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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


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
aracauna (3050) - Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2003
Dark ruby brown with white head that disipates quickly. SOme caramel, hay, alcohol, mild hop bite, weird sour fruitiness (prunes) that Iíve smelled in some other beers. Not as big in the taste. Less than impressive and a bit watery.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2002
Light fruit malt nose. Toasted malt flavor with medium finish. The alcohol heat rather spoils the beer in this case I feel

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TAR (2444) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Hazy, nearly opaque brick red. Sticky off-tan foam of large and small bubbles. Unexciting, airy aroma with a mixture of plummy malt, caramel, and subtle, but zesty, medicinal phenols. Mild scents of bubblegum. Loosely fuzzy and stingily spritzy. Harshly alcoholic and fairly tangy with leathery astringency gripping the back of the throat. Progressively less clean with brash phenolic spice that has just begun to develop, which adds more sharpness to the alcohol, and, along with the carbonic spritz, washes away any subtleties that lurk beneath. Overripe plum flavors spoil the finish and compound the astringency as phenolic-laden alcohol and lead shavings run rampant. Even in small amounts, this is tough to stomach. Fragile/infected or just old? Iím guessing the former.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kathouse (934) - Nevada, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Pours a deep reddish brown with an off white head. Aroma of caramel and hop. Hop flavor predominates the coffee malt flavor. More bitter in the finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, 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

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 Backusí 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 didnít do it for me. Meh.

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.

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Ernest (6157) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2005
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium brown. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), with notes of cinnamon, DMS, plastic. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Obvious problems in the aroma, sour finish, another scary sample from BB.

1.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Prufrockstar (830) - 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


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