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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (3833) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 11, 2012
650ml bottle pours almost black in color with a 2 finger off-white head that retains well and leaves a nice lattice on the glass. Aromas are roasted barley, chocolate, caramel and spices (possibly allspice) with hints of citrus. Taste is roasted barley and citrus bitterness with chocolate and caramel malt sweetness and a pleasing spiciness in the finish. A really enjoyable winter ale that is quite strong on the palate, but still rather easy to drink. Highly recommended.

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6029) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 7, 2005
Bottle pours brownish tinted amber, heavy on the brown, slightly hazy, monsterous tannish hued foamy head, with excellent lacing.   Hop bitterness, roasted malts, and carob on the nose.   Smells interesting enough.   Taste is malty, biscuity, fairly sweet, with a soft hop background.   Enjoyable body, with a medium mouthfeel.   Lingering hop bitterness on the finish.   Not bad!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2187) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 28, 2005
On tap at the brew pub. Dark brown color with a thin light tan head. Aromas were dark and sweet of wood and caramel. Flavors were rich and woody wth some brown sugar and oak barrels. Not too much hop bitterness and a heavy feel. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Bottle: Dark mahogany color with a light sturdy crown of head and a creeping ring of lacing. The nose is fairly hoppy with a spicy herbal hop note, and a burly chewy caramel malt note that follows it up. Nice raisin and toffee notes along with the moderate alcohol and ample hop nose. Bitter hoppy tail, it’s almost enough to take away from the malty body, but it’s still there. I would prefer this without the dry hops actually, but it’s still the end of summer, we’ll see what this is like in the dead of winter once Cabin Fever sets in.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - OCT 10, 2007
Bottle: Pours a deep mahogany color with a medium, creamy beige head. Nice lacing too. Nose is malty and dark fruits with citrus. Tastes malty and sweet with bits of caramel and a light woodiness. Warms up nicely. Thanks BuckDich!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2007
22 oz bottle - ruby brown with off white head; strong and thick malt aromas mixed in with spices and hops; rich and smooth texture that’s not too spicy and comes to a clean finish; decent

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 10, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Garnet color with a light tan head. Toffee sweet malt smell. Light - medium bodied and lightly carbonated. Smooth texture. Nicely balanced taste of sweet toffee, bitter coffee. Finishes with a medium bitter alcohol tang. A pretty tasty winter time brew from the great northwest. Dec 2004

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2008
amber color shines through the fire light at the über tavern in Seattle. Faint white head with a pine and citrus aroma. Lightluly sweet toasted malts are quickly overwhelmed by a strong hop finish

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.


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