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RATINGS: 1200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 (354) - , 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).


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
demannu (41) - 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 (103) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
two7offsuit (285) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBear11D (350) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cousin_Larry (444) - - JAN 18, 2015
Pours blackish brown with a tan head. Aroma is sugary malt. Flavor is sweet brandy with bitter finish. Awesome.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
miyauchi38 (475) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
FestDecBeet (330) - - JAN 5, 2015
Look: pours a dark Amber. Tan head. Very clear. Smell: hops. Sweet caramel. Pine. Muted Citrus fruit. Taste: heavy roasted malt. Slight bitterness on the back. Pine and grass. Feel; medium carbonation. Taste more like a porter but too dry for that. Overall: not what I was expecting with ale in the label. First drank: home 1/5/15 Vintage: 2014

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (793) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle, 1 year old. Cola. Hazelnut aroma. Toffee sweetness, toasted malt, with big nutty flavors in the taste. A very good, smooth winter brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
foyle (282) - Wyoming, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Appearance: dark reddish-brown with plenty of streaming carbonation. Pours a 1" cream colored head that falls pretty fast with some lacing left behind. Aroma: rich aroma of toffee, dark roasted barley, earthy and citrus hops. Mouthfeel: medium bodied, slightly astringent, with a dry finish and a lingering alcohol burn. Flavor: complex mixture of rich roasted barley, cocoa, toffee, some tangy citrus and herbal hops and a definite alcohol presence. Overall: a hearty and tasty brew, this definitely fits the definition of a "winter warmer". Excellent to sip on a frigid winter night.


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