark mahogany brown color with a thin head. Aroma is caramel, co2, and cinnamon. Flavor is a bit thin and a bit too sweet, but I enjoy the rich roasty flavor, so thatís all right. Thin mouthfeel. This beer wants to be served with a turkey dinner.

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