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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10409) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - MAR 30, 2008
Brown with medium off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, chocolate and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor that holds roasted malt, dark bitter chocolate and prunes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borup (10295) - Albertslund, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2006
Bottle. Dark red colour with a nice tan head. Aroma and flavour of toffee, malt, fruit and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 1, 2007
Bottle. Nice red-brown colour with a small head. Aroma is sweet and malty, hints of dark fruits, caramel and nuts. Flavour is sweet, bit spiced, lovely fruitiness, nuts, some schocolate and caramel. Tasty tasty tasty!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10205) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9807) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 24, 2009
355 ml bottle. From København, Denmark.
Dark reddish brown colour with average off-white head. Sweetish dark hoppy, roasted malty aroma with some winey elements. Dark roasted malt, sweet hops, caramel in flavour. Sweet, thick and full brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9758) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a clear amber brown with a deep gray head that dissipates to the edges and laces nicely. Aroma has notes of caramel and sweet grain with a hint of backing toffee. Flavor begins with a hint of bread and grains and finishes with sweet grains, a bit of hops and toffee.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
12oz bottle. Clear copper color, minimal cream-colored head. Webby on the surface. Decent lace. Very drinkable, light carbonation. Gets substantially better after sitting a bit. Typical christmas spices. A decent christmas that improves after it warms. Nothing particularly outstanding or unique, however.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma of yeast, dried fruits, apricot, caramel, toffee, raisins, prunes and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9539) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is sweet, nutty, pumpkin? toffee, taste is sweet, dry toffee, light spice, rich, fruity.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9430) - 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.


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