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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A old ale with american hop varietals that has a complex citrus and caramelized toffee aroma and underlying notes of chocolate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dmschefke (570) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - APR 16, 2012
Pours a cloudy mahogany brown with thin light tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma of caramel, herbal hops, citrus, vanilla, chocolate, cream, and a slight nutty character. Flavor matches well and is a great drink, only knock is a really slick mouthfeel, almost like it just wants to slide down my throat...it’s a conspiracy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (456) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle - friend brought from Tampa. Very nice Barley Wine - and easy to drink for 10%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 19, 2014
Bomber brought over from Jeremy , poured into glass with hakes, and lamont, clear dark red/brown pour with white head, aroma is alsovhol ad fruit, some malts, sugar, really good shit,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Crichton99 (3) - - NOV 28, 2014 does not count
Faint smell of Jai Alai. Initial hint of jai Alai in the taste followed by boozey sweet taste with hints of raisin and fig. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Dark brown pour. Big tan head. Tons of lacing. Nutty malty aroma. Taste is malty. Nutty. Slight bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (465) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
Cigar City Warmer Winter Winter Warmer hits the mark as a strong winter brew. It is officially described as a mash up between traditional English-style barley wine and old ale. Faint aroma of carmelized raisins and dates rising off a very dark pour with a thick tan head. Taste is raisins, dates and toffee with maybe a hint of chocolate. The high ABV is masked well in the taste, but you will definitely feel it. Warmer Winter is not breaking any new ground, but definitely hits that winter strong beer style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1046) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Pours a clear Amber color with no head. A thin caramel colored ring sits atop the beer. Faint date on the nose. Cottony mouthfeel. Moderately thick. Some alcohol heat is noted. Cereal, Amish bread, and crispy chocolate chip cookies. Some zinc too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
"whoa nelly - this was a bit more intense than i thought it’d be. this english style barleywine/old ale manages a ridiculous level of complexity. toffee, caramel, citrus hops, rye spice, and a strong chocolate undercurrent, both in the nose and flavor. a wonderful sipper. if the sweetness in the flavor and the alcohol in the nose were toned down just a notch, this would be one of the very best."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Serving: 750 ml. bottle. It pours a medium ruddy brown with a thin head. The nose is fresh baked spice bread and sweet caramel. Full bodied and warming. Toffee, spice bread, candied orange, and caramel on the tongue with a lingering spicy sweet finish. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
AirForceHops (3522) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle shared by Phatdog1, thanks Craig. 2013 vintage. Dirty brown color with very little head. Aroma all notes of dark fruit. Dates, raisins, plums and figs.

Flavors is a blast of sugar and dark fruits. Raisins, dates and figs soaked in caramel and molasses. Cloying sweet. I think I need to go to the hospital to check my insulin levels. Just a sugar bomb! Maybe it would help with cellaring for a longer amount of time, not sure. Hard to drink.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (2878) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 17, 2014
MMM a barleywine in May! woohooo. Dark mahogany caramel appearance. Smells like copper pennies and depression. Sort of like walking into a hot topic in your 30s and wondering where you went wrong? Taste is pretty redeeming. still a lot of metallic, rice crispy treats and cookie crisps. a touch of port barrel. oily and thick.

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