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RATINGS: 1205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Totochtin (73) - Washington, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Pours a very dark brown with garnet highlights and tan head. Aromas of caramel, apple, chocolate, and nutmeg. Taste is medium sweet with flavors following aromas with additional notes of berries and earthiness. Full body with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Rich, delicious, balanced, and drinkable; reminiscent of some doppelbocks but with more substantial hopping.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ostomo517 (73) - Norton Shores, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours a stunning dark amber. Muddled nose thats not very fragrant. Flavor is pretty malt forward then after about half of the beer gone the hops spring forward and round out nicely. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BHeart (72) - - NOV 21, 2012
Dark brown, toasted grain aroma, hazelnuts, hint of coffee, choco. Smooth, more coffee flavor, some hazelnut, slightly boozy aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
penguinjive7 (72) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2008
Pours a nice black/extremely dark mahogany with two fingers of head. Excellent lacing for quite a while. Smells actually rather fruity with a bit of dark roasted coffee cutting through. Tastes of a dark fruity almost prune-like flavor with a very hoppy finish. Hoppy and spicier than I expected from a winter warmer. Many complex flavors, too much for my novice taste buds to pick up. Overall an excellent brew, and was a great way to warm up after coming inside in an Ithaca blizzard. Warms me right up. Probably could be a little less hoppy, but that’s just my taste. Reviewed on: 02-14-2007

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AJofDenver (71) - Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
The color of this beer is deep dark and brownish with hints of an amber outter ring. The scent starts with hints of nuts and finishes with a trace of vanilla. This beer has a flavor a sweet coffee like start and finshes with hints of brown sugar.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dsnutz (71) - dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2007
12oz. bottle pours a dark reddish brown with a small amount of head. Another strong brew from Avery.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
snownirvana (70) - - APR 23, 2012
Shifter from bottle. A: ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, dark carmel. App: amber-brown, one finger, quickly dispersing head. T: very malty, dark, brown malts, slightly sweet, and a toffee and coffee/espresso flavor rolling through the back. P: smooth, smooth, with a chocolate-espresso aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SirSlarty (68) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 18, 2007
This is a beautiful deep golden red ale. Frothy head that remains till the last. Strong spice flavors that do not linger very long. Very nice blend of malt, beer goodness and spices..

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 5, 2012
Draft. Deep copper red with a short-lived small head. Great winter warmer style beer with a good balance of sweet and bitter and finishes exactly how the style should – great warming feel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
iskirwan1 (66) - monument, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2006
pours a bark brown with red highlights large camel head.aroma is chocolate carmel and nuts.tadte is sweet choco. with a clean hop finsh.over all would be a great winter warmer but by defintion too hoppy but don’t let that turn you off cuz I’m defintlatey getting this christmas eve


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