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RATINGS: 1202   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2007
This one is very dark brown, almost black. and the head is nice. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, cough medicine and cheese. The mouth feel is oily. The flavour has nice notes of aroma hops, roasted malt, caramel, licorice, cough medicine and a dry, delicious bitter finish. Yet another nice beer from Avery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (10123) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 20, 2006
bright and clear reddish-brown colour with a little foam; aroma of caramel and hazelnut, notes of fir needles, slightly roasted; sweet and full-bodied, very tasty, late but robust bitterness before a dry caramelish, woody and malty finish - a big very impressive beer; big thanks to fiulijn

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10045) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 25, 2008
Bottle. Dark amber/brownish color. Smallish white head. Nice full malt bill on the nose with some spices, fruit and toffee. Flavor is very nice. Full flavor with some fruit, rich malts and some nice background hops that get you in the end. This is well done indeed.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FatPhil (10040) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (9999) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9954) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2002
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2003 This beer mega-macadoscious rocks!!! The aroma is of rich malt, dark fruits and chocolate. A crystal clear, deep mohogany color. Handsome. God, I'm a geek. I just called a beer handsome... and it's not the first time. The flavor is to die for. Malty and slightly sweet up front. Well-balanced with a whisper of tartness and bitterness on the backside. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel. Lively carbonation. Medium-length, slightly acidic, mostly dry finish. Incredible beer! English Strong Ale? Ehhh!!! I'm not the categorizing expert that those who run the site and brew the beer are, but this brew reminded me of a Belgian Dubbel. Whatever. Drink one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9814) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 19, 2010
Tasted on tap at the brewery in Boulder. Dark red/orange appearance with a light head. Sweet alcoholic aroma. Pretty intense English Strong Ale flavor at first. Somewhat malty body that’s slick in mouthfeel like an Old Ale or a Barleywine. Definitely alcoholic flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (9537) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Hmmm, have not rated this one yet! Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Dark fruits, caramel, some nutiness, and some spices.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (9253) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2005
Georgious dark and auburn colours, lasting head. Moderate spicey aroma. Intense taste, well carbonated. Well to drink with spicey food. Good malts throughout to balance out the flavour, and noticeable hops. Dry finish. Citrus and cherry and vegetable aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9165) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Tap at Churchkey thanks to Travlr. Pours a deep red/mahogany with ridiculous lacing all over the place. Red fruit and Twizzler nose...what is up with these Avery beers? Sticky, starchy, artificial red candies. Taste is quite bland, lots of stickiness, mild alcohol heat. Not sure what is going on...but it seems to be a miracle that Avery was able to make a beer as good as Meph Addict with all these underattenuated sugar bombs on deck.

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