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RATINGS: 1157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter strong ale has a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. Cellarable for 2 years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5412) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits, apricot, caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (930) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2013
On cask at Avery. Pours a hazy brown with very fine, off-white head. Good retention, rings of lace. Aroma is sweet and malty, some spice. Flavor is sweet, fruity, peach, apricot, spice, with a nutty, sweet malt finish, mild toffee. Soft carbonation, medium-light body, very smooth texture. Alcohol is essentially undetectable. Really like the smoothness of the hand drawn version. Tasty, smooth, and strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
htnicholas (49) - California, USA - AUG 20, 2013
From a 12oz bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy reddish brown with a thin white head. Smells of Carmel, toffee, and maple. Taste is somewhat confused. It has a moderate hop-like bitterness that is a little off and which is retained from the start to the finish and lingers Dow a while thereafter. It tastes a little like cloves and the original formula Listerine, not not I a good way. The alcohol heat is very apparent and doesn't add to the experience. Not a very good example of the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Ehhhhhh it's okay, probably not going to get again. It's a little plain, not a very crisp flavor. Good color though. The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1102) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Dark, tastes like molasses and brown sugar. Thin head. Hot from the alcohol. Toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6077) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2013
Bottle @ DØE tasting. Pours hazy dark amber with a small offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, nuts, oak, oxidation, little winelike. Flavor is malt, oak, oxidation, coconuts, chocolate, fruits. Medium body, soft carbonation, light warming alcohol. 170713

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Valgreen (667) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle @ døe øl smagning, 17 / 7 2013. Dark brown, small white head, some lacing. Aroma, sweet malty, dark fruits, toffee, bread, hay. Taste, malty, toffee, bread, slight alcohol, . Leaves sweet dry toffee aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rasmus40 (11340) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle @ DØE meeting. Clear dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and oxidized. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 170713

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours reddish-brown with soft white head. Aroma of stone fruit, sweet malt and boozy alcohol. Taste fruity sweet but dry leaving your tongue with a light oak bitterness. Overall a complex beer that is good to sip and marvel all of the great flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnmike (1033) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Tried a bottle of this while visiting Denver. 2012 vintage. Good nutty winter ale that has some complexity.

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