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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smoothsippin (47) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2013
A nice winter warmer. Spicy on the nose and into the mouth. Has a pleasant bite on the swallow and finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bubblehouse (1139) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Pretty good beer. The nutmeg and spice comes through nicely. One of the better winter beers I have had this year.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Cinnamon nutmeg and sweet malt taste.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Solid Christmas ale! Taste of nutmeg, ginger and spice. Brown?? Spicy porter?? Who cares. Very good. ----Hophaze out

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head. Black licorice, dark fruit and roasted malt aroma. These are all present in the flavor, with the dark fruit being masked by cocoa bitterness in the finish. Well carbonated with an oily texture. Definitely worth a try if you can get your hands on it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours opaque brown with a very thin off-brown head In a tulip glass. Aroma is clove, nutmeg, licorice, earthy, touches of cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon; certainly smells like a winter warmer. Taste is spicy, cocoa, alcohol, hint campfire smoke, licorice, brown sugar; finish is subtle, bitter chocolate. This is excellent. Nice lacing. Very full-bodied. Medium-low carbonation. Nice beer I got a mixed six pack and only have one I’ll have to go back for more of this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewjk (1037) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Perhaps the king of all Christmas / holiday ales I have tried--and I have tried a few! This thing is a robust, in-your-face, confection of a treat. Spiced porter? Doesn’t matter, excellent! I’ve missed you Dark Horse.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7666) - Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle to snifter. Looks good; a cloudy dark brown with thin light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells of malt and spices with some sweetness and mild vegetal notes. Tastes like it smells, but a bit more robust, and with some cocoa too. Nice and smooth on the palate. Solid beer.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tfratzke (92) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Aroma of cloves and ginger and cola. Appearance is a murky brown with a small tan head. Tastes is lots of clove, gingerbread, nutmeg. Some bitterness in the finish. Nice offering for a Christmas ale.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (807) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma has powerful gingerbread and cinnamon, to go along with clove, nutmeg, and chocolate. The taste follows much of what the nose offers. Still potent gingerbread and cinnamon. The impressions are stronger than they were in the aroma, while chocolate and toffee notes are present underneath. Long aftertaste of gingerbread. Medium in body, while a medium, kind of chewy texture. More carbonation than I was expecting. This has a feeling of drinking a holiday cookie. This is one of your better offerings for the Christmas season.


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