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RATINGS: 409   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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7325) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2012
Bottle. Handsome rust amber colour with a finger-thick golden crown that leaves a little lace. Nose is surprisingly muted, with caramel notes struggling to rise out of the glass. I poured four of these and they were all alike. Flavor is tea and toffee, with astringent herbal rooty bitterness in the finish. After having recently had Old Fezziwig and Jubelale (on draught, no less), this cannot compare.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BigSound (196) - New York, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a murky brownish red with two fingers of light tan almost off white head, pretty decent lacing. The nose is pretty mild, a little fruit and some spice. The taste is more spice forward, I’m having a hard time putting my finger on it but I do get a little cinnamon, there are also some medicinal flavors in there. Medium carbonation medium body. Overall not that bad but nothing I’d go looking for. I do suppose this is a very aproachable winter warmer.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mattyvolz (17) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2012
12 oz bottle to pint glass. aromas of toffee and malt. color is slightly hazy mahogany. enjoyably bitter taste. overall good beer but not a great beer

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JazzyJ (4) - Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2011 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2012 Pours a deep/dark amber color with a nice tan foam head. Very easy going compared to the other Bridgeport brews I have had. A great simple seasonal brew (winter).

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
onceblind (4964) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Slightly cloudy dark amber under a creamy head that unfortunately doesn’t last too long. Smells like a winter English Strong Ale. Some burnt toffee and a mild tone of oak are on the nose, with some odd herbal bitterness. Taste is a little too bitter and herbal, with not enough sweetness to back it up. There is some sweetness present, but it tastes a little burnt and woody. Perhaps a little metallic as well.

2.4
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Aroma bread and fruit. Some hops and spice. Flavor is the same. Thin body. Not much to remember this one by.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Frank (3197) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is sort of a mildly strong amber ale. It maybe veers English in style but could just as easily be an American brew w/o much hop character. It’s a nice enough clear amber color w/ a thin white head and little splotches of lace here and there. The nose is sort of bready and yeasty. Flavor is initially dry and light but ends w/ a touch of raisin sweetness w/o any real malt character and a bit of iced tea-like astringency and an earthy, slightly metallic bitterness. This is not a terrible beer but has some flaws and really not much character beyond that.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2011
Pours a very deep amber with a small white froth. Aroma is malty and sweet, caramel, a bit bready with notes of spice and fruit. Flavor starts with a bread and fruity character, slowing picking up a more aggressive sweet caramel and dark fruit note before a sweet candyish finish. Light medium to medium body and a crisp carbonation. Not too exciting.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Porter4Me (9) - Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2011 does not count
Pretty good this year. Amber and opaque. Nice legs. A little bready flavor but the malt and caramel mix well with it which some don’t like but I love. Bitterness is almost perfect. Good winter warmer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle to pint glass. Pours a dark copper, with a distinct red tint. Limited, white head that dissipates quickly. Lot of malts, with a roasted caramel scent.


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