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RATINGS: 1155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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.


3.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 23, 2002
something bitter in the aroma that i just didnt care for, but the taste made up for it...for me, the taste of cold coffee was overwhelmingly obvious in the finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 22, 2004
This brew pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin head with little lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and malty with slight alcohol esters and a hint of caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty with a slight roastiness, a touch of caramel and very slight alcohol notes. Full bodied and smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20274) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 23, 2006
Bottled. Dark amber/ruby red colour, mediumsized beige head. Strong malty nose with some fruitish notes. Flavour is ryeish, maltish and a bit bitterish. Also some coffee is found. Quite pleasant and wellbalanced.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2006
35,5 cl bottle. Dark amber colour with a fizzy white head. Hoppy aroma with notes of caraeml. Malty and very hoppy flavour with a touch of toffee.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2006
Cinnamon colored with white cremy head. Smells like carmel and hops. Some piney notes and roasted nuts. Borwn sugar as well. Flavor is slightly astringent with some brown sugar, hops, lots of malt, and some light roasted almonds and walnuts.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAR 20, 2006
Not too impressed...poured a light wood honey woodstain with little head. Aroma is heavy with malt, honey, and nut. Flavor is similar but too restrained...could be great...but just not enough omph. Mouthfeel is dry from some bitterness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Very mild aroma and flavor. Very slight hops and some sweet malt, maybe a little cocolate. Not much else, kind of watery but not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
black95tt (82) - Doylestown, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Pours a nice ruby red with a huge head. Smells of sweet cramel and toffee. Taste is caramelly good with light roasted nuts and an assertive bitterness in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Draught. Beer is clear, medium-to-dark borwn with a small, creamy, off-white, frothy, mostly and quickly diminishing head.<P> The aroma was moderately malty with notes of toasted grain and caramel—slighly husky; Hoppy with moderate notes of resin/pine, grapefruit, light note of dried apricot; Yeasty with light notes of dish rag, sweet soap and dough; Light miscellaneous notes of alcohol, moderate peach, trace of candy sugar.<P> The flavor was moderately sweet, moderately-to-heavily bitter with a long, moderately-to-heavily bitter/grippy, lightly sweet, trace salty finish.<P> The body was moderate, the texture was velvety and the carbonation was lively.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
pours clear and dark amber with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is lightly malty of cookies, heavly hoppy of grapefruit and hints of grape. Flavor is lightly sweet and heavily hoppy with an average finish. Medium bodied creamy and lively.


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