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RATINGS: 1203   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 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
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmanigold (68) - - DEC 7, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Dark red mahogany color leaves lacing around the glass. Has a sweet Malty/doughy boozy taste, dry with a slight sweetness. Flavor lingers on the tongue well after each sip. This ale is not half bad.

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

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tschof (61) - - FEB 18, 2014
Great winter seasonal beer. Rare find in NJ. Pour from 12 ounce bottle to a pint. Pour very dark amber with thin white head. Malty and boozy but in a good way. Enjoy if Troeg Mad Elf is out of stock

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gabbledbabble (60) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005
Just brown, dark brown. Fluffy toasted froth. Holds well. Beautiful lace. Toasted whole wheat bread burnt on the edges, made with a touch of molasses, spread with homemade syrup; good hop funk steps through, and boogies on down the palate. Jazzy mouthfeel. Warming. Creamy. Mocha cappuccino made with Italian roast.


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