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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.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2008
12 oz bottle-Pours a mohogany red color w/almost no head but decent lacing. Faint malt aroma. This one was a disappointment, just didn’t wow me or live up to the hype. Had some malt flavor to it, traces of caramel & toffee, but I just felt it was a little lacking. Not bad, just kind of bland. Avery’s always seem to be kind of hit or miss to me & I’d have to call this one more of a miss. I’d drink it if offered, but I wouldn’t buy it again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pastor (795) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Bottle poured into a chalice produced fingers of tan head that goes to a sparse lace on top of a dark mahogany Aromas of malts, candy sugar and spices filled my nose This beer is rather hot (alcohol) and bitter which is a surprise to me because of its nose The mouthfeel is not as rich as I would like on this one but it is smooth on the palette It’s an ok warmer but one at a time is enough

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
sloth (2443) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2002
Tan head, brown accents. Fades quicklyleaving a little lace.Maalty aroma.Dark brown color with orange highlights, very pleasing to the eyes.Some chocolate malt flavors, sweetish.Medium mouthfeel.Some hop? spicyness.Slight bitterness in the finish.Well balanced brew.Not memorable though.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Dark mahogany with a tan head; rich aromas and flavors of malt. Has a slight acid, slight hop taste; aromas are of caramel. Solid, but not very complicated nor very interesting.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
nhamilton (103) - Cibolo, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
When you open the bottle you can smell the aroma instantly, maybe walnuts roasted over a fire. has a very strong taste with a hint of seasonal flavoring. Has a slight aftertaste. Not a bad beer, just not my type.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
dcschiller (2203) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2010
(12oz bottle). Pours clear mahogany with thin off-white head. Light carbonation. Aroma of wood, candied sugar, nuts. Taste is semi-sweet with quite a bit of roasty bitterness. Medium bodied with oily texture. Finish is bitter and ’hot’. Not a good beer, imo.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Pours brown with creamy off-white head and foamy lacing. Notes of caramel and spruce. Hop taste overpowers malt for a bitter finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Very oxidized. And its off a keg. Oxidation of the nose and on the tongue. Not a good beer. Some sweet caramel, which is its only redeeming quality.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
PhillyCraft (3071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle on a cold, damp night. Pour is chestnut brown with thick off white head and lacing. Scent was coffee, roasted malts, chocolate bar, and grains. Alittle off in aroma. Taste is mocha, burnt toffee, hops and malts. Lightly carb’d with a medium to fuller body. Reminded me more of a brown ale then a english style. Just ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
2mu2ku (21) - - NOV 26, 2012
Not what I expect of a winter beer. Hoppy and no malty flavor. Won’t be purchasing in the future.


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