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RATINGS: 1197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Quetzalcoatl (153) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 31, 2004
12oz bottle. Very impressive! This has a fantastic aroma that just begs for attention; a hoppy nose with malt backing. Looks great, a deep red brown with a thin head. The flavor is great; a nice rich malty complexity, with a perfect hop taste to close. I bought this without really knowing much about it, so without any preconceptions, this stuff blew me away.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2006
Draft @ Blind Pig. Dark body with amber tint. little head with some lacing. Malty, nutty aroma with pine mixed in. Strong hop and alcohol presence, but lacked the malt sweetness that I really lock for in this style. Enjoyable, but just a little off too...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thure (152) - DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
Colour is a dark reddish brown with a tan head. The aroma is of oak and vanilla with caramel and some plum and raisin. The taste is hoppy with some burned notes and maltyness mixed in with an oaky/earthy notes. The body is full and the carbonation is just right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pbjclimber (150) - Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2005 This was a good beer, I am looking and seeing that this is 8% and I never would have guessed. It pours a mahogany color with a tan head that has really good lacing. The flavor is of malts, not too sweet, with a nice balance of hops. This is a very well balanced beer and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SmokeyDaBear (150) - - NOV 2, 2013
Poured at Avery. Pours a clear light golden brown color. Has nice amount of head. Has coffee and nuttiness to the flavor. Full flavor in the mouth. Definitely enjoy this beer,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Better than expected. Sharp taste...very easy going down. Beautiful dark . Although it states cellarable for 2 years...it wouldn’t last that long in my house.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gatorbeer (148) - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2005
Pours a beautiful mahogany with a small head. Strong flavor of hops and then a strong malty finish with burnt coffee undertones. Lots of flavor but the flavors just don’t quite come together right.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eckato (147) - Gulfport, Florida, USA - JUL 20, 2007
Poured from bottle...very nice color maroon with a decent tannish head. Very dense aroma....oak....thick burnt flavors...mouth feel is nice as hints of chocolate and toffee abound. Can clearly tell the alcohol content....finish is very nice....Avery you have done another great job!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sofajoern (146) - DENMARK - JAN 21, 2006
Chestnut colour with creamy, lasting head - drew a bit of lace as well. Fairly agressive hops in both aroma and flavour, almost perfectly balanced by sweet, fruity malts and just a hint of alchohol. Nice full body and quite sharp aftertaste - good to keep warm during the winter :)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
foosnbrews (145) - Parker, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2010
Beer poors deep amber with a ring of head that stays throughout the beer. Aroma is of Alchol, piney, citrus, and malty. Flavor is sweet, malty, and balanced by a mild bitterness. Mouthfeel is excellent for style. Not too sticky, just right for desiring more. Overall the beer is an excellent winter warmer, look forward to more.

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