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RATINGS: 1152   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 249   ABV: 8.3%
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Our winter strong 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 2 years.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottled. Poured a clear, deep ruby/orange with a very nice tall beige head (receded after a minute, but left nice intricate lacing). Full aroma of English bittering hops, caramel, hazlenut, and some wintery spiciness. There was a lot of spicy maltage in the flavor... working well with the English hops and caramel. Smooth across the tongue with bitterness around the edges. Long, spicy, and warming finish. This is a great fireside treat!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (6941) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - DEC 8, 2005
Bottle. Clear reddish-mahogony beer with a small tan head. Roasty/caramel malt aroma. Rich caramel flavor with roasty/coffee notes. Some hop bitterness at end. Fuller bodied.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6768) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2006
Dark amber color with a wisp of an off white head. Multiple malt notes in the aroma along with a Barleywine style smell (yum). Big malt flavor combining crystal malts to give the caramel flavor, cherry like sweetness and highly roasted malts (such as black patent) for a porter like taste component near the end of the swill. Starting to notice burnt and coffee flavors too. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skinnyviking (6750) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2006
Bottle. Off-white lasting head. Clear dark red body. Barley aroma. Hazelnut cocoa flavor ending with a pleasant bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a clear red brown with a hefty light tan head. Lots of malt, caramel, toffee, and toast on the nose. Medium bodied and a little sweet, with hints of cereal grains. Nice warming malt finish with just a touch of hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (6493) - Helsinki, 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 (6490) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - MAR 13, 2007
Bottle 12oz
Neat citric nose, grapefruit, lime, red apple and solid dose of brown malts.
Appearance: brown, clear, creamy tanned top.3+
Medium full bodied, light roast below with potent and clean hop character. Smooth balanced work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 2, 2007
Pours brown with a decent off white/tan head. Smells of earth, some tea, dark fruit. Tastes of spice, caramel, raisins, boozy, some tea. Mouthfeel is full bodied. Finish yields some alcohol that interferes with an otherwise enjoyable experience.


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