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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11495) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2007
Bottle, from Lyager Vine, Fredericia. A dark red pour with a small off-white film head. Aroma has distant nuts, a good dose of caramel, some sherry and a touch of oak. Quite low carbonation, sort of oily. Flavour is very powerful, with an alcoholic edge to it. There are tones of chocolate, roasted caramel, oak and a good hoppy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (11492) - Randers, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2007
Bottle. Creamy lightbrown good mostly lasting head. Wonderfull dark amber-red colour. Moderate malty and heavy hoppy aroma. Light chocolate notes. Fantastic powerfull heavy bitter flavor. Nice complex notes of hopps and chocolate. Creamy palate. Really great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11408) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 8, 2009
Dark redbrown, smooth light brown head. nutty dark caramelly aroma, also some dark chocolate, some bitter hops in the background. flavor is dark caramelly sweet, dark toffee, faint roasted malts, bitter malts, faint flowery and bitter hop flavor to balance. a beer with lots and lots of taste from malts, but never too sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11252) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2005
Bottle poured mahogany with an amber head. Aromas of dark fruit with some vinous notes. Flavors of roasted malt, dark fruit ,a hint of coffee, With a mildly bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10892) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2008 OK, I may have had a few beers at EBF2008, but by 11pm I actually quite enjoyed this, so notched it up a few points.
Rerate of (5-4-7-2-11=2.9)
355ml bottle (Black Door, Helsinki)
Sweet and beerlike. Malty with vegetable tinge. Sticky malt/hop combo, not very sophisticated.
Rerate of (5-4-7-2-11=2.9):
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Looks great, dark creamy head on dark red body. Smells sweet and sticky, some dried fruits maybe. I was unprepared for the taste - it’s huge. Very unsophisticated, and unbalanced. Even the unsubtle explosion of malt and hop tastes fails to cover the strong alcohol taste. Yet another US charicature of a UK style not done very well. Didn’t leave any though, so not that bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2007 Date: 12/11/2003
Mode: Bottle
Source: Wild Wing Cafe, Marietta

slightly alcoholic sweet malt aroma with rich hops, rich malt flavor well balanced with good earthy hops, like a light barleywine,
-------- /> Date: 10/20/2005
Source: tasting

clear dark amber, sweet spicy rich malt aroma, rich malt flavor, dry and hoppy, light bitter finish
-------- /> Date: 11/25/2005
Mode: draft
Source: brick store

clear very dark amber, frothy beige head, solid lace, slightly fruity light malt aroma, rich malt flavor well balanced by lots of earthy hops, good bitterness, picks up a bit of fruity character, stays rich malty fruity and hoppy to the end

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4
-------- /> Date: 10/11/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Falling Rock

dark, frothy beige head, specks of drippy lace, sweet malt aroma with a winey character, lots of oak and wine flavor, rich malt is offset by the oak, nice fruity esters,

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (10855) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 9, 2010
Reddish brown pour in glass. Nose and taste is nuts, toffee, some chocolates, malts and resin. Rated 2/11/03

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerandBlues2 (10784) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2005
2004 Bottle at The Avery Experience. Caramel mahagony hues with a medium frothy tan head. Caramel and brown sugar aromas with light roasted grains evident and a fruit hop nose. Caramel malt and acidic alcohol flavor with a fruit hop finish, and some vanilla faintly detectable. Medium bodied and warm spicy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10783) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2005
Bottled: Dark amber coloured. Clear. Light brown small dense head. Berries, caramel and spices in the nose Flavour of chocolate, hops, light fruit, sweetness. Has a full maltbase and a light alcoholtouch. Is nicely bitter in the end, and has a long impact on the palate. Nice one.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (10513) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2009
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA. Pours a clear reddish brown color with an expansive, creamy, foamy head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel and toffee. Taste is slightly roasty and nutty malt notes with caramel, toffee and spicy hops. Texture is creamy, smooth and slightly cheesy. Medium-full bodied.


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