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RATINGS: 1225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11500) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11283) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11021) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2002
Found at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, OH. Avery’s brews have all been pretty good so far and this is no exception. This is a pretty good seasonal ale to boot. Pours a pretty amber color with a medium thin beige head. Spicey aroma of connamon and hops. The flavor was a mixture of malts, brown sugar, cinnamon etc and was surprisingly rich. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11004) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (10891) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
On tap. This one is rich and creamy with a HUGE wallop of dark fruits that just punches you int he face. This is along with some mild toasty bitterness and some thick caramel and sugary flavors.

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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10828) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (10752) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10702) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a nice tan head. Aroma and flavour of toffee, malt, fruit and hops.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (10532) - 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.


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