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RATINGS: 1209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (16477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 25, 2006
Clean dark brown color; thin creamy head. Aroma of malt, caramel, roses, Full mouthfeel, malty, with toffee and a lot of caramel, ending with a good hopping (strong and partially resinous), and light roasted malt and roasted nuts. Original. Solid. Dangerous.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (16440) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Draft courtesy of the Churchkey crew, thank you gentlemen! Very dark maroon color, medium beige head. Aroma of caramel. Taste is sweet and peppery. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15568) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 9, 2006
Bottled. Deep copper in color, with a dense, beige head. It has a sweet aroma with some alcohol, malt and a good dash of hops. The flavor is malty and sweet, with lots of piny and fruity hops in it, some alcohol too. Fullbodied, very bitter, hoppy beer, with a lightly roasted note and some alcohol in the finish. Hop-heaven in a bottle. (060513)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (15000) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2007
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is ruby amber. Aroma is rich and complex. Taste is sweet with spices and fruit. Alcohol in finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14811) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
Dark amber/brown with fine creamy off white head. Aroma and taste has Caramel & chocolate -roasted malty sweetness. Alcohol and dark fruits (prunes/plum) - warmth. Filling body. Light Hoppy lasting finish! Another great product from Avery!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14488) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2008
Bottle at EBF08. Good caramelly hop aroma. Clear dark chestnut colour. Small head. The flavour is caramelly, OK spicy hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14481) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2006
Bottle. Clear deep reddish/brown - offwhite head. Malty, roasted, sweet, ryebread, nuts, caramel, hoppy, complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (14431) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish-brown with a firm, lingering tan head. Considerable lacing as the level receded. Aroma: Nicely balanced between sweet, caramel notes and bitter hops. Flavor: Flavor is at first sweet and malty, then quickly turns happily bitter with some nice, piney hop flavor. On the swallow, the bitterness prevails, leaving the mouth with a pleasantly bitter, sticky aftertaste. Some notes of toffee and burnt malts, adding to the bitterness. Mouthfeel: Medium to medium-big in body. Light and fine carbonation. Slightly warming going down. Overall Impression: Overall I was very impressed. A beautifully struck balance between malt sweetness and hop bite. Comments: Bottle pour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (14388) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2006
Dark amber, nice offwhite head. Aroma brings some hops but most of all malts, buttery, some x-mas spices, chocolate, coffee, figs, vanilla and toffee. Gtreat malty flavor, some toffee, vinous and with a great body, hoppy, pleasant finish with some pepper. Dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (14272) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2006
Dark ruby red, small expresso head. Coffee nose, a bit rye and barley in it. Medium-bodied, roasted, a bit ryeish flavor with some cold coffee in it. Hides alcohol perfectly.

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