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RATINGS: 357   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
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A spiced Winter Warmer brewed with nutmeg, clove, allspice and other holiday flavors.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (499) - Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Love this one. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Big aroma of coffee cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is holiday spices, hint of coffee, coffee bitterness in the end. Medium body and medium carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (520) - El Cajon, California, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, obtained in a trade. Pours cola brown with a very small head. Nose is spicy, flavor is malty with some spice. Not really my style; there are several other winter warmers out there that are better.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3578) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Dark beer with some cola highlights when held against the light. Short lived mocha head. Sweet nose with lots of holiday spice notes. This is what I think of when I think of holiday beers. Dark sweetness of burnt sugar and molasses with lots of pit fruit, raisin, nutmeg, cinnamon, some bitter orange and some nuts. This is a fruit cake in a glass. Nice seasonal offering, even if I did drink it in June.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle... Poured dark brown, opaque, with a thin head that dissipate quickly. Aroma had lots of spice. Noticeable nutmeg, cinnamon, cocoa powder; sort of mole-esq on the nose. Tasted similarly. With a hint of green hops and spice along with an added malt sweetness. A nice spiced winter beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, 2011 vintage, thanks Matt! Dark brownish black pour with tan head, aroma brought notes of cinnamon, clove, dark fruits, hints of caramel, some roast, chocolate notes in there, interesting and a bit oxidized. Taste is a mix of sweet dark fruits, toffee, roast, lots of cinnamon, clove, touch of trashy notes as well, finishing sweet, some oxidation in there. Cool to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (9533) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Bottle @ Matt’s house, courtesy of bushmat1. Thanks! Pours a clear dark brown head with a tan head. Spicy, light pepper, chocolate, caramel, cinnamon aroma. Light ginger, nutmeg, toffee, caramel flavor. Nice stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Errl (1782) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 16, 2013
12oz bottle thanks.to bu11zeye..Pour is black with no head..Nose is spice,cinnamon,apple, clove,mint...Taste is gingerbread,spice,bread,cinnamon,christmas..Palate is gingerbread and spice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16335) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2013
10th March 2012
Opaque dark brown beer. Tidy mid - tan head. Palate starts soft but quickly turns crisp. Bitterish dark toffee overlaid by mild lactose and then crisp but mild spice and minerals. Cinnamon most noticeable. Dry finish with more bitter toffee. Interesting!

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
fattybladdy (626) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2013
On tap @ beer exchange. Solid dark brown pour with a slight tan head. Scent is spice, probably the beers best asset. Taste is malty and overdone with spice - nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, also some dark fruit. Overall I felt this was lacking.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2907) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, Winter 2012 bottling. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, dark bread, brown sugar, toffee, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, earth, roasted malt, chocolate, and light herbal. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and spice notes. Taste of big caramel, brown sugar, molasses, raisin, dark bread, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, toast, prune, earth, and light herbal spiciness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, dark fruit, dark bread, brown sugar, molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, roasted malt, chocolate, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of robust flavors; with a nice malt backbone over the spices; and almost zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice winter warmer style. Very nice robust and balanced flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.


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