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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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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.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 3, 2010
Poured a deep amber/brown. Nose was heavy with holiday spicing, lots of clove with a hint of brown sugar and cheer. Really one of the most bad ass can labels I have ever seen. Unfortunately the beer inside isnt up to par with it. There was a weird acrid off flavor I got from it, almost like burnt plastic. the spicing was spot on, and the beer was good, but whatever that chemically tasting flavor I got kind of ruined it for me.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jrodooo5 (1049) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Has a decent deep brown pour w/ a big fluffy head that leaves spotty lacing. The aroma is quite subtle w/ just a bit of dark malt standing out. The taste is a bit bitter but otherwise lacking in explosive flavor. The mouthfeel has a nice & light creamy feel & is smooth for 8%. Overall pretty average & not something Iíd go out of my way to find again!

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
smallfry (71) - - NOV 23, 2014
(Bottle) Very little aroma. Astringent bitterness. A little bit of nice mealtimes. Hmm, this beer does not know what it wants to be. Not very good.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3820) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Can. Pours a dark brown with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong spice, raisin. Thin mouthfeel, strong spice, sweet malt, decent.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6849) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Can. Pours a clear amber with a gray head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma has notes of grain and light fruits with notes of raisin and spices. Flavor has sweet grains with a bit of bread and some light spices and a bit of fruits.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (869) - New York City, TURKEY - NOV 17, 2014
Draught. Dark brown with reddish tint, small beige foamy head, nutmeg and vanilla aroma, low carbonation, burnt malt taste, thin body, longish finish with burnt aftertaste. One of those great start poor ending brews.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
matt74 (1) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2014 does not count
Canned from Woodland. Roasty nose, reminds me of a strong brown. Roasted malty flavors with a decent spice flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
e303 (111) - - NOV 13, 2014
Can to beer tulip. Pours a deep garnet with a creamy head. Aroma is spices and fruits. Taste is similar with a slight hoppy finish. Not great but decent enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ndfreak77 (112) - USA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany color with a smokey white head. Malty and spicy aroma, with slight smokiness. Flavor is malty with spices and Caramel. Finishes with a strong hoppinness. Good near

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Roser (37) - Virginia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Appearance- semi clear/opaque (dark but let a little light through). Dark Amber, mahogany brown. Big bubbly mocha head that lasted a good bit. Nice lacing. Smell- clean, malty, spices and clove. Dark chocolate. Taste- bitter, toasted malt, spicy (and sweet). Mouthfeel- light body (surprisingly). Smooth and creamy. Very little carbonation. Overall- so so/ok. After seeing and smelling, the mouthfeel and taste disappointed. Was expecting more. Not a bad beer, but nothing noteworthy. Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (121) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - NOV 6, 2014
12 oz can. Aroma: malty, with biscuit, strong fall spices, and NyQuil. Taste/Palate: sweet throughout; starts creamy, and finishes crisp, astringent, and bitter. Pretty great for a winter warmer.


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