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RATINGS: 430   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (1438) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2015
On tap. Must have been awhile ago since I don’t remember it and it must not have stuck out as amazing or my rating System would be better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
closey22 (1686) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Brown with Lacy thin beige head; aroma is subtly spicy malty; Flava is mildly roAsty and spice notes of nutmeg; feels medium nicely fjzzy; finishes dryish with roasty malt notes

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MadRobin (2830) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 11, 2015
On tap at Bradley's Food and Beverage in Bethesda, MD. Hazy. Dark brown with a khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel and roasted malt, dried dark fruit, cloves and nutmeg. Taste of dark fruit, sweet caramel and roasted malt, toffee cloves and nutmeg. Medium body and medium carbonation. Nothing fancy here, but pleasant enough if you are in the mood for a sweet beer. I like that the spices sit back and let the malt and dark fruit dominate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pcshotsauce33 (61) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Roasted malty spice infused dark brown winter seasonal ale. Nutmeg and clove dominant and decent but not but a one timer just to try something different. Average and worth a try to warm you up a bit during the cold winter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (619) - - JAN 31, 2015
On tap at a Concord beer festival. Dark brown pour. Very fruity and a little spicy. Interesting.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
dinkle50 (1366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Clear, deep red pour with a single finger, slightly tan head. Aroma is a little funky, almost acidic. Chestnuts come to mind. Medium mouth. Taste is a little nutty, hints of pine as well. Weird alcohol bite in this. Spices in this are just odd. Pumpkin pie starts to creep in. Not a big fan of this one.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimmy79 (3) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2015 does not count
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3029) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Canned from Woodland CA. Nose is roasty. Sort of like a strong brown. Some decent spiciness in a fairly roasty beer with malt dominant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
[Can (12oz)] Pours a dark golden-amber with a large lasting frothy tan head. A good amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices first followed by a hint of vegetal notes, caramel malt, dark fruit and some light sugar. Flavour follows the aroma and has a spicy, lightly harsh finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Good, not great -- I liked it enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sturmthis (1122) - Bavaria, GERMANY - JAN 4, 2015
Sample. Dark brown color with thick off head white. Spice and dark fruit aroma. Dark fruit taste, feels like a Belgian beer.

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