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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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9273) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (9223) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 17, 2010
12 oz. bottle, pours dark amber. Aroma of English malts and sweet dried fruits. The flavour reveals much more complexity, with the aforementioned English malts and sweet dried fruits, along with prominent wood and hazelnut. A little cloying in sweetness, but this is a great winter warmer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9163) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 18, 2009
From the Bottle at TAG Restaurant, Denver 22/09/2009 Fruit and malt aroma. Amber coloured strong in alcohol and hoppy with a little roast flavour in a crisp and bitter warming chocolate malt finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (9092) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 7, 2006
Another gift from the bartender at Barcade… I love this place. Dark amber beer with a thick off-white head. Aroma is a bit salty and herbal with intense oaky character throughout. Herbal dill-like character that reminds me of the barrel-aged Leviathan. Flavour shows saltiness and sweet caramelly malt. Strong alcoholic flavour and a bit of tartness on the back. A bit of vanilla and caramel along with some herbal hoppiness. Strong and sweet but not terribly malty. Not really a fan.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8822) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2011
On tap at the Meddlesome Moth, Dallas. It pours a deep ruby-brown colour with small foamy beige head. The nose is fairly subtle - red berries, nuts and caramel. The taste is date, raisin, plum, leather, oak, liquorice, nuts, varnish, a little honey and some lemon sherbet with an astringent-bitter finish. The overall taste is quite dry and bit too savoury, making it quite difficult to finish.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arminjewell (8582) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle from 2010. Pours deep reddish brown with very creamy tan head, aroma is full of raisin, toffee, figs, some spice, touch of cocoa, very complex and layered. Taste is just as delicious with notes of bitter aged hops, some toffee, dark fruit and spice notes intermingle and lead into slight chocolate, finished with lots of deep toffee, molasses, and bitter.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8554) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2007 2003 - Dark red with a thick coated head. Smells is a very fresh and robust cherry and wood and alcohol. Creamy and thick with a milk-like texture and some nice dark cherry and charred wood flavors. Really an excellent winter beer with some bourbon flavors coming through towards the end.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8506) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
Clear copper color, tan head. Sweet, malty, roasted, hints of pop-corn, light fruity taste. Dry, bitter, grainy aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high dry bitterness. Sweet, malty, roasted scent.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocLock (8500) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Big thanks to npdemse for this. Pours a wonderful deep shade of ruby with a big, light tan head. Aroma of malt, nutmeg, slight port, toffee. Great complex taste that presented some nuts, toffee, chocolate, cinnamon with a semi-dry finish. Firm palate with a nice balance. This one is a winner.


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