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RATINGS: 1155   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
benwah22 (14) - , Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2008
Subtle aromas of the malt - with a sweetness peaking through. Not fruity, not spicy. Pours a deep red-amber, fluffy head. There isn’t one flavor that overpowers another. Mostly malty, slightly bitter (hoppy) at the finish but leave a tingly feel on the tip of the tongue from the carbonation. Full bodied and very drinkable - an English style ale with a hint of a Belgian.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
chyldking (14) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2010
Yuck. Dunno if this was an off keg or just not my taste. Syrupy, with a greasy skim of a head. I get the hazelnut thing, but to me this was flat, tasted lIke old coffee and old sugar. Not for me, I guess. Disgusting. But only a lot. Stale keg?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
aej9374 (12) - Derby, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
One of my favorite fireplace beers. Caramel, brown sugar, dried fruit, and coffee come to mind. Hops is just about right. Doesn’t overpower the beer, but you know it is there. Big beer. Excellent.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
swanny22 (12) - Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2008
A fantastic beer. A creamy taste with a spicy feel in your throat. This is the beer that will leave you wanting more. It has definitely jumped into my top 10.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerNutBob (10) - - DEC 7, 2012
Very tasty stronger ale, but not too bitter. Not a lot of aroma. Had it in a snifter glass, great appearance. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
mamradskoda (9) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004 does not count
This one grows on ya. A very earthy taste, great for staying wam on a snowy night.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
WileCoyote (9) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
Oh what a beautiful beer. Deep mahogany with a creamy tan head that laces down the side of my glass. The aroma is sweet and nutty with a touch of pine. The initial flavor is sweet, typical of a great Old Ale, but then finishes with a light hoppiness. I love the alcohol rush that accompanies this beer, much like a great, rich wine. It is a very relaxing beer and very drinkable. On my Twelve Beers of Christmas 2004 List! Bottle

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
lereve (8) - Illinois, USA - DEC 5, 2013 does not count
This is a great tasting Christmas ale. Bottle days can cellar for three years, I would for at least one maybe two years.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
g6736 (7) - Warwick, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2013 does not count
Assume winter seasonal brew with nice mouth feel. There are slight hints of whisky on the back end.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imjohnward (7) - , Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2011 does not count
Best winter seasonal ale I’ve had in a very long time. The aroma and finish are are memorable and very pleasing


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