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RATINGS: 1148   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.


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2003
Deep dark amber brown. Fragrant aroma of malts with subtle hints of toffee, citrus, and nuts. Full bodied with a sweet bitter mouthfeel. Flavors linger into the dry aftertaste. A superlative winter warmer. Avery hits the target again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 17, 2004
Color, tawny brown and clear, showing reddish at the bottom. Impressive head, fluffy, sturdy, pillowy, meringue-like. Aroma: sweet, malty, caramel-accented, with notes of toffee and nuts, slowly warming and revealing alcohol. Thick, plummy flavor makes an immediate presence on passing the lips, with nutty notes joining in later. Further on, the profile is overcome by a syrupy sweetness that goes so far, but never so far as to be cloying. Very nice winter warmer/barleywine, enjoyed in the heat of July. And why not? Body is full, flavor ever-lasting, luscious, and lively!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grat (433) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 7, 2004
This is like liquid tobacco. No really I feel like I’m drinkind dip juice. Like someone spit their copenhagen in my glass and then added some yeast. This stuff smells like tobacco, vanilla, bourbon and roasted malts. It looks like filtered dip juice. It tastes like caramel, chocolate and vanilla. And I really like it. G-rat

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - SEP 9, 2004
Poured a deep brown with a small tan head that faded leaving lots of lacing. Aroma was really huge and malty. Flavor had a lot of malt, with a hint of sour that reminded me of sour cherry. It was so nice, and I finished it by smoking a pipe w/ black cavendish and it not only stood up to it; it actaully blended very well.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4640) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2004
This is a most impressive rendition of an ESA - deep, dark amber hue with off-white lacing - yeasty aroma, with spciy notes, plums, figs and christmas cookies - strikes the balance between roasty and sweet qualities that all the great ESAs do - full-bodied, quite chewy - toffee, caramel and a slight nuttiness - bready malts and dark fruit - peppery and spicy near the end, finishing with some nutmeg and a touch of chocolate - I’m going to get plenty more of this stuff for the long, north-east winter.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
Nice deep red color, with good head. I smell all kinds of spices, although they say there are none. Oh, this tastes like a porter, roasted coffee and malts, caramel and toffee. The head goes small, but leaves good lacing. There is a back ground flavor of hops. This is an excellent brew. Glad I got a 6er of this. Get it!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ColoradoOAR (3) - Superior, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2005 does not count
The bottle says it all...’Yeah it is" when reffering to the alcohol percent, 8%. Has a dark brown color with a well rounded taste with hints of a sweet coffee taste. Finishes well and is rather palatable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
shadey (1867) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 3, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2007 Every beer I have had tonight has been a deep ruby color. This one had no real head to speak of. A very nicely balanced mix of malt and hops in the aroma with something more. Caramel or toffee must be what I am smelling. The flavor was complex and well balanced. This was really a pleasure to drink, I wish I could get more. 8/3/8/4/18

RERATE: Deep deep red pour with a thin head of white cream. Aroma is deep and rich sweet caramel. Some bitter hops. An all around well blended experience. flavor is complex blend of sweet and bitter. Smooth body, nice finish. Just a little sticky.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4889) - Fort Wayne, USA - NOV 22, 2005
This bottled brew poured a head of foamy frothy topped tan colored mostly lasting bubbles that left behind a carbonated transparent deep caramel rel brown colored body and a good lacing. It had a malt hop dough caramel aroma. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish, mildly vinous with a strong caramel malt flavor. There was a very noticeable hoppy content to it along with a yummy caramel flavor. Delicious! Another fine brew by Avery!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hippie4beer (162) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - NOV 23, 2005
Pours a deep ruby- brownish color with a nice thick head. Aroma of malty nuts, fruit,chocolate, and alcohol. Smooth body with hints of carbonation. This is a great winter brew. Smooth enough, tasy enough, and very warming.


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