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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Gnar-Gnar Lumpkin, the shreddingist snowman this side of Nantucket Sound, likes nothing better than catching a wave on his board...a Cisco wave that is, cold, fresh, and wicked cool! Get mad shacked with the Shredder and have yourself a merry little winter.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
argo0 (11442) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Small beige head atop clear copper body. Aroma is medium sweet, ginger, some lime, light hay. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some ginger, light clove. Light-medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazelnut brown with small off white head. Nose is malty, light caramel and spice. Not overly spiced like most winter/Xmas beers, thankfully. Nothing super exciting but a fine and drinkable winter Warmer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
annunz123 (853) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Bread, spice, and some smoke in the aroma. Flavor is definitely different, but not in a good way. Toast, caramel, smoke, and some bitter/sour all compete in the flavor, and nobody wins, especially you, the drinker. Poor effort from a brewery I usually really like.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby tinged brown with a medium to large off white head. Malt, toast, a bit of burnt spices, and a hint of paper. Medium bodied, toast, malt, a bit of spiciness. Burnt malt and spices, dry herbal earthy bitterness on the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
blipp (5974) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber with an off white head. Juniper berries, ginger, hints of spruce, with lightly toasted malts and earthy notes. A bit odd.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gripweed57 (632) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2012
12 ounce bottle. deep mreddish brown color with a small bubbly beige head. Earthy woody spruce-like aroma. Bittersweet roasted malt flavor with hints of spruce, brown bread and leather. Dark dried fruits and black pepper in finish. Not worth seeking out.

2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Pours a nice reddish brown color with a good sized bubbly white head that slowly dissipates to a cap. Smells of mineral water, licorice, a bit of brown sugar and a hint of earth. The flavor is really quite bad. Caramel and brown sugar atop a heavy presence of anise or licorice with a metallic earthy almost sulfur flavor. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet tart mouthfeel. I couldn’t finish this one it’s horrible.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4352) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Pours bright mahogany into a shaker. Off-white head with excellent retention pancakes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Toasted nut bread aromas. Earthy bitter leaves and twigs upfront and straight through to the lasting bitter root finish. Quite a change. It’s flavor is more like "bitter" liquor than the typical bitterness of pine and grapefruit beer offerings.

1.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza. I really like Cisco’s beers, but this beer is a dud. Flat woody flavor with a thick, stale hoppiness without any character. Pass.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jkwood04 (3849) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours dark brown with a lacy, light tan head. Aroma of spices and a lot of earthiness, a little caramel and bread, and some light hops. Flavor the same, with too much spiciness. Average texture. A decent beer.


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