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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A dark Strong Ale with deep toffee and milk chocolate malt flavors, firm bitterness and a kick that will put the Merry in your Christmas.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - MAR 22, 2014
pours a deep dark mahogany with a thin khaki head, and some lacing. smell is of malt, spice, toffee, and some sweetness. taste is thick and creamy, malt, spice, caramel, some nuts, and some molasses. ends smooth and creamy.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (74) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Not much aroma, but not necessarily necessary for style. Very nice malty flavor. Low carbonation. Nice mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle:   Cola colored, thin to moderate sudsy sandy head, little lacing.   Soft bready nose, malty, slight dark fruit.   Fairly fruity on the tongue, bready, slight dark chocolate, a little tart too.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   A little like fruitcake on the exit, tart fruitcake.   Very interesting, and a welcomed change of pace from most Winters.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10696) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger creamy/foamy tan head. Aroma is difficult, but there is clearly chocolate. Med body. It has a tart/sour aspect. But it works well with the dark malt, treacle and chocolate. Really works up the old taste buds. The front part of my tongue is titillated. If this is infected it was a stroke of luck. Finishes sour, chocolate, toffee and darkly malty. Wow!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 12, 2013
Draft in Seattle. Caramel scotch ale appearance, herby spice. Roasty, sweet, caramel, oatmeal, smooth and roasty. Nice dark and lively winter beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Serving: from tap at Filiberto’s Italian Restaurant. Aroma: heavily toasted-malty. Appearance: average-sized, rocky, light-brown, initial head with fully diminishing longevity and fair lacing. Dark-brown/black body. Taste: moderately sweet initial taste and lightly bitter, smoky, banana-tasting finish. Average duration. Palate: medium to full-bodied with dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall: very interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Black color with lasting tan foam. Dry spice, spearmint, chocolate, medium roast aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Dark chocolate, mint, medium roast malt, holiday spice flavors--good

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2012
This ain’t a stout. Well sorta. I’d agree with the previous reviewers in saying that this is a prime example of a strong american ale. It’s darkness gives a stout-like impression, however it really is lacking the sharp roasted edge and coffee-like qualities you would expect in a stout. Instead you’ll find a decently hopped ale that has a distinct fruity esther. There’s a lingering sweetness in the finish that carries over for a bit too long.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2464) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Draught. A spicey raisiny sweet drink. Some roasty malt but the fruit and sweetness are much more present. Works well and comes across very smooth.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 7, 2012
Draught. Pours black with a bubble/frothy beige head. Smells a bit earthy and dusty, but not much else. A hint of roasted malt. Tastes semisweet with a fair among of bitter. Some fig or raisin. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Find she’s dry. Not a fan.


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