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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The chill of a Colorado high-country winter calls for a beer with extra flavor and strength. Here it is. At over 7% alcohol, with a sturdy texture and rich flavors of caramel and chocolate, our holiday seasonal is the fermented equivalent of a good fire.
The ultimate winter warmer.
Available: November-December


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear, dark copper color with a thin laced head. Hoppy aroma with some spice in the background. Light flavor. Some hops and malt mixed in but that is about it.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Block (1706) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2014
This beer was just sweet and malty enough to cover the alcohol. A little bit of spice but mostly malts, caramel, some darker fruits. A dry finish. Good but not a sessionable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsmerig (1351) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Pours a clear brown with a white head. Taste is malty with a slightly fruity note followed by a clean finush ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1340) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Bottle. Amber color. Aroma of cocoa, caramel, toffee, biscuit. Light sweetness. Light bitterness. Other spices blend in nicely. Nice texture. This is a good Christmas beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
zizzybalubba (1610) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2014
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine, Virginia Beach, VA. Muddy brown pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of toffee and light floral hops. Sweet tastes of caramel and light chocolate with hints of light citrus. Decent but nothing spectacular.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (827) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pours a light hazy copper. Has a faint aroma of spices, malt and caramel. Taste is full of winter spices, sugar, and malts. A dry aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3934) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle thanks to stephrocks: Poured a clearish brown with a thin off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet malts. Taste is buttery caramel malt and dry finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (14043) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
Keg at Top Hops - NYC. Pours lightly hazy copper with a creamy khaki head. The aroma holds doughy bread, light toffee, ripe fruits. Medium to big sweet flavor, with a bit of booze, berries, subtle wintery spices, caramel, marmalade. Full bodied with average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish with some sticky sugars, ripe and lightly tabgy fruts, berries, alcohol, leaves. Pretty decent holiday kind of gear.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Evolutionary (392) - Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Gift from French. Nose is licorice and nutmeg. Smooth and matches style well. Body is medium thick with little carbonation. http://www.thebrickfan.com/lego-disney-princess-el

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ESPh (99) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2014
This beer deserves a higher overall rating. Nice head, caramel color but just a feint aroma of spices. Not a strong, but nice light spice flavor. Malt not too sweet. No, it’s not the best example of its style. However it is very drinkable and enjoyable.


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