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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A true Winter Warmer made in homage of the season: Full-bodied and rich, deep amber in color, crowned with a creamy head, and finished with a mild bitter flush.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hab40oz (242) - Grants Pass, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2004
2004 edition: pours a dark red color, thin head but thick creamy lacing. Much like Snowcap but a little more malty and sweet, very smooth and well balanced, not as hoppy and bitter as Snowcap. A very solid Winter Brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
Appearance: deep crimson color, clear and light at bottom, and adorned with a generous, cream-colored head of foam. Aroma: interesting...a bit harsh at first, whiskey-ish, alcohol stands firm and foremost in the nose (though it’s not terribly strong), with underlying fruit (plums, cherries, berries, grapes) and spices, and it becomes sweeter and rosier as it unfolds. Taste: very agreeable on the palate, quite smooth and mellow, with with a rich, roasty, tasty flavor all the way through. Highly drinkable, medium bodied, decent, fruity finish. A very happy little X-Mas brew, certain to please even a Scrooge. Humbug, this ain’t!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 30, 2004
Draft. Ruby beer with a nice off-white head. Nice hop profile-citrus and some spice- with some malt backing. Aroma of citrus hops. Light bitterness with an underlying roastiness. Well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 1, 2004
Poured a small whitish head, light lacing. Ruddy in color. Aroma is malty and some spice notes. Not really full bodied. Taste is malty with slight spice bite and a hop finish that is light. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2004
Pours a dark red color with a small off-white head that leaves some good lacing on the glass. Sweet spicy aroma, very malty with a slight hop backing. The taste starts very sweet and malty, slightly roasty and ends slightly bitter with a little of the spice jumping out near the end. Mouthfeel is a little thin in my opinion and i wish this brew used a little more spice to keep the aftertaste lingering around for a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 25, 2004
This has a good english feel to it. Spicy, mildy hoppy aroma, with toasted malts. Nice dark fruit, roasted malt flavors. The hops seem downplayed with this one giving it a pleasant malt chewyness. Warming and robust. Good one bridgeport!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2004
Sampled AIBA 2004: Dark amber colour. Strong malty aroma and very sweet and malty flavour, just the way I like it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milljame99 (24) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2004 Pours an amazingly huge head that quickly dissaptes. Appears very dark, when held to the light is an almost translucent very deep red. Has a wonderfully sweet nose. Very rich and creamy and finishes a bit bitter for a perfect cap to a cold winter's night!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GEOBRAU (188) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2004

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2004
Big fluffy head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of sweet cherries and mild hops. Creamy mouthfeel thanks to the bottle conditioning. The flavor is sweet with nice bit of hops - unusual for this style. Decent, but the best American English Strong Ale seem to be brewed in the NE.

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