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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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A strong ale or "Winter Warmer" with dark red-brown color and a very rich malty flavor. Dry-hopped lightly with Cascades for a pleasant aroma and slightly spicy hop finish. This big beer is deceptively strong, yet tastes very smooth thanks to extra long cold conditioning.Original Gravity: 1.072


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
rich black core, brown around the edges, fluffy full head that fell to a film and left nice lacing. warm attic dusty sugary aroma. rich molasses sweetness, very satisfying. floral hop finish cleans the palate for the next sip.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2006
Draft at Collins Pub. Pours a clear mahogany with an off-white ring of foam. Fruit and nut aroma. Medium body and light carbonation. Tons of vanilla and bananas in the taste, along with nuts and malty caramel. Clean finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (2145) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 13, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2006

On tap at the College Inn in Seattle. Pourrs a deep red-bown with a limited and short-lived head. The flavor is intense in both hops and dark malt, though well rounded on both accounts, slightly sweet on the palate with a nice bitter hop finish. Unfortunately, this one didn’t have the sort of staying power I would have liked to have seen; halfway through I was beginning to lose interest (and beginning to lust for the Diamond Knot IPA that would follow; perhaps this is more the fault of that superb Diamond Knot brew than that of the present beer.) The beer felt increasingly cloying and less refreshing by the sip.

Nonetheless, this is not a bad offering at all - quite a passable seasonal in the Pac NW style.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2083) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2010
pours a semi-cloudy dark brown with a red tint, a very small tan head, and good lacing. smell is faint, some spice, some malt, and a touch of caramel. taste is thick, nutty, spice, toffee, peanut butter in the back, and malt, ends on the oily side.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 1, 2008
From a 22 ounce bottle--Poured a deep amber-mahogany body with a creamy beige head. Creamy, hoppy, sweet, nutty, bready nose. Light toasty crisp hops presence. Toffee, vanilla, citrus finish. Very tasty!

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - FEB 8, 2009
Sampled at Backus’ Backyard Bash. Clear brown with a thin beige head. Caramel and toffee nose, a bit roasty. Malty flavor, kinda weak, not much carbo, feels dead. This didn’t do it for me. Meh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2010 Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro--Cabin Fever Winter Ale--1998 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Winter Ale. Told this was an amped version of the Scotch Ale. Cloudy red brown color. Very dry. Light spice front with assertive hints of hops. Not really Scotchy; tasty, but hard to Classify, Define, or Rate. Sampled 12/12/1998. Boundary Bay Brewing Company--Cabin Fever--A Winter Ale--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 55 IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Winter Ale--Roasted. Foamy dense lacy light tan head. Clear deep dark ruby brown color. Rich roasted spicy floral hop mild malt fruit front. Malty sweet spicy herbal hop infused crusty roasted earthy toffee mild fruit body. Rich malt hop spice cinnamon hint dry sweet mild hot end. Sampled 12/11/2010. Purchased for $4.75 @ Full Throttle Bottles, LLC, Seattle on 12/9/2010.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Dark leather. Moderately aromatic, malt accented with hints of dark fruits, corn, caramel and citrus fruits. Mild, malt driven flavor with hints of cocoa and plum

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2005
Nice sweet vanilla aroma. Taste is malty enough, but came off kind of chemically. Balanced bitterness. Finish was funky and off. I was expecting more, oh well.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
Dark brown rich looking body but the flavour was a little thin. Nice aroma of spruce. Soome flavour, cocoa, in the malts and a smooth finish.


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