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RATINGS: 532   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 222   ABV: 7.4%
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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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jhamp9 (1029) - Corinth, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Dark mahogany with a nice lasting cream head. Great lacing. Aroma is Christmas spices and caramel. Taste us the same with a bit vegetable. Medium body.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ed5388 (1977) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2013
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a finger of foamy tan head. Aroma of grain, caramel malt, spices, and ash. Taste is slightly ashy, caramel, toasted malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and yeast.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2013
Watery with a caramel flavor that has an unwelcome lingering. Not offensive, but aftertaste is not good

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (2540) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Super dark almost black pour from draft at emporium. White head. Has a fruity chocolate taste. Somewhat bitter. Not a typical Christmas ale. Not bad but wouldn't go for another

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheHopster (791) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2013
On draft at the Tabor Road Tavern in Denville. Aroma is faint without much spice and bready. Amber-brown complexion. No glass lacing. The flavor is richly malted with mild undistictive spices and alcohol noted. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
Embossed longneck bottle, OK label. Dark beer, almost (if not) clear. Thin filmy head. Oaty-cereal aroma reminds me of altbier, with chalky cocoa tones - it’s subdued, but it reminded me of fresh toasted bread and I really liked it.. Dry, almost savory, slightly tannic. Not very bitter, not spicy (which is what I usually expect in a Christmas/winter brew), a little toasty, a little warming. Medium, chalky body with a grainy aftertaste. Very average overall. New Leaf Market.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ontbeertaster (2308) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle, pours a nice reddish, aroma is spicy and taste is too is nice and easy drinking, pretty good

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap. Strong spice aroma. Color is amber with white head. Taste is light, spicy, no real malt backbone. Almost watered down.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap at Kuma’s Too. Dark brown and clear. Caramel and light citrus fruits in the aroma. Big caramalt taste, and a big body to match it. Enjoyable.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
travita (3857) - Frisco, Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bottle. The look is clear, amber red in color, with a thin beige head. The smell is malty, weak, sweet, barf, spice, and eh. The taste sweet, fruits, malt, and ugh.


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