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RATINGS: 1203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
12 oz bottle cellared for a year (or has it been two? Maybe they should put a vintage on the label, or I should date my beers when I cellar them...). Pours very bright and clear with color of amber resin and beige plush half-inch head that leaves lacing. Aroma is bready and doughy with a rich portion of molasses, as well as a clove note. There’s rich dark fruit on nose, followed by toffee and sweetbread flavors (reminiscent of British yeast contributions plus specialty malts like Victory) as well as flour (from oxidation?) ; alcohol presents itself mid-palate, which then melds with hefty balance note of bittering hop finish with some drying. Like a lean old ale, reminds me a of a leaner and much meaner London Pride).


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1452) - Georgia, USA - APR 1, 2015
Old rating. Pretty mahogany color. Big malty, nutty flavor. Not much spice at all. A lefty sweetness with a bitter finish. All around nice unspiced winter offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (152) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Tap. A simple malty winter warmer with a smooth mouth feel. Nothing really special. Actually the difference maker for me is actually what isn’t there. I appreciated the absence of the typical winter warmer spices. Drinkable but doesn’t leave a lasting impression, good or bad.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
voyageurmike (132) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Poured into pint glass from bottle, dark mahogany with toffee nose and light carbonation. Medium bodied, malty with caramel finish. Great to have a winter ale not doctored up with spices.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
tsd08460 (138) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2015
Aroma: alcohol, roasty, bread, Appearance: black, clear, minimal head, Taste: heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, Palate: full body, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (361) - Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2015
12oz bottle poured into an English pint. Old Jubilation pours a deep mahogany to burgundy with a fairly thin creamy tan brown head that lasts a solid 30 seconds. The aroma is caramel, molasses and a bit nutty. The flavor is milk, caramel, molasses, licorice, hazelnut, spices and a bit smokey. Overall this is a solid brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (341) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours mahogany in color with a tan head. Aroma is sweet caramel. Flavor is sweet malt with a hint of nuts and caramel.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (670) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2015
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Pours dark brown with a foamy thick head. Aromas of toffee, caramel, and sweet malts. Tastes sweet and nutty with toffee, and caramel. Hops are well hidden beneath the malts. Nice winter ale in the English strong ale style. High alcohol content and the big malt profile makes this one a sipper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DialSquare (3283) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2015
12oz bottle from Lucky’s in Clintonville. Shocked I hadn’t rated this. Burnt brown orange pour. Aroma of muted sweet malt, grassy. Tastes are creamy sweet caramel malt, dark fruit, brown sugar - which is usually all bad news for me - but this is well balanced and not overly sweet. Cola vibe. Easy drinking and covers the alcohol well. Good brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (507) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours blackish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sugary malt. Flavor is sweet brandy with bitter finish. Awesome.


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