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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
Our full-bodied ale uses crystal malt and generous amounts of cascade hops to produce a well-balanced seasonal ale. So, whether your slippery slope is a mountain or your sidewalk, this ale makes an excellent companion. Grains: 2-row, Crystal 120, Chocolate, Honey Hops: Cascade Available: October 1 – Feb 1 Available seasonally in 12 oz bottles, draft

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (2317) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 7, 2011
12 oz single from Fred Meyer, S.Salem store. $1.25 Nice clear brown ale with a luscious light tan head..that is bubbly and creamy thick. Good choclate ,coffee aromas..a whiff of what seems like whipped cream. Pleasant. Taste is peppery coffee and cream, dark chocolate and a touch of pipe tobacco even getting a touch of peppermint and ginger..very nice really Good strong mouthfeel..coasting but not uncomfortable. Overall i found this a very nice beer for the colder weeks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14077) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 16, 2011
Bottle from Brewforia (pretty sure!). Pours dark ruddy copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of bread and perhaps cocoa. It’s certainly a darker breadiness. Med body. Flavor is bready and I do think chocolate. But there’s something that suggests diacetyl, but I don’t think that’s it. It’s pretty balanced, and it’s pretty tasty - it just has something that suggests xmas brew. Worth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 31, 2011
12 oz bottle from New Seasons - Dark brown. Strong bread aroma. Very rich malt flavor. Good hops balance. This is a winner!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 27, 2011
Disappointing. Bottle. Almost no aroma. Deep brown old ale colour with almost no head. Thin malty flavour, Thin biscuity finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Tap @ The BeerMongers during Brewpublic’s Killer Beers of Central Oregon event... Poured clear amber/reddish with an off-white head. Nose had some diacetyl, I would blame the lines but I know The BeerMongers keep them clean. Malty, sweet biscuits, with some yeast esters and some popcorn characters in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1763) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
Bottle from Belmont Station. Colour... dark brown with a massive, off-white head. Nose... sweetly malty with hints of toffee. Palate... burnt malt, stone fruits and boiled sweets with notes of dates, golden raisins and dried apricots all trailing off to a delightfully malty finish with a bit o’ booziness. I think I’ve found my new "go to" winter ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2011
A remarkably English brew. Roust malts and an estery chocolate aroma. Tingly and sweet fruit fades to dry chocolate before a good bitterness washes back over the tongue. Boozy warmth stays with you long after it’s done.

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