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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter 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 3+ years.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with a thin off white head. The aroma is enticing with a nice fruity aroma, with some interesting spices and plenty of malts. The flavor is really smooth. Caramel, malts, light chocolate and coffee. Excellent winter brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Mahogany body with light tan head. Toasted coffee and chocolate nose. Light maltiness with a slight roasted malt bitterness in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TrevorFloyd (309) - Connecticut, USA - APR 27, 2006
My first from Avery: enjoyable, but not overwhelming. Dark in color (deep mahogany, maybe) with matching dark flavors: hops, sweet malt, a little spice on the back of your tongue. It has a distinctly English vibe to it. Definitely deceptive with the alcohol, I wouldn’t have put this a hair above 5%. An enjoyable evening beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
andyhite (308) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - OCT 17, 2007
12 oz bottle. pours deep ruby. slight head, nothing of a jubilee though. aromas are not of hazelnut, but of something nutty. also, red grape aroma. taste is malty, slight coffee, and shining through with an almond finish. interesting...

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
soyorganic (305) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2008
Pours a black/dark brown with an Belgian-esque head. Aroma of brown sugar and yeast. A nice combination of sweet and smoked malt flavors with a slight bitterness. This has a slight Belgian flair to it. Extremely drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2010
Toasty, slightly peppery, sweet aroma, with honey, biscuit, and doughy notes. Smooth, with toffee, nutty flavors and moderate hop bitterness. Mildly sweet, though out of the bottle it retains some of the metal from the cap. Best from a tulip.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2007
Solid medium brown pour with yellow/brown head. Head held at about 3/4 inch until dissolving to a thin lacing on surface of beer and around glass. Smells barleywine-sweetish, notes of fruit (strawberry?) and some generic licorice. First sip impressions: bitter! strong, full mouthfeel. Toffee flavor, more berry. Wow, is this stuff good. Very rich, amazing feel on the palate. I just got some old school bubblegum, you know the rock hard sticks of bubblegum that came in Topps baseball card packs in the late 80s? That is the prevailing aftertaste right now. A nice, almost spicy bitter cocoa comes through quite soon in the pint. This is a fantastic English Strong Ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2001
A little nutty flavor you can taste the alcohol. Has a strange aftertaste i pick up a little bit of chocolate. Different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 7, 2003
Nice dark red-brown body with a thin, tan head. Lacing.
Roasted malt aroma dominates. The other aroma which I can't figure out must be the hazelnut.
Sweet and malty. A little bit of hop flavor and some oxidation. Lingering bitterness is a bit unusual for the style but could mellow with age. Alcohol is well-hidden.
Full-bodied and very smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2006
Poured a dark brown with a very good off-white head. Aroma was malty with nutmeg and a bit of fruit. Flavor was malty with toffee and a bit of chocolate.


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