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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
highibus (699) - Vail, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2009
pours a deep crimson with thin off white head and a bit of lacing. a bit over the top sweet bit nice carmel and plum notes. potent and warming. overall very nice.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Prufrockstar (679) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown, practically no head. Practically no aroma? Or taste? Astringent bitter finish. Medium body. Warming alcohol finish. May have gotten a bad bottle. Or this cold has completely crushed my sense of smell and taste. Will re-rate next time I find this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2011
Pint @ The Traveler. Decent winter ale. Not too thick, not too hoppy. Kind of Goldilocks. Canít believe I havenít rated this before.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (676) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Malty aroma with hints of vanilla, caramel and spices. Medium bodied with flavours of raisins, caramel and a malty sweetness. After the sweetness subsides thereís some nuttiness and some hops and alcohol. The sweetness in the body is a bit too much for me, and the finish is a bit too boozy.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (596) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 22 oz bottle. Pours a murky amber brown with a thin creamy head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, and solid bourbon notes. Taste is rich lightly roasted malts with nice earthy hop flavors and delicious bourbon on the finish. I donít think this was barrel-aged, but itís definitely there. Bottle is maybe 6 months old, so who knows. Hard to believe this is only 7%, tastes bigger. One of the best NW winter beers, and thatís saying something. Would love to see a version of this cranked up to imperial range.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (566) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
On tap at Pumphouse Pub in Richmond. Dark reddish brown colour. Rich malts on the nose. Flavour wise this is a tour de force, if you like a rich and flavourful beer. Rich malts abound, but are tempered by a strong background bitterness. Memorable!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Ever tasted a beer and found it a bit...off and then went to look to see what others have said about it? I couldnít agree more with what TAR stated below, so Iím going to leave it at that. Something is seriously wrong here and after a few swallows of this bomber, itís likely going to be a drain-pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baobubba (455) - Starkville, Mississippi, USA - OCT 13, 2002
Very estery aroma with a twang of alcohol and a hint of roasted malt. A dark reddish brown with a persistent but thin head. The body was a bit lacking. Flavor starts estery and sweet fills out with a little raosted malt and finishes bitter. A very nice winter warmer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Aroma: some cream, malts, and carmel. Also some fruity metallic scents and some pine
Appearance: very dark brown with a slight reddish tint, light brown head, some lacing
Flavor: sweet, fruity, carmel flavors with a strange off-taste...almost like a metallic lambic taste (very strange)
Palate: very smooth with that weird aftertaste that leaves almost a tartness in the mouth

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 4, 2007
On tap at Winter Beer Festival. Pours a dark reddish-brown with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is full of malt with hints of hops and spices. Flavor is rich in both hops and malt. Mostly a spicy yet sweet caramel flavor commands the tongue, not overly sweet though. Pretty easy on the palate with no hints of alcohol. Lacking a little bit on body.


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